Tuesday, August 3, 2010

White Mountains - Bristlecone Pine Forest

On the drive back to Southern California to catch my flight home, my father and I decided to take a side trip up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.  The bristlecone pines are found high in the White Mountains near the Nevada border near Big Pine, California.  These trees are known to be some of the oldest living organisms on Earth... some dating back over 4800 years!!!  While some of the trees may look dead, they are actually still living.... amazing!  All of the photos below were taken from Patriarch Grove at 11,350ft. 

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