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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
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Location Big Pine, California
Address Big Pine, CA, United States
Lat, Long 37.328673, -118.206024
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Description Earth's oldest living inhabitant "Methuselah" at 4,767 years, has lived more than a millennium longer than any other tree. Discover how these trees were found and where they live. Learn of their unique strategies for survival. The focus will be on the White-Inyo mountain range of California. The ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is estimated to be 4,700 year old and the oldest living forest. Reaching the White Mountains and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest from Bishop, California is about a 1 hour drive. Travel south (14 mi / 23km) on hwy 395 to Big Pine, then east up hwy 168 to the White Mountain Road (13 mi / 21km). Here we turn left and continue the remaining 7 miles (11km) up to Schulman Grove at 10,100' (3048m). Several vista turnouts are located on the White Mt. Road, the most spectacular being Sierra View Overlook .
Keywords CA, National Park, Bishop, White Mountain
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2010-12-10
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