There I was, sitting in my trailer during a dust storm in Mina, Nevada surfing the internet. And I read that someone had visited the ancient Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains weeks ago. What? Could this be correct? It was.
I’ve always wanted to see the ancient Bristlecone Pine trees, ever since I heard about them. They are the oldest known living plant on earth. Some are older than 4,000 years old. They live at 10,000 feet elevation where the snow doesn’t leave the roads until June usually. When I left on this trip, I didn’t think there was any possibility that I could see them. I was too early in the year for the roads to be open. And then I heard it was possible to drive to the trees. My travel plans got flipped, instead of going north, I headed south to Big Pine.Continue reading