Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Bishop

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  • We went to see the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Slow, long drive up with windy rides, but beautiful scenery along the way. They say there is a Tree here that has been here before Jesus was born. H...  more »
  • Just fantastic!! What a scenery! What a beautiful trees and what a great experience! Yes you need to adjust to the height, but once you’re over that, this is amazing! (And I wish I could show you the ...  more »
  • It was on my bucket list to hug a bristlecone pine tree, and I finally got to do it. The shorter loop is only 1 mile but it was pretty tough for us at such high elevation (above 10,000 ft) as we came ...  more »
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  • It is up a mountain. So in February it is cold. Drive slowly. There are a lot of drop offs. It was the last leg of our trip however I am glad we did not skip it. The trees are the oldest in the world. I was happy to touch a tree that could be over 4000 years old.
  • High elevation, take tour time exploring. Beautiful trees in a near surreal setting. Good views of the surrounding area. Chipmunks are the most likely wildlife to be seen. In July some plants are blooming and weather is nice.
  • What a wonderful and unique place. No where else like it on earth and the oldest living creations on earth. They'll never show you or point it out but there's a tree over 4500 years old here and you'll never see anything like it anywhere else. The 395 running north and south along the Eastern Sierras is indeed very special. There was intermittent rain that day and this was after just leaving the forest returning to the 395.
  • We decided to drive up & check it out even though it was not meant to be in our trip itinerary. I am so glad we decided to go because it was so worth the drive. It was really cool to see the oldest trees in the world & see the research Dr Schulman accomplished.
  • This place is amazing. Its very high, incredible star gazing at 10000 plus feet. Hikes and trees are accessible to everyone. You could do a fun bike ride on White Mtn. Rd. then bag a peak or walk among the oldest living trees on earth. There is a campground on the way to the brand new visitors center. Next time I'm spending a few days up there. Its remote and not crowded at least when we were there in mid October.
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