Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Bishop

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  • August 12, 2017
    Awesome, amazing, wonderful... can't find enough words to describe these trees which have for the most part 3 to 4000 years, and more for some! It must go up this winding road and reach more than 10,000 feet but frankly, you must come see! On the site, several walks are possible. We did the Methuselah trail, 4.5 miles, where you walk among the bristlecone with a view off sometimes on the Valley of death. The market is fairly easy, without great difficulty, since I was wearing barefoot... We also did the Discovery trail, shorter, 1 miles, this time with views of the Sierra Nevada, with its snow-covered peaks. Look at the pictures, impossible to say more, you must come to live!
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  • August 10, 2017
    We found it to be an interesting side trip. There are 3 Bristlecone pine forests. The walks were clearly marked and there were displays with scientific and cultural information. It was worth the time....  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    You will appreciate the unique climate of these Magnificent trees, the excellent visitor's center, and the superb views of the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley. An underrated destination, for sure.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Last week in full sun, two of did one of the short hike in mid afternoon. Beautiful! My age is 70 and I am in relatively good condition. The EASY 1 mile hike was pretty strenuous for me and my 56 year old friend. Glad I did it but would plan better for it next time. We both wished we had brought water. Neither of us suffered altitude sickness. we started hike at 10,00 feet and rose 300 more the summit. I did feel pretty shaky and felt like someone was pressing moderately on my neck at jugulars for 30 min after the hike.Even after we came back to Bishop which is at about 7000 feet.elevation.
  • July 4, 2017
    Over the years I have visited and camped near the Bristlecone Pine Forest and always enjoyed my stay Ive hiked in November,and all kinds of weather, as we explored the areas many mines, miners cabins and tree line as well as closer to the top of White Mountain.An area well worth exploring.Be prepared for a thin air environment above 9,000 feet. Take time to acclimate or get use to the elevation by going slowly. The Road up to the research station is over 12,000 ft and worth the drive to the observation area that looks down on Bishop and parts of the Owens Valley.
  • July 5, 2017
    Great area with two hiking trails that loop back to the start and bring you through the forest of Bristlecone Pines.
  • June 18, 2017
    Beautiful, but its 10,000 altitude makes for thin air to hike in.
  • March 27, 2017
    MUST DO HIKE. How can you pass up the opportunity to hike through a grove of the oldest trees on earth. Everything about this hike is great. I have a guide to the hike with directions on my blog here: https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/hiking-la/ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest-hike/

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