Author Topic: Bristlecone Pines  (Read 5284 times)


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Bristlecone Pines
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:20 PM »
Has anyone been to Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada to see the trees there?

Last year I camped near the ancient bristlecones in California and certainly going again would be amazing time well spent, but this year I have TWO weeks. That's enough time to maybe make the longer trip from where I am on the central California coast up to Hwy 50 (often dubbed "the loneliest road in America") which would get me there.

Does anyone have knowledge of camping or backpacking in the area?


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Re: Bristlecone Pines
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 03:41 AM »
Yes.  Sorry did not see this post until just now.  Personally went there in 2014 about Sept 13-14.  Campground at 10,000 ft.  Have asthma could hardly breathe and walk at same time. Nevertheless made short 500 ft altitude gain hike to Bristlecones and first time had seen them anywhere.  So amazing to be in presence of these ancients!  There is longer hike to Wheeler Mt peak at 13,000+ ft which was not made(no air).  Would love to go again one day as well as Sierras area.  Read and watch all Great Basin Park videos online and if desired call Park office and can learn much.  Night skies are amazing!