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The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is high in the White Mountains in Inyo County in eastern California. The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) trees grow between 9,800 and 11,000 feet (3000-3400 m) above sea level, in xeric alpine conditions, protected within the Inyo National Forest.

We didn’t have enough time to do the hike to see the oldest living tree. But we did get to see some very wonderful trees on the shorter hike. I took this one looking up against the sky, the light was very strong so some areas are little over exposed, but I like the way it turned out.

See WS for actual tree and surrounding landscape.

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