Pictures of Bristlecone Pines at Patriarch Grove


These three pictures were all taken in the Patriarch Grove, the highest of the Bristlecone groves in California's White Mountains, about 11,500 feet up. The bottom image shows Tim Thompson, dwarfed by the Patriarch Tree, the largest of the California Bristlecones.

Somewhere in this grove, or perhaps along the trail from Schulman grove, is the oldest living tree in the world; named Methuselah, and unidentified for its own safety, it is about 4700 years old.



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