I took this video several years ago on a trip to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains. It’s one of my favorite places to hang out and relax.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to the oldest trees in the world, Bristlecone Pines. Some of these living trees exceed 4000 years of age and exhibit spectacular growth forms of twisted and beautifully colored wood. The visitor center at Schulman Grove is open in summer, with interperative programs, gifts, and information about the trees.
Whilst wandering around these ancient trees I realized how short our life span is and how important it’s to have a work/life balance. That become evident in the video where I said “square feet” rather than the elevation of the video I was taking.
I’m anxious to get back to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in 2017 sometime this summer or early fall.
My favorite spot to camp is several thousand feet down from the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Grandview Campground. While it’s a primitive campground, the sites circle around a central open space perfect for sunset views into the adjacent Sierra’s.