Yesterday we visited the Bristlecone Pine Forest, just outside of Big Pine. The Bristlecone Pines are the oldest living organisms on our planet. They are up to 4,700 years old and grow at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet (or 3,000 meters).
Herbie had to climb a pretty steep winding road up the White Mountains, where these magnificent trees are located. In addition to that we had to take a little hike along a trail where we could spot some of the oldest Bristlecone Pines out there. Even though it was a long way up, it is well worth visiting this wonder of nature.
WOW! And we thought that the trees at “Dooie Vlei” (Dead valley) in the Namib is old! Does these trees still grow? We see green leaves around.
Have a great time.
Yes, they still grow. The oldest ones are 4700 years old and are still living. 🙂