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Alabama Hills / Bodie /Bistlecone Pine forest

Pinus longaeva or whatever the hell 🤯 well just Google it🤪

White Mountains, roughly an hour’s drive to the east of Bishop are the oldest recorded living thing on earth. A Millennium older than the Giant Sequoia trees in the nearby Sierras, many are well over 2,000 years old and the “Methuselah” tree in Schulman Grove is dated at more than 4,773 years old. These trees were young and growing at the time stone axes were being used in Europe, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) was being built, and cuneiform clay tablets were being used in northern Syria.

Bristlecone pines (Pinus longaeva & aristata) grow in the White Mountains at elevations 9,000 to over 11,000 feet. The oldest trees grow on outcrops of dolomite, an alkaline, calcareous, low nutrient soil. Only on the alkaline dolomite will you find pure relatively dense stands of Bristlecone pine.

Then off to Bodie. Bodie (/ˈboʊdiː/ BOH-dee) is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills, east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California. About 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe. It became a boom town in 1876 and following years, after the discovery of a profitable line of gold, it suddenly attracted several thousand residents. It is located 12 mi (19 km) east-southeast of Bridgeport, at an elevation of 8379 feet. Hopefully without snow this time. 


Earlier Event: July 1
Big Bear Run (1 day event)
Later Event: September 9
Rubicon Trail