Relict Species: Foxtail and Bristlecone Pines

Relict, n: a remnant or survivor.Species, n: a distinct sort or kindPinus balfouriana and Pinus longaevaGreat Basin Bristlecone PineFoxtail PineIn the upper regions of the two highest ranges in California, two closely related trees exist in isolated remnant pockets. These trees are famed for their longevity, with one, the Great Basin bristlecone pine, known to live up to 5,000 years. …

Methuselah Walk

The Methuselah Walk is a moderate loop through a grove of Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, which grow to be the oldest non-clonal organism on the planet, with the Methuselah tree reaching an estimated 5,063 years old. That is twice as old as the average sequoia.Distance: 4.5 MilesElevation Gained: 800'Difficulty: EasyTime: 1:45Critters: NoneGet there like this.Note: …