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White Mountains
This natural area is open June through Labor Day. Here you can see the worlds oldest living thing, the Bristlecone Pine. These trees are very ancient, some older than 4,000 years. The elevation is high, over 10,000 feet so dress warmly and if you have difficulty breathing in high altitude, bring an extra lung. There are no services in this area, so when you leave Big Pine, make sure you have a full tank of gas. There are two self guided trails. The Methuselah trail will take you past the oldest of these ancient trees, named Methuselah, of course. This tree is not labeled to prevent vandals or psychos from destroying her.

Getting There-
Las Vegas to White Mountains

Travel north on I-15 and then north on US 95 to Nevada route 266 west. Nevada 266 turns into California route 168. At the "ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest" turn off, head north (right). This will lead you to the White Mountains.

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