Bristlecone Pine Tree, White Mountains, CA
Want to know another fascinating fact about Inyo County, CA? Not only does it have the highest and lowest points in the lower 48 (see images from Death Valley) it also has the oldest living things on earth! These guys were over 1000 years old when Christ was a baby! This image took best of Inyo County in the Tri-County Faire a couple of years back. The road was closed going in the day I was there, so I hiked as far as I could. (10,000 feet up, I didn't get far) What appears to be the trunk is actually the main root. (A bigger brain than mine explained it to me) Seems that over 4000 years, the soil gets eroded away. Who knew?