Bristlecone Pine - White Mountains

Posted by 1943mike on Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:35 am

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Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4 @22mm, 1/1000, f/8, ISO: 125

Fourteen years ago I was part of a group of teachers in the White Mountains. There were some of these ancient trees that were alive but I liked the way this dead one looked. The oldest of these trees that is still alive is the Methuselah which has a verified age of 4,851 years. Its location is not for the general public for good reason.

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by John Labrenz on Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:38 am
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Gnarled and weathered.
The stories these Bristlecones could tell....
Neat image

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:04 pm
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I love these old gnarled trees! What a beautiful, tortured shape.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:12 am
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Great view of that amazing tree- even when dead, it shows it's tough character. I wonder how old this one lived to be-do they age dead trees too? Your enlarged view is impressive!
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