Moby Goes to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

March 2015

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Inyo County, California, is home to the world’s oldest trees (more specifically, the world’s oldest non-colonal organisms). The oldest tree, “discovered” in 2013, is 5065 years old. The specific location of the oldest trees is not available to the public, but you can walk the trails in the general area and see these ancient bristlecone pines that thrive at high elevation and in poor soil.

The trails, while not as old as the trees, are fine examples of excellent workmanship.
The trails, while not as old as the trees, demonstrate excellent workmanship.
The forest at the top of the world.
The ancient forest at the top of the world
And I thought Larry was old . . .
And I thought Larry was old . . .
A look at the "bottle brush" branch and bristle cone.
Bristlecone pines have bottle brush branches and bristles on their cones
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Inyo County, California, is well worth a visit.
A beautiful drive, a beautiful day

5 thoughts

  1. 5065 years old? I checked on Google to see what was going on in the world. The beginning of agriculture in the fertile crescent. Ice age was over. Domesticated animals were developing their own farm-animal diseases and passing them on to humans. Perspective. That’s what we all need. Great photos. Cheers —

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