Alaska 2007 travel blog

The Trees at Great Basin Have Changed Color Also

At 10,000 Feet We Hiked Thru These Aspens

We Made It to the First Lake

A Bristlecone Pine Tree

These Trees Are OLD!

Another Bristlecone Pine

These Trees Are Really Unique

Tim On the Rough Trail at 10,600 Feet

The View of The Great Basin That Is Over 4,500 Feet Below...

The Evening Shadows on the Basin

The Mountain Shadow on Baker, NV


We made the 68 mile drive to Baker, NV and the Great Basin National Park. We are not sure if we have left the earth and went to another planet or what! Baker has about 50 souls living there and it is the only town near the park. The park has a very interesting cave tour that we took in the afternoon and then we hit the scenic drive up Wheeler Mountain to 10,000 feet. Lots of great color.

At the top we took off to hike on up to the Bristlecone Pine Grove. We got there and it was really great to see the trees that are up to 3000 years old. The view was also a treat. With the temps in the upper 40's we headed back down to the truck. Overall we hiked about 5+ miles at 10,000 feet and above and felt good about how well we did.

We did not see the ONLY GLACIER in Nevada, but the Ranger confirmed that it was up there. We did see some snow patches that made it thru the summer--so a glacier is possible!



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