The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to the oldest trees in the world. We had no idea what to expect from this trip, as I prefer to do minimal research before heading out on endeavors. I like to learn as I go, which contrasts to many who like to make a step by step game plan before embarking on their journey. Despite our lack trip planning, we were simply blown away by all the monumental views there were.
For the majority of our visit, we remained in absolute isolation. This was in part because we panned our trip 1 week before this mountainside becomes closed for the winter. On the other hand, after having spoken with the knowledgeable rangers at the ranger station near Methuselah Grove, this remains to be one of California's most remarkable and least known treasures. If you are searching for a weekend getaway, to witness one of the oldest living life forms on earth, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is the trip to make!
Slideshow from the oldest trees in the world.