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White Mountains

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The White Mountains of California are a small mountain range that runs along the eastern side of the upper Owens Valley, just across from the Sierra Nevada. The upper slopes hold some of the most easily accessible groves of Bristlecone Pine trees. Those trees can reach an age far greater than that of any other living thing known - up to nearly 5,000 years. Between cold temperatures, high winds, and short growing seasons, the trees grow very slowly, creating extremely dense wood with twisted shapes which is very resistant to invasion and decay. One of the bristlecone pines of the White Mountains, nicknamed 'Methuselah', is the oldest known tree in the world, about 4,700 years old.

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Lake Crowley and White Mountains at dusk. California, USA ( color) Bristlecone Pine tree squeleton, Patriarch Grove. California, USA ( color) Dead standing Bristlecone pine trees,  White Mountains. California, USA ( color) Lone Bristlecone Pine tree squeleton, Patriarch Grove. California, USA ( color) Bristlecone Pine trees, Patriarch Grove. California, USA ( color) Dead Bristlecone pines on barren slopes with storm clouds, White Mountains. California, USA ( color) Ancient Bristlecone Pine tree, Methuselah grove. California, USA ( color) Twisted Bristlecone Pine tree, Methuselah grove. California, USA ( color) Bristlecone Pine tree squeleton, Methuselah grove. California, USA ( color) Bristlecone Pine forest, Methuselah grove, White Mountains. California, USA ( color) Bristlecone Pine tree, late afternoon, Discovery Trail, Schulman Grove. California, USA ( color) Gnarled Bristlecone Pine trees  at sunset, Discovery Trail, Schulman Grove. California, USA ( color) Old Bristlecone Pine trees and moon at sunset, Discovery Trail, Schulman Grove. California, USA ( color) Ancient Bristlecone Pine tree and moon at sunset, Schulman Grove, White Mountains. California, USA ( color) Gnarled Bristlecone Pine tree and moon at sunset, Schulman Grove. California, USA ( color)
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