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This is a beautiful hike to the gnarly old pines and even beyond to the glacier. About a three hour round trip over a well marked trail. There was no snow on the trail up to the bristlecones. There was some snow beyond but nothing...More
I'll admit. This was a harder and longer hike than I had anticipated and we did not wear the right shoes. Wear sturdy shoes! Plan several (3-4) hours. The brochure says it increases 600 feet but it sure seemed like a lot. Also, I had...More
We came to Great Basin National Park to hike the Bristlecone trail. I knew the trail would have patches of snow since the elevation is 10,000+, but I never dreamed that we would be hiking in shin high (or even higher) snow. We found the...More
At high elevation, hike through forest to reach the gnarled and ancient Bristlecone Pines. Nice interpretive trail when you reach their grove. You can extend the hike by walking to view the glacier and/or return on a different trail that connects with the Alpine Lakes...More
We are not hikers.
The trek up & up & up & up etc., etc., etc..........is on a path that is NOT marked.....at times we were guessing as we were the only ones in the area.
You need to be careful with your footing.....in places...More
Who knew that these trees were older than all the other Bristlecone Pines on the planet? Some of the ones that are dying are 7000 years old. We loved this hike and loved that, at the top, where the grove is, there is an easy...More
Hike here, it's beautiful and informative at the same time. However the hike is not easy. We were there in mid of June, snow was still on ground. It created muddy because some was melting. It made the trail harder. The biggest challenge is the...More