: On a pilgrimage to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

LA Times: Reporting from the White Mountains, Calif. –;–; The White Mountains that straddle the California-Nevada border are known for their extreme environment. They get less than a foot of rain a year. The wind blows almost constantly, and the temperatures can dip to well below zero. Hard to imagine, then, that they're home to the oldest living things on the planet -- the ancient warped and twisted bristlecone pine tree, a big draw for photographers, painters and other artists. Related Photos: Offbeat......

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