Great Basin National Park

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Great Basin National Park is another patch of wilderness that’s so tucked away that it’s a bit off the beaten path. Residing in eastern Nevada, adjacent to the Utah border, you almost have to make it a destination as it’s not necessarily on the way to anywhere, unless you happen to be one of those who call Ely, Nevada “somewhere.”

In the morning, it was up early to walk to the Bristlecone Pine grove. I’ve long been fascinated with these most ancient of trees, and was glad to walk among a new grove. You can find a few other of these ancient trees in this gallery.

Along the trail the Bristlecone Pine grove, looking out over the great basin.

One of the ancient giants, estimated to be over 4,000 years old

The afternoon was all about resting along the shores of Stella Lake, followed by a semi-epic climb, following a…

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