One of the oldest living things on Earth

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 In the White Mountains in Inyo National Forest - California, at approximately 11,000 feet are the Bristlecone Pines.

 This photo of a Bristlecone Pine tree is in the middle of an area of

Bristlecone Pine Tree

one of the oldest living things on Earth. In 2004, the trunk was checked for age, approximate date: 4,770 years old.

 When you go to view the Bristlecone Pine trees, the Park Rangers will not tell you exactly which pine tree is the oldest because someone may do it harm. But they will direct you to the area where it stands.

 This tree might look dead, but it is alive within the bark.

 To visit the Bristlecone Pine Trees is amazing and to walk among them and try to imagine how old they are is unbelievable.

photo by: Robert Swetz

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Konnie Mac McCarthy
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this is so cool, I have wanted to get out to see the redwoods, I'll have to add this to my list.....

Jun 30, 2008 02:01 PM #1
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Doug Fritchie
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Hey Robert ~ That is truely amazing that those trees are actually that old !

Jun 30, 2008 05:34 PM #2
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Nancy Robertson
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Truly amazing!  Thanks for sharing your picture. 

Jul 01, 2008 11:07 AM #3
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Pete Jalbert
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Pretty cool. I saw bristle cones at Great Basin National Park. They are pretty resilient trees living in a rugged environment.

Jul 01, 2008 11:41 AM #4
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Gene Allen
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Simple amazing that something can stay alive that long.  Think of everything it has seen.

Jul 03, 2008 02:26 PM #5
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Nancy Pav
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It truly is amazing that the tree has lived for that long...may it live another 5000 years!

Jul 05, 2008 04:17 AM #6
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Crystal Ledbetter
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great picture! thanks for the invite I am so gonna enjoy posting my pictures here!

Jul 05, 2008 10:20 AM #7
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Your welcome Crystal!

Robert

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Robert, what a great photo. I've been to the Redwoods, and it is beautiful...so beautiful! ;-)

Pepper

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