Bristlecone Pine; 11,000 feet, White Mountain Road, Inyo National Forest, California;
This is an old bristlecone pine, many of which are over 4500 years old. They began life before the pyramids were built, and are still vigorous today. The next picture shows a closeup of the base of the tree from the other side, showing the work of soil erosion in shaping the tree.
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