“learn about the oldest living trees”
The Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is usually open late-May through the end of October. The center is the interpretive focal point for the oldest living trees in the world, the Bristlecone Pines. The interpretive center has exhibits, a natural history sales area, self-guided interpretive trails, and rangers on duty. From mid-June through Labor Day, daily interpretive talks and natural history lectures are presented at the Visitor Center. The area also has restrooms, picnic tables, hiking trails, and a nearby campground. The Bristlecone Pine Forest is located at 10,000 feet so visitors are urged to come prepared for just about any weather conditions and to bring your own water. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended.
It's totally worth the drive in you're in the area! Shulman Visitor Center employees were very knowledgeable and helpful. Bring your hiking shoes.
We unfortunately only had about 1 hour here just what we needed for one of the small hikes around the visitors center. Coming from Death Valley and 30 degrees Celsius and then seeing these weird old trees in ankle deep snow has simply fantastic, the drive up there is amazing - we came for sunrise and there is a view point you drive right past where you can see The Valley and the sierra mountains in all of their glory (at least if you come from the south).
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