July 04, 2011


Lady Fi

Wow - what great pines... imagine living in those harsh conditions though!


I always love seeing snow covered mountain tops cascading down into more and more green
don't see that much around here unless you go north in early spring and hope you make it before the thaw

beautiful shots :)

thanks you for your lovely comment on my last post
you are one of those commentors we all admire
I like the little community my blog draws :)

Kay Davies

Fabulous photos. The first one looks like a painting. It would look great enlarged and framed.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


What wonderful odd shapes the bristlecones fashion into...ITS a beautiful area for sure!!


Great shots of a beautiful location. I'm always amazed when I hike at high altitudes here about how much life there is, and wonder how things can survive the bitter winters.

Clair Z.

I love your comment about the bristlecones! Wonderful photos. This sounds like a place we should visit.


I LOVE that first photo! Think of all the years it took to shape that tree! I've never heard of this park. I'll have to look it up!

Boom & Gary

Wonderful trees!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


Yes, that first picture is like a masterpiece. Love it.


More great photos and fascinating facts! I hope the weather is still being kind, Sallie!


We just discovered Great Basin year before last. I don't know how we missed it all those years of travel. It gave us that old-time national park feeling. There was more concentration on nature and not lots of crowds.


Wonderful shots of national park and nice history about it.


wow! what neat trees full of fight and history!


I am awed by Bristlecone Pines. I try to visit a grove of them near me every summer. They whisper ancient secrets if you listen closely.


Wonderful photos of that beautiful nature. The first really looked like a painting and I love the mountains!

Sylvia Kirkwood

Gorgeous place and your first capture is awesome!! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Sallie! Always a delight! Hope your holiday weekend is going well! Enjoy!



Saliie, it is a gorgeous park. I love the snow covered mountains. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!


What a unique image.Did you give the top one any treatment? It reminds me of an Impressionist painting.

Martha Z

We camped there about three years ago on Labor Day. I remember it was cold and windy when we walked among the bristle cones. It is certainly a long way from anywhere but I was glad we made a point of going there.


Imagine living for thousands of years all bitter and twisted like that!

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