1. An Ancient Forest

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    from Michael Maloney / Added

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    A few photos and video clips from a recent hike. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is located in the White Mountains of California, and is home to the oldest known living organism on earth, the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva). The oldest tree, nicknamed "Methuselah", is more than 4,750 years old, and is not marked to ensure added protection from vandals. The grove lies in the Inyo National Forest, between 10,000 -11,000 feet above sea level. The bristlecones grow in alpine outcroppings of dolomite - a magnesia-rich sedimentary rock that resembles limestone. And interestingly, the bristlecones that reside in moister soil with greater nutrients grow fat and tall but have a life expectancy of only 1,000 years or so. The oldest bristlecones live in the least nutritious soils in the most exposed, bleak locations, and are deceptively small. It seems soil with a high dolomite content produces a denser, resinous wood that is resistant to bacteria, fungus and insects. Trunks can remain standing for more than 1,000 years after the tree has died.

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    • A Walk on the Dark Side

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      from Nathaniel Child / Added

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      A Walk on the Dark Side is a timelapse showcase of places in the Western United States I traveled to during the summer of 2012. The locations include the Lassen National Forest, California, Yosemite National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Some highlights from the summer are the 28,000 acre Ponderosa wildfire (1:13), the 75,000 acre Chips wildfire (0:58 and 1:34), a midnight full moon rainbow (1:30), and airglow over Ashland, OR (1:37). Equipment used: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, Nikon 18-135, custom DIY timelapse dolly/slider with pan function Music: Rallying the Defense by machinimasound.com

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      • balance

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        balanced rock, bristlecone as far as the eye can see.

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        • Bent Trees

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          from Bill Johnson / Added

          I have a favorite place in the mountains that I have visited for almost thirty years. It is calming to sit with a living tree that has survived for thousands of years in a very difficult environment.

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          • bristlecone forest

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            from mehdi panahi / Added

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            arriving at the oldest living beings on earth

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            • Bristlecone Pine and Milky Way, White Mountains, California

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              from Tony Rowell / Added

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              • Bristlecone Pine Forest - Patriarch Grove Grove

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                from David Galson / Added

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                • Door Bell

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                  from Bill Johnson / Added

                  When I get to my favorite place, this is the first tree that I see. I always shout, "I'm Home!"

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                  • Explore Inyo County-Japanese translation

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                    from Skandar Reid / Added

                    This "Explore Inyo County" ad was produced by Skandar Productions in Bishop,California, 2014

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                    • Explore Inyo- German Translation

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                      from Skandar Reid / Added

                      This "Explore Inyo County" ad was produced by Skandar Productions in Bishop,California, 2014

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