We are happy to welcome you
at the entrance to the BRISTLECONE PINES' site,
the realm of mesmerizing beauty.
"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension,
and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature
in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull
us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells,
and constellations." Anais Nin
The above quote was made having in mind us, human beings. However, how true that
is about Bristlecone Pines too!
"This tree is pre-eminently picturesque, far surpassing not only its companion
species of the mountains in this respect, but also the most noted of the lowland
oaks and elms. Some stand firmly erect, feathered with radiant tail tassels down
to the ground, forming slender, tapering towers of shining verdure; others with
two or three specialized branches pushed out at right angles to the trunk and
densely clad with the tasseled sprays, take the form of beautiful ornamental
crosses … while on the roughest ledges of crumbling limestone are lowly old
giants, five or six feet in diameter, that have braved the storms of more than a
thousand years." John Muir
Amazing trees, especially those growing in the most harsh conditions just below
timberline, gain strongly expressed personalization. Each tree is so individual
as we are. What a fantastic feeling is when walking among them. Besides stunning
beauty they also encoded a lot of knowledge and wisdom of the universe! It's an
excellent place to expand horizons of self cognition, to thinking of eternity
and being touched by wisdom. Indeed, those old martyrs tell us so much (if we
only wish to hear them) along bringing us positive unforgettable emotions.
Bristlecone pine grove. (R.V. Byenes)
Please use the navigation buttons on the left and follow the trail into the
Bristlecone Grove. We only kindly ask you to respect that fragile environment
and follow the law of ethics as if you were in the most sacred temple. In fact,
it is the temple, it is the realm of Bristlecones. The Bristlecone Pines have
been isolated from human beings for ages until recently. Remember it was (and
definitely is) the best way of preservation those natural wonders. So please
stay on trail to minimize the erosion that cause those awesome trees to die.
Thank you and enjoy the adventure!
Have questions, requests, comments, suggestions? Please
e-mail us. We are happy to hear from you!