Great Basin National Park is perhaps the nation's best kept secret. It is located in a very remote part of the country and few people even know it exists. It is a wonderfully diverse place. The rocky slopes of Wheeler Peak (below) forms the centerpiece of the park. Groves of Bristlecone pine trees (left) are located near the tree line. These trees average 2-3000 years old and some have even been known to live for 4,900 years. The park even includes Nevada's only glacier. The lush alpine forests are in stark contrast to the dry, arid desert of the valley below. At the beginning of September, the aspens were changing colors and the fall foliage was starting at the higher elevations.
Bristlecone Pine trees