Imagine being born 3200 years ago! At that time, Deborah would have been a prophetess in Israel and ancient Egypt would have been the superpower. That was also when this gnarled tree, now carved, chiseled and sculpted by wind and time was born.
Today, it still clings to life in a tiny forest scattered among other very old bristlecone pines, high above the Great Basin at Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
It’s always fun meeting new people on the trail. These two ladies were the only other ones we saw the morning my husband and I hiked the Cold Springs Nature Trail. We took turns passing each other while pausing every so often to gaze upon the beauty of nature.
This little book has been the guide to my best adventures in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
Each summer, for the past nine years, I’ve slowly, one by one, hiked one or more of the magnificent trails found in the pages of this book.
Now, I have six left.
If it all works out, next week another one will be explored: The Cold Springs Nature Trail. This trail is located in a part of Sequoia National Park that I have yet to visit. Needless-to-say, I’m very excited about this upcoming adventure.
I hope to post a description of the hike along with pictures next week.