Images from Great Basin National Park.

November 4 - 12, 2003

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There is so much more to Nevada than just gaming. Located in east-central Nevada, some of the park's attractions are 13,000 foot Wheeler Peak, Baker Lake and these ancient bristlecone pine trees such as the one above left and the subject of Scott's drawing. They can live for several thousand years. On the other side of the scale there are the Lehman Caves and their calcite formations such as those seen in Scott's photo above.

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Besides Wheeler Peak, the lakes, the ancient pines and the caves, there are large open meadows and sagebrush filled valleys to explore.

 

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Wheeler Peak shadows the one glacier in Great Basin National Park. In the photos below, we see the refuse left behind when glaciers recede. They leave behind millions of tons of rock. If you've ever hiked on these leavings, you know how difficult it can be to make good progress. The trail up Wheeler Peak is four miles long gaining 3000 feet to the summit. A fun and challenging day hike with great rewards.

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