Great Basin National Park

ShareTweet While the Wheeler Peak Hiking trail is not the longest at Great Basin National Park, completion of it offers the best bragging rights and the most personal sense of accomplishment.  When is the last time you or someone you know hiked all the way up to an elevation over 13,000 feet (13,065 to be […]

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ShareTweet After two spectacular days at Great Basin National Park, the final day of the short 3-day trip arrived.  The last two days included tours of the Lehman Caves and hiking to Rock Glacier as well as spectacular sights in the sky.  The monsoon rains brought out vibrant rainbows in the skies but also limited […]

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ShareTweet Adam Jewell At the Summit of Mt. Wheeler – July 31, 2010 After completing the hike up to the top of Wheeler Peak at Great Basin National Park in Baker, Nevada, enjoying the sights being able to breathe again and snapping some amazing photos, the time came to hike back down.  The hike to […]

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ShareTweet Great Basin National Park is a hidden gem.  It’s probably the one national park that neither you nor no one you know has ever been to.  It is located in Baker, Nevada which is basically the home of nothing except Great Basin National Park and the Lehman Caves which are some of the most […]

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ShareTweet After an awesome first day at Great Basin National Park, some hiking and the Grand Palace tour of the Lehman Caves at Great Basin!  The plan for today, the second day at Great Basin was another Lehman Cave tour at 1:00 followed by a hike to the summit of Wheeler Mountain Peak.  The cave […]

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ShareTweet When you visit Great Basin National Park in Baker, Nevada there are a few restaurants around including a cafe up at the Great Basin National Park Visitor Center.  The cafe is small and is in the same building with a small gift shop that offers a variety of jewelry as well as the usual […]

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ShareTweet Bistlecone Pine trees are some of if not the oldest living things on earth and top out at more than 4,500 year old.  The oldest trees tend to live in harsh conditions at elevations above 10,000 feet and sometimes barely look like they are alive.  The first and only other Bristlecone Pine grove encountered […]

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ShareTweet Unlike the Bristlecone forest in Big Pine California where you can drive all the way up to the Schulman Grove, hop out of your car and see the Bristlecone Pine trees, to see the Wheeler Bristlecone Pine grove at Great Basin National Park you’ve got to hike for the view after the 12 mile […]

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ShareTweet At Great Basin National Park you will find the only glacier in Nevada.  You can hike to it and enjoy the sights of a Bristlecone Pine Grove along the way all in one hike!  There aren’t to many Bristlecone Pine groves around because the Bristlecone generally seems to reside in harsh mountain conditions around […]

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ShareTweet At Great Basin National Park in Baker, Nevada the sights are stunning all around.  The monsoon rains can put a damper on afternoon activities but can also create stunning sights as brilliant rainbows appear off in the distance.  Most anywhere in the park you can find great views but one thing national parks often […]

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