Late in 2017, we ventured west from Wyoming to see new territory. New to us, at least. First up, as we crossed the Utah/ Nevada state line was Great Basin National Park. A relatively small, and unknown Park, Great Basin is a gorgeously diverse gem.
The visitor is likely first captivated by 13,000+ ft. Wheeler Peak. It is impressive from every angle.
But this is not just a mountain park. It boasts sage brush foothills, a bristle cone pine forest, and caves.
We boondock camped in the adjacent BLM land, but the park itself has several camping options for both tent campers and RVers.
The bristlecone pine forest is beautiful and ancient. These trees are gnarly, but the oldest living organisms on the planet.
We visited in October, so the temps were quite cold at higher elevations.
Great Basin is a really nice place to get a glimpse into the diversity of landscapes, plants, and animals in the Great Basin region. It’s a quiet park, remote and little visited, but it’s not because it doesn’t warrant interest.— Andrew
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