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In the fall of 2015, a friend and I went to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains near Bishop, CA. There was almost no traffic, and I soon found out why.

The road we took, the only one to our destination, went from 4,100 ft to 12,000 ft (1,200 m to 3,600 m), uphill all the way, without any dip. It took us almost an hour to get through so many turns that I lost count, before finally finding a place to park on the side of the road, not far from the mountain top.

On the way to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest near Bishop, CA.

On the way to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest near Bishop, CA.

I was rewarded with some of the most spectacular vistas that I had ever seen, with bright sunshine, a cool breeze and fantastic clouds that kept swirling in a vibrant blue sky no matter where I turned.

Swirling clouds the White Mountains of California, around 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

Swirling clouds the White Mountains of California, around 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

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