Thursday, September 24, 2015


   Bristlecone Pine Trail | Pastel | 6x6

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest at +10,000 feet is inhabited by one of 3 species of Bristlecone pine - Pinus longaeva - the longest-lived life form on Earth. The oldest individual tree is more than 5,000 years old, making it the oldest known individual of any species!  These remarkable trees have endured the harshest weather and the worst soils.  True survivors, they take your breath away - or maybe it was the altitude that did that to us. A seemingly short 2.5 mile hike seemed like an endurance test!  Sleeping at this altitude was no easy task either!

Process:  Wallis paper again but this time the old Belgian Mist color. 

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