Friday, October 7, 2011

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is a little gem on the eastern border of Nevada very near Utah.  We spent an afternoon hiking up to two alpine lakes and to the ancient Bristlecone Pine Grove.  The fall colors of the leaves were in full display as we headed towards Wheeler Peak.

I really enjoyed the meadows and sunny open spaces with small streams trickling along beside us.  The first alpine lake was Stella Lake.

                                Teresa Lake with glaciers:        
We took a side trail to the Bristlecone Pine Grove.  What beautiful ancient, tenacious trees these are.

This is a great national park off the beaten path.  If you are ever on Highway 50, stop in to see the natural treasures that are found here.




  1. Thank you for showing some of what I missed out on. I see the trees at higher altitude had much more color change in them. Very nice Becky.

  2. I agree with Sinbad, what spectular colors. Glad to see you blogging again, I look forward to your posts.

    Thanks for sharing about your friend. Soon maybe my feet will be happy too.