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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Bishop, Calif. (near Big Pine) Recommended by: Anne Marie Novinger What she said: "The rangers are very knowledgeable and interesting, knowing all about the trees, the science of dendrochronology (tree-ring science) and the area. There is a fine video of 18 minutes, just right for those who cannot hike or those who want an introduction to the area before hiking. The hikes are from a mile to 1 1/4 miles and are well worth the effort."
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