Still Alive… Older Than America, Older Than Ancient Rome -Mount Charleston’s Real Old-Timers
On Mount Charleston, an old-timer eats, drinks and survives. Regardless of how much you talk, it refuses to leave its home on the mountain.
It’s the Bristlecone Pine tree, and it has been known to live nearly 5000 years. One Bristlecone has been measured by ring count as 4842 years old.
This is just one of the many amazing things you can see by going on a tour of Mount Charleston.
In another post, we talked about the natural waterfalls and skiing opportunities. As fantastic as these things are, they still are just the beginning of what we can tell you about Mount Charleston.
Fun fact: The durability of the wood and the tree-friendly climate can cause some dead trees to stay standing for a total of 7000 years, right alongside living trees.
Every week, our guests take the opportunity to visit the mountain. Mount Charleston tours are perfect for getting out of the desert heat during the summer, and ideal for skiing in the winter.
Next time you are in Vegas, and want to see the real southwest – that the Vegas Strip is hiding from you – get in touch with us.
The Bristlecone Pines will always welcome another visitor to their mountain.