About an hour's drive from Independence or Bishop you can view some of the oldest living trees on earth, some of which date back more than 40 centuries. The world's largest bristlecone pine can be found in Patriarch Grove, while the world's oldest living tree is along Methusula Trail in Schulman Grove. Getting to Patriarch Grove is slow going along the narrow dirt road, especially for sedans with low clearance.
Schulman Grove visitor center, White Mountain Rd. (from U.S. 395, turn east onto Hwy. 168 and follow signs for 23 miles), Bishop, California, 93514, United States