- Ancient tree spottings The bristlecone pines in Great Basin are thousands of years old.
- Desert skyscraper Wheeler Peak rises out of the vast desert basin with summit temperatures often 20–30 degrees below that of the visitor center.
- Rare shields Look for hundreds of these unique disk-shape formations inside Lehman Caves.
- Gather your pine nuts while you may Come in the fall and go a little nutty, as you can gather up to three gunnysacks of pinyon pine nuts, found in abundance throughout the park and tasting oh-so-yummy—they're great on salads.
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