May 21, 2014 – Picture of the Day: In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, a 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. People go to Great Basin National Park to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin has been called a diverse region rich in nature’s bounty. (Credits – The U.S. Department of the Interior formed March 3, 1849).
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