Great Basin National Park is based around Wheeler Peak. The Great Basin is a vast area that includes bristlecone pines, glacial moraines, and the limestone Lehman Caves. It has some of the country's darkest night skies.
The trees of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, in the White Mountains near Bishop, California, are the oldest living recorded organisms on Earth. Many of the trees are over years old, with the “Methuselah” tree dated at more than years old.