I guided the car up the winding 4,ooo-foot climb that is Wheeler Peak
Scenic Drive, navigating its 12 miles of hairpins and switchbacks while Elijah took in the stunning views of peaks above and Snake Valley below.
Donald Currey, a young researcher at Wheeler Peak
in Nevada, was examining a Great Basin bristlecone pine when he got his tree corer stuck.
Found in Inyo National Forest, near Bishop, Calif., and Wheeler Peak
Scenic Area of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada.
We're a part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range and half an hour from Wheeler Peak
, the highest point in New Mexico.
After a section on ecology and natural and human histories of the region, she focuses first on features within the Park, among them Lehman Caves, Wheeler Peak
Scenic Drive, and the gateway town of Baker.
And you can drive most of the way up 13, 065-foot Wheeler Peak
for extraterrestrial views of northeastern Nevada and Utah.
I'd recently seen the Bristlecone Pines at Wheeler Peak
Hiking Nevada's County High Points' trails meander through bristlecone pines, the oldest trees on the planet, to the summits Boundary Peak, Nevada's highest and Wheeler Peak
in Great Basin National Park to the historic overlook of Mount Davidson above Virginia City; along alpine lakes and cliffs to Ruby Dome; past herds of pronghorn antelope to Mount Jefferson in Nye County; around the old Pony Express trail in the pursuit of Desatoya, Churchill County's high point.
North of Taos is the Enchanted Circle, an 83-mile scenic byway, centred on Wheeler Peak
, the State's highest point.
Surrounding the town of Taos in north-central New Mexico, the 1.5 millionacre Carson NF is home to the state's highest geogTaphic protrusion, 13,161foot-high Wheeler Peak
. The Carson is huge country, with more than 86,000 designated wilderness acres.
, New Mexico's highest peak at 13,100 feet, acts as a wall when storms come into the valley," explains Bret Helenius, Taos Ski Valley's sales director.
Caption: Left: four horsemen ride out beneath Wheeler Peak
to gather cattle for branding.