While driving between some of the campgrounds we run in Inyo and Mono County, California, I stumbled across the White Mountain bristle-cone pine forest. I just couldn’t resist checking it out. Of course, it through me off my schedule for an hour or so, but its not the first time that bristle-cones have been a source of divergence ;=)
PS- I had a crappy rent car, but if you have a sports car and are near Highway 168 east of Big Pine, CA, you should definitely give it a test drive. It would be a real hoot to drive with the right car.