Trail to the Bristlecone Pines, Great Basin National Park

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®mene on April 14, 2008

how long that trail is? It seems to be some more like the ones around here. We often walk for hours and do not find the right way - unless there are lots of signs

cheers michael

VKeith on April 14, 2008

I do not remember except that it is long, it got colder, and the air was thin for me. The convention in National Parks here is to mark the distance in 'miles' (or fraction thereof) at the beginning of the trail to the end point or destination. Then, the hiker can calculate the round trip distance. This one went back and forth around some steep ridges. It was about 1 1/2 miles out to the trees maybe. The side trip to Theresa Lake was 1/4 mile (1/2 mile round trip). I hope this helps! The trail is the well beaten part. If there is a diversion, the Park Management usually puts up another sign.

®mene on April 15, 2008

thank you very much for your explanation.

here too we have lots of hiking trails in the forrest called "Pfälzer Wald". They are marked in a system of marked trails like that one shown.

Most of that trails are signed by the time you need to walk. Most of them up to 3-5 hours. This means a distance of (4-8km, 3-5 miles) i guess.

There is no particular park management but there are lots of guest houses which offers small meals and beverage. They are a local associtation.

...damn, i never thought i'd describe the "PflälzerWald Verein" in that forum. i hope that english is not too bad - because that's my own one.

I just used Google for a translation of my english back into german and we had lots of laugh about!

cheers michael

VKeith on April 15, 2008

IIch nutze auch den Google-Übersetzer. Ich denke, Sie haben eine ausgezeichnete Anstrengung! Ich muss den Satz schreiben mehrere Male, bevor es richtig und vernünftig. Ich hoffe, Sie verstehen unsere Strecke Markierungen jetzt besser. Ernste Wanderer führen Topo Karten. Kommen Sie vorbei und wandere! Der Dollar wird immer mehr nutzlos jeden Tag. Best regards, Virginia

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