Great Basin National Park

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Related to Great Basin National: Lehman Caves National Monument

Great Basin National Park

Address:100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311

Size: 77,180 acres.
Established: Lehman Caves National Monument proclaimed on January 24, 1922; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933; made part of Great Basin National Park when established on October 27, 1986.
Location:The main park entrance is 5 miles west of Baker, Nevada, near the Nevada-Utah border.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, fishing, auto touring, cross-country skiing, guided cave tours, stargazing.
Special Features:A remnant icefield on 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000-year-old bristlecone pine trees, 75-foot limestone Lexington Arch, and the tunnels and decorated galleries of Lehman Caves are the park's major features.

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ONE OVERCAST NOVEMBER MORNING IN 2008, Gretchen Baker, an ecologist for Nevada's Great Basin National Park, and Ben Roberts, the chief of natural resources, set off to map Model Cave.
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List remains very active in civic and community service, serving as a member of the Governors Leadership Council on Drug Policy, and a member of the board of directors for the Great Basin National Park Foundation and the Keystone Corporation.
Every year, dozens of them gather at sites including Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, and Lehman Caves at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
New quarter puts spotlight on Great Basin National Park, home of 4,000-year-old Bristlecone Pine trees
Possibly the longest-reigning tree to be ousted is a curlleaf cercocarpus in Great Basin National Park, Nevada.
I also worked to help establish Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
Quarters Program coin honoring Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
In 1964 at Wheeler Peak, now in Great Basin National Park, the 5,000-year-old Prometheus tree, perhaps the oldest living organism on earth at the time, was cut down for examination of its core and rings.
During the past few months, SNWA had been buying up ranches for top-dollar prices in the Spring and Snake Valleys--two valleys that border Great Basin National Park to the east and to the west.
Poking its lushly forested shoulders above the scrub and the sage, Great Basin National Park is an island of snow-capped green at the edge of the arid landscape for which it's named.

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