Great Basin National Park

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Related to Great Basin National Park: Lehman Caves

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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"We have been extremely fortunate to have worked with the Great Basin National Park in preserving a firearm with a such unique and mysterious story," said Cody Museum curator Ashley Hlebinsky.
As I get ready to leave Great Basin National Park and prepare for my long drive back to the bright lights of Los Angeles, I take a moment to reflect and walk through a small cabin set up next to the old Lehman Caves National Monument visitor center.
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After 30 years of advocacy, NPCA played a lead role in the 1986 creation of Great Basin National Park, home to limestone caves, ancient bristlecone pines and famously dark skies.
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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.
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.

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