Photo: Cat Connor
According to a press release from the Inyo National Forest, the paved road into the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest as far as Schulman Grove will open tomorrow, May 21.
Bristlecone Pine Forest Manager John Louth stated that while the Methuselah Trail is still blocked by snow, two other trails at Schulman Grove are now open and snow free. The Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Contact Station will be staffed on weekends beginning May 29 and will increase days of operation after the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Louth also noted that the Silver and Wyman Canyon Roads will also open on May 21. The White Mountain Road past Silver Canyon, the White Moutnain Peak Trailhead and Patriarch Grove all remain closed due to snow.
For further information on the road conditions in the White Mountains or days of operation at the Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Station please contact John Louth at 760.873.2514.