In the White Mountains of California at an elevation over 10,000 feet is the Ancient Bristlecone Forest. This ancient Bristlecone Pine was among the oldest living trees on Earth. When this tree sprouted Mankind was in the early Bronze Age, and the Pyramids had not been constructed. This tree stood for over 4000 years. Now dead, it will still stand several hundred more years till the snow, wind, and rain, or fire brings it down.