Out of Zion we headed Northwest to Great Basin National Park. We didn't know what to expect at this park but decided to check it out. As we approached the mountain range that makes up the park it looked like any of the other surrounding peaks. We soon learned that it tops out at 13,000 feet and features some stunning alpine scenery. We headed up to the campground that was at 9800 feet; Yotabago powered up like a champ.
That evening we went on a 4 mile hike to the only glacier in Nevada and also saw some of the oldest living trees in the world: the bristlecone pine. Some were over 3000 years old!
The next morning we decided to do a big hike to the high point of the park named Wheeler Peak. It was 8.6 miles round trip, started at 10k and climbed to 13k. It was tough terrain for the second half and the thin air slowed us down a bit but we made it! The views were amazing for most of the hike and at the top we could see for about 100 miles in all directions.
Once back at the RV I got out my bike and rode the decent all the way out of the park while Haley drove. It was 16 miles long and dropped 4700 feet, amazing.