Bristlecone Wilderness Area
The Bristlecone Wilderness area lies within the Egan Range of eastern Nevada. This area is named for the Bristlecone Pine, found on the northern ridgeline. Other vegetation in the area consists of desert shrubs and grasses at the lower elevations with scattered pinyon pine and juniper stands on the upland slopes. Aspen groves exist in several drainages, including Rattlesnake Canyon. Spring can be magnificent with blooms of globemallow, paintbrush, blue flax, and expanses of arrow-leaf balsam root. Pronghorn antelope and mule deer are often spotted and rumors of big horn sheep exist. Keep a watchful eye and an occasional badger may cross your path.