Viewed several Whitebark Pines along the Pacific Crest Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest, California.
Round Top Lk ,9200', Carson Pass area
8640', hot slope
Low limit? 9160'
On summit of Freel Peak, highest peak in Tahoe Basin
9000', Rubicon peak. Nutcrackers eating seeds
5 needles per bundle
Pinus albicaulis, with many common names including whitebark pine, white pine, pitch pine, scrub pine, and creeping pine, occurs in the mountains of the Western United States and Canada, specifically the subalpine areas of the Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, the Pacific Coast Ranges, and the Rocky Mountains from Wyoming through the Continental Ranges. It shares the common name creeping pine with several other "creeping pine" plants.