The White Mountains are a mountain range found in eastern California and stretching into far western nevada. They are directly to the east of the Sierras in Inyo and Mono counties. These mountains contain the oldest living tree on earth, a Bristlecone Pine. For the most part, the mountain range is charactarized by pinon-juniper lands and sagebrush, with areas of bristlecone pine and small patches of aspen or riparian meadows. The tallest mountain in the range is White mountain at 14242 feet. This range can be seen from mammoth and bishop as well as much of the high Sierra. In the summer temperatures may drop below freezing and thunderstorms are also common. Winters are brutal and generally make the area inaccessable or undesirable to visit. the White Mountains are also home to the white mountain research station.