As a matter of note, Pilot Peak, like many Great Basin peaks, is home to a few old trees. It has a diverse population in the sub-alpine zone, but down lower in the middle of the Pinyon-Juniper band lies the oldest known (to date) living Pinus monophylla (Singleleaf Pinyon Pine). At over 900 years old, it has certainly seen a lot of sunrises over Lake Bonneville from it's protected perch. It was discovered and dated by dendrochronologists Scotty Strachan and Franco Biondi in 2005.
By any chance did you guys get a pic of that tree. It'd be a nice addition to the page. I love the ancient trees of the great basin.
Yep, I have a pic. Will upload it now....
It is noteworthy that the original wagon tracks of the Donner Party are visible in the salt flats below the peak. If you want to know more about this, just let me know.