My Weekly Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site. The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.
This week I’ve added five photos to my existing Trees Gallery.
Above view from the Dawson Saddle Trail.
Above view as seen from the Devil’s Backbone Trail.
Above view from the Lower San Gabriel Peak Trail.
Above view from the Islip Ridge Trail.
Above view from the South Fork Trail
The first two pictures are both lodgepole pines. Lodgepoles tend to get pretty stunted at the higher elevations, where they mix with limber pines.
The third tree is a Coulter pine, which has the largest and heaviest pine cone of all the pines. It prefers dry slopes, and is actually closely related to the Torrey Pine.
The fourth trees are probably Jeffrey pines, although they could also be ponderosa pines. It’s hard to distinguish the bark due to the snow and mist, but I’m guessing Jeffrey.
The final tree is a California sycamore, which favors stream-side habitats, or flat valleys/savannahs with a high water table.
Great info. Thanks Scott.
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing =)