Saturday, September 20, 2008

Confierous spruce-balsam fir forest at the 4000'-3500' elevation on Mt. Bond

As you can see on the map the eastern slope, or flank, of Mt. Bond is fairly steep from 4600 feet down to between 3500-3000 feet. I was trying to get to a small brook that comes down from near the summit of Mt. Bond and that flows into Jumping Brook at about 3000 feet. I was going to use the brook as a path down. This photograph was typical of the forest at 4000 to 3500 feet. Note the larger trunk of the spruce tree in the foreground. Some observers feel this represents "old" growth forest but it is situated in an ideal place for steady growth and is definitely less than 100 years old. It's just a large tree.

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