Monday, October 13, 2008

Zealand Notch with Zeacliff above, October 11, 2008

Zeacliff Mt is up to the left overlooking Zealand Notch. Earlier in the day I bushwhacked several miles down the center of the notch, along the valley floor, and stayed mostly in the evergreens. The main purpose of adding this photo is to show how the coniferous, or evergreen, trees, mostly balsam and red spruce, line Whitewall Brook where the soil is well drained. The conifers also dominate the rocky cap of Zeacliff for the same reason and you will generally find evergreens in these types of locations. On Zeacliff you can see how the evergreens have established themselves in the area where the rockfall from the cliff has spread out over thousands of years.

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