Adirondack Adventures - 2

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Adirondack Adventures - 2

Post by dbhguru » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:43 pm

NTS,

Here is #2 in the series on the Adirondacks. I want to keep the posts distinct.

What struck me this trip was the extraordinary old growth treasure that the Dacks provide us. Witness the following sequence.
Adirondacks-Forest-Primeval.jpg
Adirondacks-Forest-Primeval-1.jpg
Adirondacks-Forest-Primeval-2.jpg
Adirondacks-Forest-Primeval-3.jpg
I re-measured the Grandmother tree in Pack Forest. She must be swollen from all the moisture sucked up by her roots. She measured 14.05 feet in girth. I ordinarily get 13.85. Quite a difference. Her height is 152.5 feet. I estimate her cubes at close to 900.
Adirondacks-Grandmother.jpg
Upturned yellow birch roots, anyone?
Adirondacks-Birch-Roots.jpg
Time for bed. More tomorrow. The Dacks rule.

Bob
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Re: Adirondack Adventures - 2

Post by James Parton » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:27 pm

14+ and over 150. Oops Bob did it again!!
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Re: Adirondack Adventures - 2

Post by dbhguru » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:36 am

James,

The Adirondacks present us with endless big pine possibilities. The Elders Grove, the Cathedral Pines, Pack Forest, and Pine Orchard are well known, and many people think they are all that is left, but as you drive State Routes 8, 10, 28, and 30, sections of U.S. 9, and numerous county roads, the crowns of white pines thrust up through hardwood canopies announcing their presence. I went off road only a few yards on Route 28 to find a 13.4-foot girth big boy. People drive by the big tree never suspecting it is so large. Individual trees like the Wanakeena Pine receive attention because they are accessible, but nobody strays off the beaten path to investigate the big pines lurking in the interior forest - well, almost nobody.

Bob
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Re: Adirondack Adventures - 2

Post by James Parton » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:14 am

True. " Almost nobody ". Bob the " Pine King " misses little.
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Re: Adirondack Adventures - 2

Post by Marcboston » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:15 am

Bob do you think any could dethrone the Great Jake.

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Re: Adirondack Adventures - 2

Post by dbhguru » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Marc,

Probably not. The Adirondack pines bulk up, so we can find some big ones, but the Dacks trees don't make the heights of the Mohawk trees.

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Co-founder and President
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