M.W.Taylor wrote:mdvaden wrote:Michael ... you out there - lol
Hey ... now I'm beginning to get curious whether one more sugar pine eluded us where the large pondies and that other super tall sugar pine are we found west of Grants Pass.
One area I'm really curious about, is the forest to the sides of Hy. 199 like 45 minutes east of Jedediah Smith redwoods. I seem to recall hitting 200 foot plus Douglas fir. There are a few sugar pines in there too. My memory is not real fresh, but for some reason 270 is stuck in my head for the Doug firs there. There's a ton of forest in that area. Not all old, but enough.
So I begin to wonder what the history is on that forest, the age of the stands, and whether there are taller ponderosa or sugar pine in there. Don't know who manages the forest and what name it is.
Mario, That is a forest I know little about. When do you want to go there ?
Maybe after I glance at it one more time and pop a few trees with the new Impulse 200 LR. I had to scram back to Beaverton last week to make a morning appointment to start a project, and passed by the area. Almost stopped though. I want to park in a few places and scope the area with binoculars too. I'm really curious about what the age and history of the forest is. It's SE if the Biscuit Fire off the top of my head, by a ways.
I won't be looking for champions, as much as double checking that the area is a logical hunting ground.
If it seems promising, I think it would be accessible most of the year.