26, 2007 14:54 PST
Yep, I love old mountains. I guess because they remind me of my
home in the north Georgia mountains.
A friend sent me a trip report from Sleeping Giant. Impressive
there, for sure. And another guy sent me some photos he took in
Porcupine Mountains with an eye toward showing me the slopes and
Of course I immediately saw that he had shot some GIGANTIC pine
He said there are many such groves in there and hadn't even
photo to brag on the old trees, but the old peaks.
Porcupine Mountains, MI
26, 2007 15:04 PST
ENTS did a survey trip to the Porkies several years ago;
post exists for it. I will be scanning my negatives and slides
The pines are big, but not tall. I can't believe how many fat
are there- 10-13 feet cbh. Most are fairly short (but not bad
there!), 125-135 feet but have massive trunks. The tallest we
~147' and the largest single stem a bit over 14' cbh I think.
record (16'+) was a huge twin that had just broken (and died?)
when we saw
It was on this trip that we eastern ENTS first met Paul Jost,
there were Bob Leverett, Lee Frelich, and John Knuerr. I hope I
missing anybody! Jani may have been there.