Ramsey's Draft   Darian Copiz
  Mar 29, 2005 05:42 PST 

Unfortunately I will not be able to make it to Cook Forest. I had
previously planned a camping trip for that weekend. The camping trip is
to the Ramsey's Draft area in western Virginia. I hope to get a chance
to check out some old growth hemlocks that grow in the draft and see if
any are still alive.

RE: virginia coastal plain   Robert Leverett
  Mar 29, 2005 06:22 PST 


   Steve Krichbaum of Virginians for Wilderness once alerted me to very
tall white pines perhaps 3 miles up the draft. I didn't go that far up
the draft.

RE: ramsey's draft   Darian Copiz
  Mar 29, 2005 06:42 PST 

I'll keep my eyes open for tall(and fat) white pines, hemlocks, and
probably some hardwoods too. From a previous trip I remember old
growth(not tall) oaks on the ridgetops. I most likely won't get a
chance to do too much measuring as the trip is primarily for photography
purposes, but I will try to measure at least a few. I hope everyone has
a great time at Cook Forest. I'll toast a beer to ENTS while camping.