Monday, July 27, 2015

Joyce Kilmer National Forest with Dan Pittillo and Ila Hatter - July 20, 2015

Our leaders; Dan and Ila

Background and history


Painted Trillium fruit

Getting ready to hike

Hannah joined us

Ila brought yummy snacks

Little Santetlah Creek

Little Santetlah Creek

Big rock in Little Santetlah

Up we go

Yellow Birch Tree
Dan's photo with the Old Chestnut Tree....more to come about this from Dan from the past.

Here they are:
 Downed & decaying chestnut at site likely described by E. Lucy Braun's 1950 book as 70% chestnut cove hardwood forest

Clair Newell's plot view uphill just below wildflower burn Nov 1999 
Clair Newell's second growth plot before fire; diverse ground seedlings likely product of birds roosting in trees and dropping seeds, in June 1995 
 Denton footpath above wildfire burn Nov 1996 
Large downed chestnut just below Denton footpath 1995 
Chestnut log in 1999 with dendrology class 

- Rich Cove site above plaque where groups split for bushwacking or Poplar Cove 
Tsuga canadensis in 1996; died 2000 and topped soon afterward by USFS fearing injury to visitors