Sunday, June 28, 2009

We’re not Dead Yet! Say the St Mary’s Bristlecones

Contrary to what we were told at Mt. Goliath a few weeks ago, the St Mary’s Bristlecones are battered but not quite defeated. You can clearly see, though, that they’ve had a rough winter. From what I can see, I’d estimate a 25-30% die off. You see the dead ones immediately as you arrive at the lake. But if you go to the west side of the St Mary’s Lake, there are live and so far, thriving Bristlecones, and above the cirque a few more. One more warm winter could place the remaining forest in danger.

Film: Ilford ISO 100
Camera: Mamiya 6X6 Rangefinder

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