As Rod describes in his trip narrative, our destination, Thunder Lake near Rimrock, was located in a more southerly portion of the ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) belt than we'd sampled to that point. It was about 90 miles south and 1000 feet higher in elevation than were my Chiwawa River Valley sites the previous day.
|I didn't tap the toilet cones|
|Doused fire pit full of beer trash|
|Female E. formosa in cone|
|Spider with its exuvium in cone|
|Ponderosa grove in Fish Flats|
|Unusual multi-stemmed pine|
|Mt. Rainier at sunset|