Rod enthusiastically agreed to my suggestion that we make a joint week-long collecting trip in Washington since he'd recently had trouble lining up reliable field volunteers. We settled on early October in eastern Washington, hoping to escape the autumn rains of western Washington while at the same time visiting a part of the state that Rod had had relatively little opportunity to collect in. And of course, there'd be ponderosa pines for me. Rod did the yeoman's work of researching the potential collecting sites.
|Morning view from my room at Mom's Montlake Motel in Chelan, WA.|
|View of Lake Chelan from Bear Mtn|
|Ponderosa cones before sampling|
For Rod's take on the day, check out his narrative and photo album.