While taking a break in a spot of sun along Indian River trail recently, I was struck by how white the lichen-covered bark of a riparian stand of red alder (Alnus rubra) appeared in contrast with the greens and browns of the surrounding forest. The bark of alder is naturally gray, but unless they are … Read more
Gavan Hill is a fairly nondescript mountain that rises to the north of downtown. It doesn’t have the sharp peaks, extensive high country, or steep avalanche prone slopes of many of the other mountains close to town. However, over the years I’ve noticed interesting variations in the color and texture of the forest. Especially in … Read more
Photos taken while snowshoeing up Indian River Valley.