Mountain Crest Trail, NC
21, 2004 17:18 PST
In November (the last time I was free to go hiking), I hit the
Mountain Crest Trail from Mount Mitchell and hiked over to
and made the return trip by backtracking. Hell of a hike. It had
some time since I'd been up there, and I was stunned at the
the Fraser firs! Where I had hiked in full sunlight ten years
ago, I was
now walking in shade again. The forest, while uniformly young of
looked very healthy.
What's the deal? They haven't had time to be killed by acid
the aphids gone? Are they as doomed as their predecessors?