DuPont State Forest, NC  

TOPIC: DuPont State Forest...the usual

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Date: Tues, Jun 17 2008 4:10 pm
From: JamesRobertSmith

I spent several days in the DuPont State Forest near Brevard. It was
pretty depressing, of course, as far as the hemlock trees are
concerned. I spent some time in my canoe all along the shores of
Cascade Lake and the hemlocks there are just about completely gone.
Just ghosts, now. I did see some live trees in the interior of the
park, but not many, and even those are probably a year or so from
extirpation. I think it's safe to say that hemlocks are extinct in

Since the DuPont State Forest isn't much for big trees--seems almost
uniformly cut over in the very recent past--there wasn't much to look
at in the way of old trees of untouched ecosystems. But I had a good
time with the views and hiking to various peaks and waterfalls.

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 17 2008 8:51 pm
From: James Parton

Bob S,

I can remember when Cascade Lake had green hemlock along it's shores
and when the Rhodo and Laurel bloom it is absolutely beautiful. I have
alot of memories there.