Madrone Cling to the Trailside

Trail Thoughts and Musings

Once again a small enclave of trees is encountered. A pattern becomes clear, with chaparral predominating along the exposed slopes and small communities of trees in the sheltered areas along the interior portions. These sheltered areas provide relief from the sun in summer, and shelter from wind or rain in the winter.

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Last updated January 26, 1998.
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