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is this a pinus contorta subspecies? lava flow area.

14 years ago

Found growing on volcanic slopes near a HUGE obsidian pile in Northern California. Note, this is not on the Mendocino Coast and is not the "pygmy" subspecies found there.



Obsidian Pile in Background. Elevation is around 6,000 ft.

Very high, melting snow still present in July.



Pumice Slide nearby, Lava that cooled recently, probably within last 10,000 years, I believe it's either Jeffrey or Ponderosa Pine in background, as well as lots of Abies Concolor...


Beater Car for size reference...


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