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Mail Tribune 100

May 15, 1916

DESCRIBES FORESTS OF CRATER LAKE

The heavy mantle of beautiful coniferous forests in Crater Lake National park is only second to Crater lake itself in attractiveness, according to a publication by J. F. Pernot, titled, "Forests of Crater Lake National Park," just issued by the department of the interior. "Within the confines of the park," says Mr. Pernot, "are more than a dozen cone bearing species — pines, firs, hemlock and others — growing in pure bodies or mingled together forming a confused broken cover. The various trees of the southern Cascades are not generally scattered throughout the mountains, but were distributed in fairly well defined zones at different altitudes." In this publication, which may be purchased from the superintendent of documents, government printing office, Washington D. C., for 20 cents, are descriptions of the principal species and illustrations showing characteristic types of each tree. Over all of the region excepting the summits of the peaks, is spread a wonderful array of evergreen trees, clothing in the slopes with dense solemn forests or dotted around mountain meadows, canyons and crater rim.

The traveler who makes only a fleeting trip to the park, sees the lake but once and then passes on will overlook much of the best that the region can show. It is better to remain longer within the borders, to camp beneath its hemlocks and firs, to explore its peaks and forests and look often and long upon its lake, whose blue waters and wonderful tree and cliff setting leave memories that can never be lost.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

  • Hugh C. Posten, the well-known marksman, is doing some remarkable shooting this year. At the Idaho state shoot at Lewiston, held recently, he broke 297 out of 300 targets. He broke 229 straight without a miss, making a coast record.
  • H. B. Tronson, the apple king of Eagle Point, visited Medford Monday. He reports that the fruit in his old orchard escaped frost damage, and that his young orchard was only slightly damaged.