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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 148 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 148
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Marble Mt. to Cudahay Valley(spelled Cuddihy on Forest Service Map.) Circa 7000 feet. [July 6, 1907] Alt. estimates on this and following pages, Siskiyou trip, conservative, too low rather than too high.  the crater, being within 10 feet of it by trail at one point, pass over a divide which runs into crater rim and separates one fork of Wooley from another, go down in the canyon 1/4 of a mile to Whisky Camp see p. 186b. We work along northerly next, following the easterly rim of the "crater." At one point we come very near the edge of it and have a fine view of the white Marble Peak across the chasm. Soon the trail forks, we follow up a short distance to the divide by the upper trail. This brings up to the watershed of a stream flowing into the Klamath. Believing this trail to be a cattle trail and not wishing to risk it, we cut straight down to the trunk trail and continue to follow along the divide, slipping from one side to the other of it. On the very next Klamath creek (next west of one spoken  ::::::::: [Marble Mt. to Cudahay Valley] July 6, 1907  of above) we find the Brewer Spruce at the head of it. It's a cold place. One tree measured 10 ft. 10 in. circ. at 4 ft. and was 95 feet high. The bark is whitish, smoothish but scaling of in thickish scales of irregular shape but usually 1 to 4 inches long and half as wide; they leave shallowly concave scars. The branches are horizontal, especially in top and few. The branchlets hang down in considerable numbers, 1 or 2 feet long, straight down, giving a rather formal effect to the exceedingly thin top. This is the strongest character impressed upon my mind-the thinness of the top, the scantiness of the branches. I saw but a few trees-not more than half a dozen, but it was getting late and I stopped no longer than to study the tree itself. From a dwarf tree we secured flowers. The male cones are very short. The female cones are dark purple. The sides (towards the top) of the scales are turned back (erectly) in such a way that all the scales together form rhomboidal areas, the appressed bract with its finely toothed edge. They stand erect on the branch. The associated trees were Tsuga Mertensiana (Alpine Hemlock), Pinus monticola, Abies magnifica (at least this could not have been but a short distance away). Soon we slipped back to the other side of the divide and in about 2 miles found two
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