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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby skydawg » Dec 30th, 2012, 2:17 pm

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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Liquidnails » Dec 30th, 2012, 3:35 pm

Judging by the trees I'd guess that it's somewhere with a long cold winter and a short cool summer, likely a subalpine area with lots of precipitation. The trail leads me to believe that it is a common area to hike, or was perhaps subject to livestock grazing at one time. That doesn't really narrow it down a whole lot. Somewhere east of Vernon, but West of Arrow Lake, South of Revelstoke but North of Christian Valley. So in other words, I have no idea.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby grammafreddy » Dec 30th, 2012, 4:15 pm

Those are Western Larch trees, aren't they? If so, they don't grow just anywhere ... like - do they grow in the Okanagan? The hills around Kelowna don't seem to turn gold in the fall from them - but they do up around Beaverdell and Idabel.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Glacier » Dec 30th, 2012, 5:08 pm

The're lots of larch around Vernon, but those look like they could also be spruce. I will go with Monashee Provincial park.

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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Dec 30th, 2012, 5:12 pm

My first thought was somewhere in the Rockies.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Woodenhead » Dec 30th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Reminds me a lot of an old cabin I used to occasionally canoe/portage to way out in the boonies in northern Ontario.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Liquidnails » Dec 30th, 2012, 10:59 pm

Larch is more commonly found lower in elevation toward valley bottoms, but I've certainly seen it higher up fading into subalpine fir and spruce.

One of my favorite places is just a few km east of Winfield. It's like a little oasis where the forest turns from lodgepole pine and fir and dry itchy grass to cedar and skunk cabbage and devils club and it's always a cool sanctuary on those unbearable hot summer days.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby skydawg » Dec 30th, 2012, 11:40 pm

Trees in the photo are a mix of spruce and balsam, mostly balsam
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Liquidnails » Dec 31st, 2012, 12:42 am

More commonly known as fir trees west of the rockies.

Can you give us a hint skydawg?
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby skydawg » Dec 31st, 2012, 9:22 am

Its about a 22km hike in. Return
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Queen K » Jan 2nd, 2013, 11:29 am

That narrows it down.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Jan 2nd, 2013, 4:02 pm

Queen K wrote:That narrows it down.

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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby skydawg » Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:43 pm

Oh queenie come on now. I dont want to just give it away.

There is a beer with same name.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Queen K » Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:04 am

Moosehead Lake?
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby skydawg » Jan 3rd, 2013, 1:13 am

Looking for the name of the area. Im not even sure if the lake has a name.
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