Dead Zone

Not sure why but all of these trees are dead. No evidence of fire. They are just dead from whatever other reasons. There are whole mountain sides of them. It is very striking to see while hiking to the top of the Mount Washburn.

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8 thoughts on “Dead Zone

  1. You’ll have to check my facts on this… but I believe that it has to do with the mineral deposits in the area. Do you see how the bases of the trees are white/calcified looking? In some areas of Yellowstone, the trees drink up water with minerals that calcify within the trunk of the tree, stopping any further uptake of water. I’m trying to remember facts that I learned a long time ago… so I might be a little left of center here.

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