Trans-Kalmiopsis Route

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retired jerry
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Re: Trans-Kalmiopsis Route

Post by retired jerry » December 2nd, 2017, 5:07 pm

Southern Oregon seems like it's more like eastern than western forests. Drier. Warmer. More pine trees and things like Madrones.

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Re: Trans-Kalmiopsis Route

Post by VanMarmot » December 3rd, 2017, 3:05 pm

retired jerry wrote:Southern Oregon seems like it's more like eastern than western forests. Drier. Warmer. More pine trees and things like Madrones.
Southern Oregon - or more accurately Southwest Oregon - is one of the most biodiverse places in the state. We've got everything from sagebrush to madrones to oaks to pines - sometimes along the same trail depending on aspect. It's a pretty amazing mix and not exactly like the Coast Range or the Cascades - although its got those ecosystems in the mix too. And then there's Big Foot... ;)
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