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Following up on the 1999 blowdown entry,

7/7/09 – Following up on the 1999 blowdown entry, I drove down the trail today to find a place where a clearing still showed damage from the storm. The pictures show how much the forest recovers from that kind of disaster over ten years. With sunny skies and temps breaking seventy degrees, it made an idyllic morning for a walk through the woods, yet a stern reminder of the destruction wrought by the forces of nature. – Lee
The tops of the trees broken off like matchsticks.
A few surviving white pines stand tall amid dead stumps and new growth.