I thought I would share some photos of the area that we camped at last week
Click on photos for better viewingA burl (British bur) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Burls are the product of a cambium. A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be environmental or introduced by humans. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Such burls sometimes appear as groups of bulbous protrusions connected by a system of rope-like roots. Almost all burl wood is covered by bark, even if it is underground. Insect infestation and certain types of mold infestation are the most common causes of this condition.
I thought this was interesting, i think maybe some hunters had this for cover and just left it
This also was an area that had fire
A nice stream flowing
Piles of trees that they will use for slash burning. Sort of sad because lot of that could be used for fire wood.