A hemlock gently hangs above a thaw-swollen river. Rivulets of snow-melt are coursing down the sandstone embankments of the Mohican Gorge, filling our river to over-flow.
|Eastern Hemlock, place holder for the Mohican's Clear Fork river bank.|
|Jim Davidson studies lichens along the trail.|
|Smokey-eye Boulder Lichen|
|Clear Fork State Nature Preserve|
|Joe and Jim stand next to a massive White Pine.|
An over-the-shoulder look as we leave the preserve. It is almost remarkable how the Hemlocks condition the air in this woods. It generally feels a good ten degrees cooler than the surrounding woods and reminds us of a hike in Canada. This is where you will experience the importance of our evergreen Hemlock, a key-stone species.
Feel free to stop-by and have lunch with them, but it is B.Y.O.C. Bring your own carrion!