Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, April 13, 2012

Yellow Banks

The newest addition to our hiking arsenal-the backpack cooler.
Anyone know why this is done? There were quite a few trees this way.
Sweet William
Spring Beauties
May apple
This makes me so upset. There was a trash can just a little further down the trail.


  1. The markings on the trees I think is how they get it to die/fall down on its own. By cutting a ring in it, it essentially starves the tree and it dies, making it easier to take down.

  2. I figured it had something to do with wanting them down, but wasn't sure the technique or motivation. There wasn't a ranger near that day we were out (though there were tons of folks out since it was gorgeous!) so we didn't have anyone to ask.


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