This trip has been cancelled due to smoke.
Saturday, August 12, 10:00am, INPS White Pine Chapter Field Trip,
Morris Creek/Perkins Cedar Grove, and Giant Cedar Tree (both sites are near Elk River, Idaho)
Leader: Pam Brunsfeld, retired University of Idaho Systematic Botany Instructor and retired Curator of UI Stillinger Herbarium.
Meet to carpool at 10:00am in Moscow, Idaho in parking lot by the NRS warehouse at 1638 S. Blaine St (just south of Troy Hwy). Park in the northeast corner and/or avoid any areas in use by NRS and Fiddler’s Ridge Nursery.
(Participants from north, south or east of Moscow can meet us in Deary at 10:45am, at the Exxon gas station & store at east edge of town. Use the large gravel parking lot.)
Please join us on a Saturday field trip to enjoy venerable Western Red Cedars (Thuja plicata) and their habitats at the Morris Creek/Perkins Cedar Grove and at the Giant Cedar near Elk River, Idaho. Morris Creek/Perkins Grove is ten miles northwest of the town of Elk River. A gentle 0.7 mile loop trail wanders through the 90-acre stand of old-growth cedar trees, which are estimated to be 400-500 years old. After lunch there, we will travel to view the “Giant Cedar”, the largest tree in North America east of the Cascade-Sierra crest. The Giant Cedar trail is wheelchair accessible with a simple restroom at the parking lot. The tree, 18 feet in diameter and 177 feet tall is thought to be around 3000 years old. The trip will be completed with wonderful huckleberry ice cream at the Elk River Lodge. We expect to return to Moscow by 6 pm.
Bring plenty of water, a lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, and field guides etc.