Alpine hike #2 - snow, snow and more snow!

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Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

Vaccinium uliginosum occurs here as well, but in the more northerly mountains, and across the northern part of the province.  The berries on our other locally-common bilberries are so tiny that it takes quite a focused attention span to collect enough for a mouthful!  
The treeline in this area is at around about 2200m, give or take perhaps 100 meters.  
This area is a provincial park, and in provincial and national parks, taking anything away, including fossils, is not allowed.  (I have long since lost any interest in collecting anything but the odd photo of a fossil anyway.  :))

8-10) Descending through a rocky stretch, we find the odd salix and Oxyria digyna in bloom

OK, I understand and promise not to take away any stone or plant should I ever walk those paths (which I hope to do some day...)!  It is the same here in the parks.
What about eating plants?  Oxyria digyna is among the tastiest plants you find in my opinion.

I say like Rick: Every picture is interesting. Much is familiar although different. Here the treeline is 1000m lower! I have planted one Abies lasiocarpa by our cabin, think it is a handsome tree. I like trees so if you ever come across seed of the larch think of me!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

OK, I understand and promise not to take away any stone or plant should I ever walk those paths (which I hope to do some day...)!  It is the same here in the parks.
What about eating plants?  Oxyria digyna is among the tastiest plants you find in my opinion.

I believe that eating plants/berries in small quantities is OK!  So far as I know, the park rangers never weigh you as you come into the park, and as you leave again...  ;D ;D

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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More great photos...you have to post some of these in the image galleries!  Looks like you were here two days after I was on Mount Logan...loads of snow there too.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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