Does this help you get even a hint of how tall these trees are?
Their root systems were massive.
At the turning point in the trail loop, is this plaque to a local vet. Mom & Dad had just hiked this trail three days before and there were only 3 pennies then...
The plaque used to be on this white pine, just behind the stone memorial, which was hit by lighting somewhere in the last 20 years - Dad can remember hiking this trail when the plaque was still on the tree. I didn't photograph it but you could see where the tree had grown around the plaque over the years.
Dad posed for me and was pleased as punch that he had a patriotic shirt on to match the flag.
While fiddling with camera settings I remembered that my camera has a color accent feature. I really need to play with this feature more often.
It's quite subtle but the moss is still green in this B&W photo of the top of the tree where it landed how every many years ago
Can you see the patina on the plaque?
(Check out the tree to see where the plaque used to be)
Or the red on the flag? The soil also reflects a little red.