Klamath Range [near Preston Peak]
= s. ridge of the Siskiyous (See [p. 201)]
[July 11, 1907]
Cedar Camp to "Divide," summit of [the Siskiyous]
="Onion Patch" of the Packers.
No. 2879a. Senecio triangularis Hook.
-Picea Breweriana, west of Cedar Camp, saw more of this, in forest on south slope, one tree noted 100 feet high.
-Calachortus, no. 2824, = C. coeruleus Wats. noted today, at least 6000 feet. Does any other species range so high?
-Rubus Nutkana, common in Douglas Fir forests and fir forests, herbaceous; a little lower than 5000 or 6000 it shows a little woody.
-Pinus attenuata, 6 feet high, eight or nine years old, bore cones when five or six years old, as near as I can calculate the age. Safely the latter figure.
-From Cedar Camp we worked to the divide and left the waters of the Klamath and came on to the waters of South Fork of Smith River. All the way along the ridge leading to the divide I noted at intervals Picea Breweriana, even on the south side of the ridge. This ridge like the rest of the country has been terribly fire stricken and seems now very dry and arid. Yet snow has been off it but a short time for snow lies in patches here and there, still, on protected slope. So while it seems a very dry place for Brewer Spruce, they really have but a short season with the snow off the ground. Port Orford Cedar I note in moist places all the way to the ford of Smith Fork of Smith River. At the divide we have a grand view of the whole country. The broad gap in the mountains where the Klamath turns easterly to the great inner plateau basin shows plainly. The Salmon Range looms strongly from here and asserts its prominence as a
[Klamath Range] near Preston Peak
[= s. ridge of the Siskiyous] See [p. 201)
July 11, 1907
[Cedar Camp to "Divide," summit of] the Siskiyous
mountain range over all other mountain masses in this region. After leaving the divide we came down rapidly, soon passing a cabin, Williams Cabin, and then zigzagging for keeps down, down, down. Passed on the dry shoulders the Pinus attenuata described on the previous page. All brush, brush, brush. We worked through it for miles, for it had overgrown the trail badly. On the abrupt slopes and shoulders it consisted of:
Quercus Sadleriana. Quercus vaccinifolia. Arctostaphylos manzanita. Castanopsis chrysophylla.
No. 2880. Montia parvifolia (inac.) Greene [note: last two words were written by a different hand]. Dry rocky places on ridge. Note the sterile rosettes. Petals pink. I judge the altitude 6500 feet. Between Cedar Camp and divide.
No. 2881. Pentstemon menziesii. Corollas purple-blue. Very handsome. On divide. 6000 feet.
No. 2882. Silene grayii. On divide 6000 feet.
No. 2883. Polygonum phytolaccaefolium Meissn. Sometimes filling the meadows. Swampy meadow just below divide. Noted as far back as Marble Mt.
No. 2884. Quercus Breweri, the genuine thing. Low shrub 2 or 3 feet high. On ridge west of divide.
No. 2885. Quercus vaccinifolia. Low spreading shrubs 4 to 6 feet or more broad and 1 ft. high. This is fairly typical as to foliage of all I have seen from Whiskey Camp and Marble Mt. No pollen-like buzz on young leaves. On ridge west of divide.
No. 2886. Lilium, new to me. = L. bolanderi Wats. On dry rock exposed chaparral ridge where grew shrubs listed at top of this page and also Pinus attenuata. (Lunch place). Petals livid purple, the segments below tips dotted. cf_ 2891.
No. 2887. Quercus densiflora. Scrub form, on