St. Mary's Wilderness Backpack, GWNF, VA
Photos by Michael Juskelis and Stacy Epperson, 2006/08/05-07.
Views along the dark Sugartree Branch Hollow.
St. Mary's Falls (20 ft).
View along St. Mary's River.
Taking a break to enjoy the cold water!
These are panoramas around "The Bowl", a heavily mined area of St. Mary's Wilderness.
An old hopper from the mining days.
Green Pond on the "Big Levels".
View from FR162. The low ridge in the foreground is Torry Ridge.
Back at the cars after 3 wonderful days in St. Mary's Wilderness.
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens). In the orchid family.
Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata). A poisonous annual that grows in poor soil.
Wild Bleeding Heart (Dicentra exima) Note the seed pods.
Two-Colored Bolete (Boletus bicolor). Red cap and stalk with brilliant yellow pores.
Unidentified flower. The multi-part oval leaves are part of the plant.
Toothed White-Topped Aster (Sericocarpus asteroides). Note the sparse rays between petals.
Whorled Wood Aster (Aster acuminatus). From above, the leaves appear to be "whorled" around the stem.
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