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Botanical area Horse Mountain
View of the botanical area of Horse Mountain. The Horse Mountain Botanical Area offers a magnificent view of the snow-capped Trinity Alps to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the East. The snake-like habitat of this area is characterised by old Jeffrey pines, rocky spurs and brooks overgrown with azaleas. Horse Mountain botanical area is about 1,100 acre in area.
Botanical area is typical for the Jeffrey Scots serpentines, West Scots pines and Port-orford cedars. Frankincense cedars, Douglas Fir, Silver Spruce and Norway Spruce are other conifer species associated with these immediateities. Frequent undergrowth associated with the Jeffrey Pines parish is California Schwinggel (Festuca californica), Phox (Phlox diffusa), Tolmie's pussyars (Calochortus tolmiei), bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) and hary mansanita ( "Arctostaphylos canceles var. sonomensis").
West pines dominate on erythematous soil obtained from Peridotitite material (a kind of serpentin rock) and have high bush coverage, which includes Californian coffees (Rhamnus cal), West serveberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) and Vaccinium para-viflorum. Ports-Orford settlements are linked to brooks and seepage areas and comprise the West azale ( "rhododendron occidentale") and the Californian pot tree (Darlingtonia calica).
The Horse Mountain was once a bustling area. Horse Mountain Summit is the site of a number of mobile phone or communications storms. Horse Mountain Botanical Area can be reached via County Route 1, an asphalted highway that runs from Highway 299. On the Six Rivers National Forest, the Horse Mountain Botanical Area is accessed via dirt tracks.
The best place to watch Horse Mountain is from the county or forest highways. There is a closed street in the area in autumn and winters to avoid the spreading of Port-Orford red radicle in the non-infected streams and drains that occur in the area. To learn more about endocrine disruption and to take action to stop its spreading, please see Six Rivers National Forest:
Ports-Orford pine. The paths into the botanical area of Horse Mountain are gravelly and the stretches are precipitous. Horse Mountain Botanical Area is about 10 minutes away by car. For more information, please consult the Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest. U.S. Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest, Lower Trinity Ranger District.