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Tortured and twisted summit ridge Bristlecone (per Jeremy Hakes), not Limber Pines, on top of Jefferson Hill.
17 Oct 2009

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Jeremy HakesLimber vs. Bristlecone

Jeremy Hakes

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Not Bristlecones? I know they are similar... but I think the limber pines have longer needles... ?
Posted Sep 17, 2011 7:46 pm

Sarah SimonRe: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Sarah Simon

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You tell me, Botanist Hakes!
Posted Sep 19, 2011 11:45 am

Jeremy HakesRe: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Jeremy Hakes

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Limber Pine - Pinus flexilis is a member of the white pine group, Pinus subgenus Strobus, and like all members of that group, the leaves ('needles') are in fascicles (bundles) of five, with a deciduous sheath. This distinguishes it from the Lodgepole Pine, with two needles per fascicle, and the bristlecone pines, which share five needles per fascicle but have a semi-persistent sheath. So you see, my dear, you must be clear whether or not it has a deciduous sheath or a semi-persistent sheath!
Posted Nov 20, 2011 7:43 pm

Sarah SimonRe: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Oh, good gawd, all of this from a man whose every other word on a climb is...f&*$? LOL!

:D :D :D

Sarah
Posted Nov 20, 2011 8:49 pm

Jeremy HakesRe: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Jeremy Hakes

Voted 10/10

So after further review, I'm going with Bristlecones. :)
Posted Nov 20, 2011 9:00 pm

Jeremy HakesRe: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Jeremy Hakes

Voted 10/10

Hey, I'm a nerd that cusses a lot, what can I say?
Posted Nov 20, 2011 10:40 pm

Sarah SimonRe: Limber vs. Bristlecone

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Ok, ok, I changed it to Bristlecone.

...you'd better be right...

:D
Posted Nov 21, 2011 11:27 am

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Sarah SimonSubmitted by Sarah Simon
on Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

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Lat/Lon: 39.42340°N / 105.8341°W
Object Title: Summit ridge pines

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