This is my co-worker Brenda's little boy, whose name I can't remember. Cute little guy, though, trying to lift up all my gear. Notice that I have my daypack attached to my backpack. What the hell was I thinking?
Lisa and I camped out a lot while at Mount Rainier. I only wish I could remember where these places were.
STANDING ON A ROOTBALL
The only problem with these conifers is that their root system is so shallow that a large wind will get them waying and could blow them over. The root system just won't hold them up.