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Mountain Pine Beetle Kill - Gearhart Wilderness, Oregon

Here is an example of extensive tree death related to infestation with the Mountain Pine Beetle. I fully expect that this forest will soon burn to the ground. The Gearhart Wilderness is an extrordanairy place and it sad to see all the trees that have died. We did a trail run last Friday - Ringo and I were the only ones there - we had the entire wildernes area to ourselves.

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Taken on June 29, 2012