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Autumn Forest – Nebo Scenic Loop Byway

Posted by peter | Posted in Autumn | Posted on 10-08-2010

Autumn aspen trees nestled among the conifers within the Uinta National Forest, on the Mount Nebo Scenic Loop Byway  (a.k.a. the Nebo Loop Road), Utah. As you climb the Loop, maple trees give way to aspens, and they finally give way to the conifers (see thumbnails below).

Forest Ecology: Here’s a little forest ecology many people don’t know: Quaking Aspens (Populus tremuloides) are the “nursing mothers” for conifers — they actually allow conifers to take hold in an area. Sometimes the conifers will eventually push out most of the aspen and become the dominant species!

Wilderness Area: This photo is actually within the Mount Nebo Wilderness Area. Elevations in the Wilderness range from 5,000 feet to 11,928 feet atop of Mount Nebo, the highest peak in the Wasatch Mountain Range. This wilderness area is located about 2 1/2 hours south of Salt Lake City.

From Film to Digital: This is a “resurrected” image: scanned from an older film transparency. Photographed on Fujichrome 50 with the Mamya RB67 (6cm x 7cm) camera. (Scanned with the Imacon FlexTight Precision II.)

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