Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hunter Creek, Mt Rose Wilderness

Hunting the Musk Thistle

Eight volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness teamed up with the US Forest Service on a weed removal service trip in the Hunter Creek Area of the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Our volunteers once again returned to Hunter Creek to remove the Musk Thistle; it seems the noxious weed is spreading into the Wilderness. Musk thistle is a biennial weed that reproduces only from seed. Musk Thistle is very aggressive and if left unchecked it crowds out the native species. We also spent a few moments kicking back in the shade of some big ponderosa pines and enjoyed the thunderous beauty of Hunter Creek Falls.

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