Paradise Inn in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
A Recovering Forest
Mount Rainier National Park
Look at the different species of trees in this forest. Many are Douglas-fir, western hemlock, and alder, some of the first to sprout through the thick mud. Staying on trails allows forests to recover naturally. This forest will continue to recover until the next disturbance occurs.
(Inscription over the photo in the bottom left)
Look for the western hemlock with its droop limbs of flat needles, small cones, and a rough scaly bark.
(Inscription over the photo in the bottom right)
Alders have leaves with teeth-like edges and smooth bark, often partially covered with lichens.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features
Location. 46° 44.489′ N, 121° 53.792′ W. Marker is in Paradise Inn, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is on Paradise Road East. The marker is located in Mount Rainier National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paradise Inn WA 98398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kautz Creek Nature Trail (a few steps from this marker); Changing Course (a few steps from this marker); An Ancient Community (approx. 8.2 miles away); Paradise Inn (approx. 8.3 miles away); Inspired to Preserve (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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