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Photo of the Picket Fence and the Mystery Spires from Spire 2
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joelhagan Hagan
Oct 4, 2007
Photo of the Picket Fence and the Mystery Spires from Spire 2  
Chris treggE
Madison, WI
Chris treggE   Madison, WI  
It's really quite sad. It hasn't gotten consistently cold enough to kill the beetle over the winter lately. There are whole valleys and mountainsides of dead pines in the black hills, areas that are not actively managed like Custer State Park. When it burns, it's gonna be a fire to remember. Dec 14, 2013
rgold
Poughkeepsie, NY
rgold   Poughkeepsie, NY
Take a good deep breath and hold it. Most of those trees are gone now, either the direct victims of the Mountain Pine Beetle or the efforts to limit its spread. See this shot, mountainproject.com/v/10719…, a few further on. Dec 13, 2013
Burt Lindquist
Madison, WI
Burt Lindquist   Madison, WI  
Wow! Looks like one of those really nice stellar cloudless days that makes climbing in the Black Hills even more great. I can smell the juniper and sage right now! Oct 5, 2007

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