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One of the interesting inhabitants of Ellingwood Ledges, taken on a pre-climb day exploring the "@SEMICOLON@Full-Ledges"@SEMICOLON@ start (native? invasive?).
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Bill Lawry
Jul 26, 2016
One of the interesting inhabitants of Ellingwood Ledges, taken on a pre-climb day exploring the "Full-Ledges" start (native? invasive?).  
Bill Lawry
New Mexico
Bill Lawry   New Mexico
I would have guessed invasive, but Mike got it right.

Cirsium scopulorum
a native to Colorado (and other states)
9,000 to 12,000 feet

Source: coopext.colostate.edu/jeffc… (slide 56) Jul 27, 2016
Mike Morin
North Conway, NH
Mike Morin   North Conway, NH
Mountain Thistle (native). Jul 26, 2016
YDPL8S
Santa Monica, Ca.
YDPL8S   Santa Monica, Ca.
Not sure, but I'm thinking invasive thistle? I've heard that the best solution is goats, it's candy to them (this is all hearsay). Jul 26, 2016

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