Canyon Creek Brewer Spruce | Trinity Alps Wilderness
Original Publication DATE: 9/27/2010
I had heard about this grand tree after a few fuzzy pictures were circulated a few years back when it was first discovered. Last weekend I finally made the trek up Canyon Creek to find it, we were not disappointed.
John- actually it is closer to Upper Canyon Creek Lake. -Michael
AUTHOR: Audi Thoele
DATE: 9/21/2012 6:00:34 AM
This one is bigger in all regards than the one currently thought to be the record holder in the big trees registry (from Josephine county). It might be nice to get it recognized there. At one time the record holding tree was near the Salmon river on the northern edge of the trinity alps wilderness (much lower elevation), Dale Thornburgh and John Sawyer took Pete Figura and I there in 1994 to measure it. I’m assuming this one is much larger?
Audi – John told me about that tree, it is on the ridgeline to the east of Salmon Mountain on what I think is called Young’s Peak. –Michael