Russian Wilderness Revisited

Journey to the Miracle Mile

I have been fascinated for a long time with the conifers of the Klamath Mountains. While there are many places across the region that have a high density of conifer species, one of the hotspots is in the Russian Wilderness in an area known as the Miracle Mile. It has a long, storied history of discovery, research, conservation, and recreation.

If you visit, tread lightly and leave no trace. Day hiking is the best way to see it and preserve the unique natural features of the area. What follows is a summary of my presentation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conifers of the Miracle Mile.
Conifers of the Miracle Mile.

Plant Lists for the region

Links to recent research in the Miracle Mile

Previous Blogs: Miracle Mile

The Miracle Mile
The Miracle Mile

2 Replies to “Russian Wilderness Revisited”

  1. I really enjoyed this presentation on the Miracle Mile. Great to see old photos of Professors Sawyer and Thornburgh. Good news that you’re finding a lot of healthy whitebark pine seedlings. I’ve also noticed cattle grazing impacts in the Marble Mountains where they’ve grazed for decades. I was zapped by an electric fence near Box Camp Mtn!

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