"The only conclusion I have ever reached is that I love all trees, but I am in love with pines."    
--Aldo Leopold        

A native WHITE PINE (Pinus strobus) once towered over the ripple on this bend of Hall creek. A last representative of a time with a cooler, moister climate. The anchor of its roots still holds the bank in place creating the swift shallow bend you see.  This is a great place for mink to catch crayfish, or children to flip over stones to expose the adventure found only under a rock.