Sunday, April 22, 2012

During the summer of 1896 Dr. Frederick Coville and J. B. Leiberg took advantage of an opportunity to visit Crater Lake with the Mazamas, an Oregon mountaineering club. One result of this visit was Coville’s chapter on the August vegetation of Crater Lake in the Mazamas’ journal. This chapter featured Applegate’s account of the vegetation of Mount Scott on the eastern rim of the lake. According to Coville (1897), Mount Scott offered little of interest– vegetation consisted of hardly more than 25 species, all of which grew in more accessible places– concluding, “This peak is not recommended for a botanical excursion.”


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