In contrast: Point Misery

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In contrast: Point Misery

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:42 am

In contrast to Big Butt Mountain, which has almost no spruce trees, Point Misery is covered with them. Both mountains lie on the same hiking trail. Point Misery is close to the main and highest ridge of the Blacks...not far from Blackstock Knob, actually. Again, I must assume that there is something in the chemical makeup of the soil that accounts for the extreme differences in flora between this peak and the one at the far end of the ridge.
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Re: In contrast: Point Misery

Post by bbeduhn » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:47 pm

I was at Point Misery today. There’s nothing miserable about it. I found a ginormous, likely record Cretaegus macrocarpa at 6.5’+ cbh and a 41’ tall of the same species, also a record.

Red spruce and yellow birch dominate the trail up to Point Misery. I don’t know why it changes at Big Butt Bald. It’s on the same spine as Point Misery, in the Black Mountains.

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