Yesterday may grandfather and I met local resident John Preschutti. Our destination was a huge Mountain Mahogany that John found on a talus slope about 10 years ago. He took us down a long and rough dirt road, and we parked at the base of a draw near Table Mountain. The hike was a mere 1/4 mile – AKA the roughest 1/4 mile ever! It was mildly hot, and the hike was up a steep, rocky hill that was covered with invasive cheatgrass. However, at the top we found a gigantic tree, which was the same tree from John’s memory. It measured 12’0″ CBH – colossal for a Mountain Mahogany, 22′ tall, and 36′ of Crown Spread. The final American Forest Association Point total was 175 Points – the largest ever recorded!
We hiked back down, and headed home, while Grandpa proposed a press release.
Now for the photos, courtesy of John Preschutti and myself.