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The Yellow Pine Road Elkhorn Range. Western Larch (Tamarack) Trees Turn Yellow and Loose Their Needles in the Fall

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Josef Grohs on November 25, 2007


DeEtte Fisher on November 25, 2007

I love this shot! Thanks!

Michael Hatten on November 25, 2007

guisppe, DeEtte

thanks! :)

I never knew there was Yellow pines before this trip. I just thought the trees were sick. Allot of them.. :\


Jewels on November 25, 2007

Another great the bits of color mixed in the green. And the road adds to the great composition.

Michael Hatten on November 26, 2007


I really want to re-visit this area in the next year because after that I'll be living in Arizona.

I just loved the Yellow Pine trees


© Marco De Candido on December 5, 2007
  • This shot talks about America's beauty. I like this kind of pictures, good Michael, very well done.
  • Greetings, Marco.
Michael Hatten on December 6, 2007


Thank you for the comments. This image turned out better than I thought it would..


jthess on July 10, 2009

The trees in the photo are not "yellow pines". They are Western Larch trees - a deciduous conifer that looses it's needles each fall. The distinct yellow color is the needles turning just before they fall, just as leaves would normally do. Local folks refer to these trees as "Tamarack".

Michael Hatten on July 10, 2009


Hey thanks for the heads up. I just recently heard them called Tamarack, but I didnt know about them droping their needles in the fall like broad leaf trees do..



Michael Hatten on February 24, 2011


Thanks for the comments. I'm glad it brought back some nice childhood memories. Once again I want to hit this area this coming Fall. The snow has thwarted me the past 2 years..

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