Virtual Guidebook to Mount Shasta and Klamath-Trinity Mountains
Russian Wilderness
Klamath National Forest California


The Russian Wilderness is small but interesting. This is where the greatest diversity of coniferous tree species in the world is found - on a single one-mile-square section 17 different species of conifers have been identified.

The Pacific Crest Trail runs through this wilderness end to end. The peaks are fairly high and rugged, and there are alpine lakes, but it is the miles of lush forest that really make it special.



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Etna Mounain Summit between the Marble Mountains and the Russian Wilderness

(June 29, 2009)


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The Sawyers bar Road drops abruptly from Etna Summit to the North Fork Salmon River

(June 29, 2009)


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Taylor Lake, near Etna Summit in the Russian Wilderness

(June 29, 2009)


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South of Taylor Lake in the botanically rich Russian Wilderness

(June 29, 2009)


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Looking south and west over the Salmon River watershed from the Russian Wilderness

(June 29, 2009)


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