360° VR Panoramas of Mount Shasta and the Klamath-Trinity Mountains
The 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 Mountain Summit

Etna Mountain Summit

Etna Mounain Summit between the Marble Mountains and the Russian Wilderness

west of Etna, Klamath National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2009
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Salmon River Canyons

Salmon River Canyons

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

west of Etna, Klamath National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2009
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Above Taylor Lake

Above Taylor Lake

Taylor Lake, near Etna Summit in the Russian Wilderness

Russian Wilderness, Klamath National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2009
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In the Botanically Rich Russian Wilderness

In the Botanically Rich Russian Wilderness

South of Taylor Lake in the botanically rich Russian Wilderness

Salmon River, Klamath National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2009
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Russian Wilderness

Russian Wilderness

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

Salmon River, Klamath National Forest, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2009
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