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2017-06-11  
Cox Valley Clearcut, OR
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Cox Valley Clearcut, OR 
Cox Valley Clearcut, OR
 
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2017
azbackpackr
Hiking4.16 Miles 755 AEG
Hiking4.16 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   2.57 mph
755 ft AEG
 
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The forest in this part of the Coast Range is mostly privately owned, and is all second and third-growth fir. Logging continues all the time. From what I understand, the trees are cut when they are 40 to 80 years old, depending on the market.

I have found if you hike into the tree farms, often the closed roads lead uphill quickly and there are some nice views on the tops of the hills. By the time the clear cut areas are a couple of years old they provide a lot of habitat for deer, bears, and other animals. However, the native oaks and other hardwood trees are in short supply, and I am sure the ecosystem is nothing like it once was. Under the trees it's very dark, since they're planted very close together.

On this particular day in June I saw a deer, and a very large bear poop. No, it did not contain bells or smell like pepper spray...
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