pushing out from the mountains seek more moist situations, but a little further south the pines mingle with the oaks in dryer situations and also appear on rocky ridges, as at Boulder. The oak line is sharply drawn. They do not encroach at all upon the lower part of the valleys, which are open, brushless meadows, with occasional sharply defined patches of oak brush.
A few miles before reaching Palmer Lake trees disappear to some extent from the valleys. The rocks to NW of R.R. are abrupt and carved into turrets and monuments. Do not recognize the formation. Palmer Lake is right up against the foothills, but does not seem an attractive place. The foothills appear to be Dakota sandstone. Only birds recognized to Colo. Springs
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