The remaing stump of a juniper tree cut for locomotive fuel.

Stumps of this type, nearly all cut with a saw (as opposed to an axe) are numerous in this area. It should be noted that this area is generally free from under growth, is rocky and not burned over. This lack of forest fire explains how the tent frame, as well as the stumps, have survived over 130 years.

Courtesy of G.J. "Chris" Graves.

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