Another thousand feet and the subalpine fir replaces its two near relatives.
Among the trees are the quaking aspen, Douglas spruce, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine fir.
John Muir expresses the belief that no other subalpine floral gardens excel Rainier's in profusion and gorgeousness.
They are found in most perfect condition in the subalpine region, at an elevation of from eight thousand to nine thousand feet.
subalpine species adapted to withstand the burden of deep snow take their place.
Between the subalpine areas and the river valleys there are several large ancient burns which are partly reforested.
The subalpine people, the Germans and the Slaves, ask the cuckoo how many years they still have to live.