Yesterday, I set out to hike along a stream to its headwaters, where the waters are crystal clear before iron and tannic acids start to build up. It was tough going in the lower half due to the heavy thicket and the extremely saturated swamps caused by recent heavy rains. Further up where the stream narrows and become more defined, the area was much more open and manageable. Along the way, there were many nice mature Atlantic White Cedars that lined both sides of the stream. Pictures don't give them justice. I will be back in the spring to do some botanizing. PS: Please see my second post.