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On both sides of the road are nearly pure stands of 50-year old Sitka spruce. The large stumps that remain in the stands are remnants of the previous old growth forest, blown down in the 1962 Columbus Day wind storm. Better known as the Big Blow, this storm is the most destructive wind storm in Pacific Northwest recorded history. This stand was salvage logged soon after the Columbus Day event.