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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 6, 2009 - 10:57am PT
I have been in love with Bonsai trees for many years now, but got rid of all my trees when I left Alaska and then D.C.

I have to start all over here in New Mexico.

I have some killer pix from the National Arboretum in DC that I will try to scare up, but in the meantime....











But of course the thing that really inspired me about bonsai in the first place is all the mighty, gnarly old guys we get to see in the mountains and growing straight out of cliffs!

I only have a couple scanned from the Rockies this past summer, but here they are.






I've already seen some awesome old dome toppers on other threads, so post 'em if you got 'em.
I LOVE OLD TREES!!!!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:00am PT
I posted a couple of the elderly bristlecones above Lone Pine
in the thread below:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=754725&msg=755530#msg755530

Survival
Did you ever visit Longwood Gardens outside of Philly?
They have a gorgeous collection of bonsai also!
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:00am PT
I ran into Treebeard's cousin up near the Elephants Graveyard



He seemed hurried so we didn't get a chance to talk. Pity, that.

DMT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 11:18am PT
Thanks guys,

That's exactly what I was hoping for!

Edit: Steve, no I've never been there. Wish I had!

Angus Bilthost, That really is Treebeards cousin!
Pity you didn't have time to talk....
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 11:24am PT
Oregon Cascades.

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 11:27am PT
Needles Firetower and Bonsai.

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 11:29am PT
Needles. Not the best tree picture, but cool anyway.

wtfd

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:30am PT

i was amazed at this little guys staunch determination to simply be, i probably looked like a 2 year old repeating him verbatim.
this tree lives right above the notch at the needles...
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:34am PT
Survival
If I get a chance this weekend, I'll try and scan
a few of the bristlecone pix I took in Great Basin NP years
ago. They're special trees.
Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:35am PT
I'm a huge fan of bonsai tho' I have to admit, that like Frank Sinatra and Sid Vicious, I do it MY WAY..........which is only to say I'm too retarded, lazy and dull to engage any comprehensive understanding of bonsai and it's culture.

I live in the land of big trees ( despite logging companies making them scarce ) and have loved trees since I was little & climbed them. My parents refused to cut the big cedars on their lot when they built The Family Home and so we grew up climbin' those things.

I also spent five seasons treeplanting in northern BC - from the Queen Charlotte Is ( Haida Gwaii ) to the Rottie Mtns. Heinous work but amazingly rewarding in unimaginable ways. Even days where we could see above in the sky where the snow turned to rain and we were freezing our butts, it was still a powerful place to exist.........and , of course, the money was good.

About fifteen or so years ago I harvested some little trees along the sides of logging roads. A couple of these are now getting rather big - the Douglas Fir ( a big dug fir ? d'oh! ) I had to prune it's leader two years ago c's it was beating a mad path to the sky. The tree is about 5m in height and I'll keep it about there. I also have lodgepole pines, a yellow cedar, hemlock, spruce and balsam in my ( actually quite small ) front yard.

My prize tree out front is a pink variation of the Yellowwood tree, a Carolinian hardwood. I grew this tree - now 7m tall - from seed in 1991. It should flower in the next few years!

I also have some bonsai in little pots: spruce, red cedar, lodgepole pine, eastern white pine, apple trees....most were grown from seed but a few are from those harvests from 15 yrs ago. They are unruly as bonsai and, like me, a little unkempt and outta control.

I guess we get the trees we deserve.

Cheers, Tami
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:39am PT


Golden gate park


Muir woods

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 11:52am PT
wtfd, I get it dude..I totally get it! Awesome tree.

Tami, thanks for the story. I was a tree planter too!! On the Oregon coast range. Brutal work, yes. Special moments, yes.
I personally planted over a million. I've been back to units I planted to find 30-40 ft trees! Late 70's, money wasn't that bitchin'...

Indianclimber, those are beautiful man. MORE PLEASE!!
Blinny

Trad climber
JustKathNotMark
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:54am PT
Bristlecone Pine
By Hugh Prestwood

Way up in the mountains on the high timber line
There's a twisted old tree called the Bristlecone Pine
The wind there is bitter, it cuts like a knife
And it keeps that tree holding on for dear life

But hold on it does, standing its ground
Standing as empires rise and fall down
When Jesus was gathering lambs to his fold
The tree was already a thousand years old

Now the way I have lived there ain't no way to tell
When I die if I'm going to heaven or hell
So when I'm laid to rest it would suit me just fine
To sleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine

For as I would slowly return to the earth
What little this body of mine might be worth
Would soon start to nourish the roots of that tree
And it would partake of the essence of me

And who knows but that as the centuries turn
A small spark of me might continue to burn
As long as the sun did continue to shine
Down on the limbs of the Bristlecone Pine

Now the way I have lived there ain't no way to tell
When I die if I'm going to heaven or hell
So I'd just as soon serve out eternity's time
Asleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine
Asleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 11:56am PT
BlinnyTheNutJob,

Thanks girl, beautiful.
I was hoping you'd see the thread about my daughter....
Blinny

Trad climber
JustKathNotMark
Feb 6, 2009 - 12:20pm PT
Just did. . . It won the prestigious, and much sought after "BlinnyTheNutJob'sBitchenTheadOfTheWeekAward"!

YAY.

BTNJ

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 12:25pm PT
Tami, unkempt? No!

Outta control?

No way!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 12:32pm PT
Mountain hemlock, Montague Island, Prince William Sound.





Bansai, or not bansai? I came across this one on a small island off of Montague.

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 12:36pm PT
Lovers Leap
Mike.

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 12:48pm PT
Cool, cool.


Ever drive through Ancient Bristlecone Pine near While Mountain and guess which one's the oldest living thing on earth?


http://www.sonic.net/bristlecone/Schulman.html


To my knowledge the location is kept from the public for the tree's safety.






vvv Manure Pile?
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 12:49pm PT
Talk about trees in a hurry
Guess where in the valley this one is

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 12:56pm PT
Paul, yeah definitely, definitely bonsai..yeah..definitely..
Great trees. I knew an Alaskan would come through.

Indianclimber,
I have no idea where the tree in a hurry is.
He's tryin' to get to the Mountain Room Bar before closing time?
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 12:57pm PT
SP Dome


Valley
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 12:59pm PT
Whoa, those are great. Especially that first one!!

Holy buckets, I can feel the age, hardship and wisdom just dripping off of it!
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 01:00pm PT
Running tree is on Royal Arches
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Feb 6, 2009 - 01:05pm PT
I dig trees too!









Kind of Tree Related...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 01:08pm PT
Nefarius, beautiful.
Nice contribution!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 01:12pm PT
Here's Phillip, my now-deceased semi-cascading green mountain pine in his place in my van:



and some shots from Huntington in LA a few weeks back:











Bridge and tree

synergy:



and your moment of zen:

midarockjock

climber
USA
Feb 6, 2009 - 01:16pm PT
?
http://engraved-on-his-hands.home.att.net/Stromata/Lganimal/Plants/Eucalyptusregnans-2e.htm
?

The tallest tree in the world I also believe is/was a Eucalyptus
in Australia. The tallest I have removed in CA was 157' being
a Camaldulensis. The largest Trunk I removed of this genus was
78" at legal dbh located in Lakewood CA. and only about 90' tall,
it was Globulus. The largest CA. wind row trees I have seen were
near Salinas and the Largest street trees of this genus were in
Riverside CA.

The largest species in the world that I removed made another
the largest in the world. The 1'st I climbed the 2'nd then
the largest blew over and was picked up with a 16 ton stinger
and Cat 910. Both Pinus Torreyana.
1. Was in Pasadena CA.
2. Was in Beverly Hills CA.

I don't mind if videos are posted without my name.

Trail of the 100 giants has some fun ones to climb. None
of the Giganteum there are 400' and I know of no Sempervirens
being 400'.
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Feb 6, 2009 - 01:26pm PT
This one is from Red Rock Nv. I believe it fell over after the heavy snow of last year. So it became a Banzai tree in a manner of speaking.




Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 6, 2009 - 01:59pm PT
I thought this would be bhodi tree thread.

Those eucalyptus get bigger than I ever knew.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:14pm PT
Thanks, Survival.

MisterE: Love those pics! Especially #3 - Any info on that?

A couple more:



While not a tree, I really dug how this guy was stickin' it out, doin' his own thing and surviving in the dunes...


Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:28pm PT
.............have to say thisiz my fave thread in a LONG time. Gorjuss pix.
No politricks. No flamin'. No prohibition to complain about. No Lois.


thanks again survival fer startin' it.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:30pm PT
Here's a few more







survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 02:33pm PT
Awesome you guys, just AWESOME!!
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:39pm PT
Yeah, tons of great stuff in here. Still really want to know about the trees in MisterE's image #3. Those are rad!

"No Lois."

hahaha Amen, Tami!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:43pm PT
Not so much pics of great trees, but pics I like with trees in them.

















Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:04pm PT
Sometimes when they are not a beautiful tree they still have something to give....



Twisted

Dapper Dan

climber
Menlo Park
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:09pm PT



Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:23pm PT
Wallace Creek on way to Whitney from Kern River...

MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:38pm PT
Nef: the bonsai trees except for the first one are part of the permanent collection of Huntington. I didn't write down any info on the trees - sorry.





This one is a dead tree some how wedged between rocks in the last 10 feet of it's base and sticking out almost impossibly to where you can touch it on route:

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:43pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:49pm PT
Nice thread.

Here's a few





Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:52pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:54pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:56pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:57pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 03:58pm PT
Ah yes...peace.

Thanks you guys, this is really turning into what I hoped for.

Thanks Jerry, Is that one old leaner on top of Watkins??
Edit: On second thought, it looks too close for Watkins.

Excellent all the way around.

Edit:The one by the stream is truly bonsai!!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:07pm PT
Bonsai! Ironically, my aunt is a bonsai hunter up in Oregon. She "harvests" and resells the trees. tsk, tsk. Shameful.

Yes that is on Watkins.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:26pm PT

Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:39pm PT








Some B&W's

How do I size these down? I'm sure I could figure it out but I'm really lazy
wtfd

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
i think it was mr e a page back or so that had a nice jin on one of his specimens...good work
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Feb 6, 2009 - 07:17pm PT
Wood is a real cool medium to groove on LIFE!

Trees have to live where they are! That takes a certain kind of resolute strength, unimaginable to moving creatures........
Trees have Might.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:28pm PT
I like trees too -









MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:35pm PT
That last picture makes me sad, Rick.

But I guess a necessary part of my reconciliation with the natural world as a carpenter. sigh
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:40pm PT
One of my favorite trees, Sycamores. Across the street from our house at Sycamore Pool, a paved portion of Big Chico Creek. A few salmon still manage to pass through...... picture from Andy (Timid T to some)....



Edit; andy flipped photo upside down 'cuz we like it that way.

MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:48pm PT
Oooo! I am going to start a flipped photos thread! I got one - be sure and re-post Nita my friend! :^)
adam d

climber
CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:50pm PT

Valley Oak, Lopez Lake, CA


Witch Needle


N. Wonderland
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:58pm PT







Old&InTheWay

Trad climber
NC
Feb 6, 2009 - 09:10pm PT
Great thread!

Grandfather Mtn. NC


On top of Hoodwink


Phobos/Tuolumne




Tuolumne Grove

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Feb 6, 2009 - 09:16pm PT
Below the base of Angel Wings is a Mighty Juniper, gotta be 8-900 years old. Has this boulder cleaving it in two.Can't be more than 10 feet tall.
It don't care. It's got time to grow around The Wound.
Already well on it's way.

It'll be fine.Trees are mighty.
Made a fine base camp, too.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Feb 6, 2009 - 09:17pm PT
Great thread. Fantastic images.

Fallen Monarch


Near Olmsted


Rodgers Lake


Benson Lake


Bennett Juniper

Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 10:07pm PT
I love the trees near Olmstead.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 10:21pm PT
Sunol regional park


Bristlecone Forest
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 10:43pm PT
Hot Diggidy, I don't know where to start except to say I sure am glad all you Tacoites have better (Better Photographers) pictures than I do!

It's like going on the ultimate tree tour.

I love hanging out with you people.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 10:47pm PT
You all are out of your tree, so to speak

;^}
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:15pm PT
Oak bows, Sunol house


Pine on west face of Higher Cathedral Spire


Above Knob Hill upper Cascade Creek area


Arrowhead Arete


Sycamore I, Sunol regional park


Sycamore II, Sunol regional park


a Mt. Diablo trail


Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:23pm PT
Nice Ed!

Wine Country Trees:






More Bonsai, in fact, whole forest of them:


Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:26pm PT
you inspire Jerry... thanks!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 11:33pm PT
No doubt, you guys rock!!
Walleye

climber
Inking the deal at Ralph Spoilsport Motors
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:35pm PT




Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:42pm PT
Uh-oh. The gig's up. Walleye raises the ante. ;-)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 12:52am PT
Sweet, sweet, sweet.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 01:05am PT
Humble offering...



Maybe someday to be a mighty tree like the ones y'all are posting up.







Now back to the good stuff you all are bringin'!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 06:15am PT
Dr Suess inspired:



Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 06:27am PT








MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 06:38am PT
Just one more

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 07:14am PT
Peter,

That is so COOOL!! I love weirdness!

There is a tree at Arlington Nat. Cemetery that grows almost completey around a headstone. I have a picture of it somewhere!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 07:34am PT
Time for a story.

My friend Jason was working for the Superfund cleaning up this farm in rural New Jersey. A family had been taking barrels of toxic waste from various manufacturers and burying it on their property - even some nuclear waste. The farm was toxic as hell, and invariably the whole family died from poisoning.

The barrels of waste were rusted and leaking, and there was a particularly large concentration of a particular toxin that was this glowing lime green around an ancient oak near the barn. The tree was sickly looking, had few leaves, but was obviously still alive.

As they excavated the punctured, rusted and leaking barrels, it became apparent to the clean-up crew that this tree had somehow adapted to living off of this waste. Everyone was saddened as they realized the tree was as much a part of the poisonous landscape as the waste surrounding it, and it had to be cut down.

Jason said one person cried out as they cut into the tree, and it started oozing this lime green sap. It was literally feeding off the poison.

He also said that, at that moment, he had a new-found respect for the adaptability of the natural world, and especially that old oak.
cowpoke

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 08:08am PT


john hansen

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 10:38am PT











Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 7, 2009 - 12:04pm PT
Tree doing a handstand Zion

Walleye

climber
Inking the deal at Ralph Spoilsport Motors
Feb 7, 2009 - 12:35pm PT
This tree was immortalized in Ansel Adam's 1950 photograph "Early Morning, Merced River".. It finally succumbed to erosion and tumbled into the river in December of 2008. Another Yosemite tree monarch fallen.


Photo: Walter J. Flint
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 02:22pm PT
Walleye, what a beautiful picture.

George Harrison and many others said it. "All things must pass."
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 7, 2009 - 02:58pm PT


T-wall.
Walleye

climber
Inking the deal at Ralph Spoilsport Motors
Feb 7, 2009 - 03:10pm PT
Jaybro, that tree looks like a cop directing traffic.
dmalloy

Trad climber
eastside
Feb 7, 2009 - 03:41pm PT
a few more from California's White Mountains...

this here is the tree on this planet with which I have felt the most communion. I believe it is a Limber pine, and this photo does not really do it justice - just a gorgeous, shaggy, ancient being bursting with life



If you are trekking through the Whites and a cold, windy storm moves in, you will find shelter wherever you can. And who knows what sort of scene you will wake up to -



Old bristlecone skeleton that has been watching this view for centuries -



Another tree I love is right about where you rap down on the east side of Daff Dome.

I will make some requests - some of my other favorite trees are the Foxtail pines that grow along the trail from Onion Valley to Charlotte Dome. Gorgeous bark, enormous trunks - and I have no good photos of them. Anyone?

Also, any more photos of the gnarled junipers up above Olmsted Point? Jerry chipped in one, but there are so many amazing trees up there.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 03:54pm PT
Here's another one - on the dome above the point:

dmalloy

Trad climber
eastside
Feb 7, 2009 - 03:54pm PT
and now for city trees....these were in the front yard of the previous house where we lived in Bishop - two elms. Jan 2, 2006 - some very un-Bishop-like weather -



and an oak after an ice storm in Durham, NC - I was 4 weeks after ACL reconstruction, the storm hit, the power went out. Temperature dropped down to about 8 degrees and there was no heat in my apartment, so my two cats and I huddled together on the couch with my sleeping bag all night. Somewhat of a terrifying experience, as the entire night was filled with the sounds of branches and trees cracking, breaking and falling to the ground. Many old trees died that night, clearing room for many young trees to find sunlight and grow.



Now I just realized that I have no good photo of the 80-100 year-old juniper in our front yard....I am going to have to fix that soon.

edit - nice score, MisterE.
funny that I have power lines in the top left corner of both of those photos, guess I am too lazy to crop.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 04:02pm PT
Thanks! Here's another - I think it lives across from Tenaya Lake

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 7, 2009 - 04:40pm PT


San Juan Trail parking



The Suicide "J" tree
john hansen

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 05:21pm PT
They just so happened to be having the Cherry Blossom Festival in town today.











MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 05:24pm PT
I really do love trees!

This thread is the best!

Joshua Tree at sunset



Tough desert tree at Winslow Wall, AZ



Smith rock:



Trees in the mist Skagit Valley WA





Tree and rock at The Cathedral, St George UT



Edit: Nice, John!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 05:31pm PT
You guys are blowing me away!

I think it was a Bob D. black and white of an old gnarly that got me going on this awhile back.

So many beautiful trees.

*Mister E
*Jaybro
*JohnHansen
*Dee ee
*DMalloy (Tent hiding under the old men...holy cow)
*Walleye
*Indianclimber
*JerryDodrill

Too many to remember!!!
Thanks!
john hansen

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 05:49pm PT

Coconuts are trees too,,,




Most of you have probably seen these trees,,


TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Feb 7, 2009 - 06:11pm PT
Tarzanís Treehouse


Strolling below through Adventure Land on my 50th birthday

justthemaid

climber
Los Angeles
Feb 7, 2009 - 07:08pm PT
Thailand.

Now that's a tree... (same tree in both pics.)






Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Feb 7, 2009 - 07:15pm PT


SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 7, 2009 - 08:33pm PT
John Hansen, those were beautiful!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 7, 2009 - 09:10pm PT
hey there survival and all... say, our family, me and my brothers, we all loved climging trees... and so did my kids...

now, my mom, she taught us to love trees, but i dont reckoned she climbed them ... she planted them, and pointed them out to us and she grew up, on some wooded acres, where she enjoyed them...


*----someone, on the "welcome mark chapman" post/thread, has a really neat picture of my brother climbing up a tree---if i remember right...


*wonder if someone can post it here.... i think i copied it, for keeping, but i don't know where it is... that would really be neat---thanks, whoever, has it...

:)


ahhhhhhhh, love THEM trees....
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 09:15pm PT
That's a beautiful tree, Maidy. Like a limb of the Living Earth, sinewy armed.

The thing that struck me tonight about this thread is that it brings a certain quiet living majesty to a usually twittersome board.

It's like a breath of fresh air.

Thank you all.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 09:19pm PT
Hi neebee!



An old man with a friend.






A tree with a great view of the Organs.
He told me that he picked that spot because of the view...




Edit: Nice comment Mr. E
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 09:28pm PT
TMJesse, that picture of Benson Lake is one of my faves!

Too many to list them all.

It seems we are all tree fans!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 8, 2009 - 02:03am PT
hey there say... does anyone here, know of the CORK tree, in santa cruz... somewhere inward, aways from the beach, in near some shops, somewhere... ?

just wondering...



*also, great clumps of eucalyptus trees, in the ??saratoga, los gatos area, in calif---not sure if i remember the area, right---but then, this was 40 years ago, are they still there...

*also, a great tree, solo, on one of the walking trails, in the almaden hills.... (near the ??quick silver mine park)....?


just neat little things to see, locally, in the surrounding areas of san jose....

*most folks have seen the 'ghost tree' of the monterey area, unless it is gone by now---it was on OLD postcards, back when we saw it 40 years ago....
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 8, 2009 - 02:05am PT
hey there survival... say, great share!

great share, all, too...

walnut trees were always great local finds, 45 years back, too, in san jose...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2009 - 07:55pm PT
Yo Buggum,

I know you have some tree pix, c'mon...
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 9, 2009 - 10:55am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2009 - 11:02am PT
Thank you sir Reilly!
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 9, 2009 - 11:06am PT
Survival,
I know this J Tree juniper is bowing to Cap'n Skully!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2009 - 11:32am PT
Why can't I find the pic I'm looking for?

Oh well.

Cool moss/lichen tree. Some of you have actually seen it in person.


Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 9, 2009 - 11:53am PT
You want mossy? Here's Old Mossy...

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 9, 2009 - 02:48pm PT
Brave little tree in Bryce Canyon:

mediumsizeddog

climber
Feb 9, 2009 - 06:23pm PT
dwell

climber
Pollock Pines
Feb 9, 2009 - 07:48pm PT
Forgot how much they mean to me. Thanks
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Feb 9, 2009 - 08:38pm PT
As an arborist, I'm always checking out trees. Here's a few friends I met in my favorite playground, the Lassen backcountry (super windy there on Sat.)

the timid one




.....and since I like variety...an old double row of orchard palms more than a mile long outside of Hamilton City, kinda near Chico



....and one from near Thomes Creek Gorge, Interior Coast Range west of Paskenta





survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2009 - 09:46pm PT
Sweet.

Larry, that IS a brave little tree!

Timid,

Those two rows of palms remind me of Full Metal Jacket....
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 10, 2009 - 10:10am PT
Really nice stuff! Just a couple more, from the descent off Snow Creek Wall in Leavenworth:



And the tree start to Oski in Sedona:

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 15, 2009 - 10:09am PT
Last summer I posted pics of an 80-foot white pine in our backyard that took a direct
lightning strike. A strip of bark about 40' long had been blasted off the trunk, and
several troughs radiated out from the base, where dirt had been blown out of the ground.






I happened to walk past the the tree a few days ago. Its crown is still green and I think it's
doing fine. Like many trees in this thread, with a bit of good luck it could outlive us all.

Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Feb 15, 2009 - 10:39am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2009 - 03:02pm PT
Chiloe, I have seen some amazing lightning strikes over the years too. It's amazing those buggers survive it.
Talk about TOUGH!!

Gobi, that's a beautiful picture mate!!
Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Feb 15, 2009 - 04:06pm PT
bump for the trees
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 15, 2009 - 10:50pm PT
hey there survival and all...say, chappy and all of us just love to tackle a good tree climb...

here is pic, borrowed from jorge/george, by permission:

us chapmans just love trees, firt my brother here, and then, me:



COURSE, as you can see, i am not climbing this "itty bitty"--it is the TOP-CUT off of a tree in the woods, for christmas (the other tree grew back right-fine, too (back in 2001):



EDIT: OOOPS, this was a litte OFF-SHOOT... the cut-off tree, was the NEXT year.....

edit: hmmm, say, that was supposed to be a SMALL pic, as it was originally, somehow it came out TOO BIG and distorted some---will try to fix it later.... sorry...
dipper

climber
Feb 15, 2009 - 11:17pm PT











neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 15, 2009 - 11:25pm PT
hey there... great tree photos, dipper....
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 15, 2009 - 11:28pm PT
Dipper, you stole those from Miles Vandero, right?








just kidding, but I get a similar feeling.
dipper

climber
Feb 15, 2009 - 11:38pm PT
Nee Bee,

Glad you liked em.

Here are 3 more

Never heard of Miles before, I'll have to google him...












roy

Social climber
New Zealand -> Santa Barbara
Feb 16, 2009 - 12:05am PT
Hi,

A few from a winter ski trip in the ancient Bristlecone pine forrest (White Mountains, CA).







Cheers, Roy
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 16, 2009 - 12:24am PT
hey there all... say, one of the best views i got of trees, though not their powerful, yet, ever humbleness of simple sillouets and towering along the angled horizon-line) was this:

looking over a crag, at alpine lake, from a high back hill:
saw the whole lead-in to the carson? wilderness...(small bit of meadow, before it, i think, off ot the side)

all trees, but going from taller, down, in perspective, and then the whole sea of them...

you all have seen something similar, while up on your climbs, no doubt.... but there was nothing else, about... no other landmarks... veryyyyyyyyy strong tree-feel...

*had no camera :(
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Feb 16, 2009 - 12:29am PT
God, those trees are wicked beautiful, love the pics!

And there's Neebee! Yeah for good spirit.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2009 - 02:38am PT
neebee, Dipper and Roy,

Awesome pictures!

So good to see Chappy on a tree. Made me smile.

And those old gnarlies...yeah!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 09:17am PT
Kids just love those hollowed out cottonwood trees





Spruce Island, which is just the North of Kodiak recieved about 12" of ash from the 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest eruption of the 20th century. The nutrient rich ash is a great feed stock for moss.





survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 09:34am PT
Paul,

Very cool pix. Wow, what incredible moss!
That last cottonwood shot looks like one out by Eagle River visitor center that I've had my kids in!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 09:47am PT
Survival,

Yep, you guessed the second hollow tree. The first tree is at Firebird Falls by Eklutna.

The pictures really don't do justice to the moss. We took some pics of the trees on Green Island in PWS this summer, I'll have to dig them up. It's another incredibly mossy area.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 09:53am PT
Woohooo! You go Paul!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 10:27am PT
Survival,

In the supertopo tradition of going o/t, do you know Brian Horner? He taught airmen evasiona and survival for awhile, then started his school Learn to Return. I took a few classes from him ~10 years ago.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 11:24am PT
Paul,

Yes. I was an Air Force instructor also.
Taught overseas for a few years, and the was the number two at LTR for 9 years. I left in 1999.
It didn't end well......
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 11:56am PT
Sorry to hear that, I could see someone with such a personality as being tough to work with. As I recall I took the underwater escape training course in 99, maybe July?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 12:13pm PT
Ha! I left in Dec. 99, maybe we've met!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 17, 2009 - 06:43pm PT
hey there survival.. thanks for the note...

say, dipper, thanks for more pics... reminded me of driftwood, but GIANT SIZE...

my mom and i loved to collect little pieces of driftwood...

awwwwwwww, trees.... saw some lovely branches against the sky, the other day... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 18, 2009 - 02:11am PT
hey there all, say ... i had to come back and see these again, before the night was over...

i missed the moss trees, due to my slow download.... glad i came back...

man, you all sure got great cameras!...

i really do still love the lone-statue-type pics...

:)
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 18, 2009 - 06:10am PT
Last weekend:

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2009 - 09:45am PT
Nice work Chiloe, I see you're getting out.....
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 18, 2009 - 01:08pm PT
Mt Baldy Menorrah



Twisted

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 18, 2009 - 08:22pm PT
Namibia

dipper

climber
Feb 18, 2009 - 09:10pm PT
Up close and personal. First three from the Kern Plateau, next three from Woods Lake area.



























survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2009 - 10:42pm PT
Reilly, indian and dipper,

menorrah, namimbia, and fingerprint soul wood SWEEEET!
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:06pm PT
I love the close-ups
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:09pm PT
Gull Lake
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:19pm PT
Up by Duck Creek Ut



Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:24pm PT
Indianclimber and dipper - very nice!

Bark!



Bugs!



Burl Ives



Blaze

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:28pm PT
Red Rock after a fire

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:29pm PT
What a great thread
dipper

climber
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:39pm PT
3 more for the macro fans. These are from near my secret lake with pretty fish in Kings Canyon National Park.











neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:42am PT
hey there all.... well my my... WOW... i DID find the cork oak in santa cruz...

dont know if any of you calif's ever saw it... we saw it many times when we went sailing with our dad...

here is the link---PLUS--this link has many links to some special trees, in other states... historical, etc..

this second link is to the gilroy gardens... some odd neat trees there...
here you all go:
(odd trees first... i will be back in a sec with the cork oak)
http://www.gilroygardens.org/circus.html
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:44am PT
hey there... say, i somehow backed up wrong and did not find my post... well, here is the link to the cork oak:

many neat history notes about all these trees... it seems that cork oaks were plansted by a guy named levi starbuck...
very interesting stuff:

http://www.tclf.org/landslide/2007/cork_oak/index.html

here is the history note about the man that brought these trees here:
http://www.tclf.org/landslide/2007/cork_oak/history.html

my mom and i just loved seeing that ol' tree...
can you believe it, they were gonna' take it down for a modern gas station! :O

*hmmmm, i have been out of touch.. hope it is still there... i did not even check the "learn" more section, or the "threat" section... (all links at the bottom of the pics page...

have fun...
perswig

climber
Feb 19, 2009 - 09:17am PT
Wow -nice additions. Dipper's tryptich of rings echoes (pun?) "The Scream".









survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2009 - 09:28am PT
Whoa, this page alone is worth viewing the whole thread.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 19, 2009 - 09:59am PT
It just gets better and better. . .


WOW!!!!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Feb 19, 2009 - 10:01am PT
I'm taking a break from a tree meeting with my company. I will be showing off these pics after meeting. Excellent close-ups and unusual locations!

Neebee- Say, we have a beautiful grove of cork oaks in our lovely park in Chico and several beautiful specimens scattered around town. I have several photos of them, but none that are great pics worth sharing.

After this meet I'll see what tree photos I've retained on this work computer. Mostly, they are "hazard" trees that are ready to fall into our power lines.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 19, 2009 - 10:10am PT
This is Green Island in Prince William Sound (actually a small island just to the West of the main island) It was overcast the time we were out there, so the pictures don't do justice to how lush and mossy it is.



klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 19, 2009 - 10:10am PT
A particularly nice Cali Red Fur near the upper San Joaquin River. Ranger-wife in foreground.
dipper

climber
Mar 6, 2009 - 07:44pm PT
Three more close-ups from Nine Lakes Basin in Sequoia National Park












Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Mar 6, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
Perswig,
I've never seen such a perfusion of fungi!

Dip,
You da Grain Man!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 6, 2009 - 11:02pm PT
hey there timid toprope.. say, those cork oaks are really fun to see up close, too....

there were a few planted somewhere, else, too.... i saw them when one of my brothers got married... had fun showing it to the little kids...

thanks for the note where they are growing... :)


wow---neat trees here, you all!
dipper

climber
Mar 7, 2009 - 12:22am PT
Got Wood?
More from 9 LakesBasin













The low spot on the Great Western Divide behind the tree is Kaweah Gap. At the bottom of that shady
slope back there is Precipice Lake, made famous by Ansel Adams, and again by Vern Clevenger.
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 7, 2009 - 12:31am PT
dipper, Beautiful! reminds me of this thread.

patterns in your photos.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=488553&msg=491700#msg491700
dipper

climber
Mar 7, 2009 - 12:37am PT
Wow Nita,

I don't believe I ever saw that pattern thread. Very cool images in there.

If I could get a helo to resupply me, I'd stay in the Sierra all summer and take pictures. That place is magical and nearly infinite in scope and beauty.

If I wasn't such a cold wimp, I'd stay up there year-round.

Some day I will.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2009 - 07:27am PT
Awesome! Thanks dipper and nita.
Pate

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Mar 7, 2009 - 10:08am PT
Two tall trees, a beech and a birch, are growing in the woods. A small tree begins to grow in between them, and the beech says to the birch, "is that a son of a beech or a son of a birch?" The birch says he cannot tell. Just then a woodpecker flies by and lands on the sapling. The birch says "Woodpecker, you are are a tree expert, can you tell if that tree is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?" The woodpecker takes a small peck at the sapling. He replies, "It is neither. It is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever sank my pecker in"
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Mar 8, 2009 - 02:54pm PT
^^^
ROFLMAO!

Now that's the best tree joke I've ever heard!!!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 8, 2009 - 03:48pm PT
Me too! Though I can't recall any other tree jokes.
wtfd

climber
Mar 8, 2009 - 03:49pm PT
perswig

climber
Mar 8, 2009 - 03:56pm PT
I didn't think this tree was singular, but the dogs had other ideas.



Edit for "Great joke!"
Dale
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Mar 8, 2009 - 04:08pm PT
Came across some deadfall, so I pull out a chunk, down below Underworld Rock over there at the playground.
Never seen such red, don't know if it was the lighting or what.

Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Mar 8, 2009 - 07:08pm PT
....I think those dawgs are enjoying bong hits.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Mar 8, 2009 - 07:10pm PT
Nah - they're deciding what vintage of coyote pee is on the tree.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2009 - 11:32am PT
Check this guy out!

Forbidden City, Bejing, China.


nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 11, 2009 - 07:49pm PT
Cindy Kennec swinging on a vine, Montserrat- lesser Antilles.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2009 - 08:45pm PT
That is a very cool picture nita!
DJS

Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 05:41pm PT
BUMP!
DJS

Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 06:11pm PT
Bump
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
Apr 11, 2009 - 03:23pm PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 11, 2009 - 03:25pm PT
I know that place!

Haven't been there in 35 years, but the dihedral high above is distinctive.
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
Apr 11, 2009 - 03:28pm PT
Oh yeah it does kinda stand out!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 11, 2009 - 04:08pm PT
Yep, there it was in ... 1971. The climber is Bill Roos.

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Apr 21, 2009 - 02:11pm PT
Bump
Just found this stunning tree and few more like it in the lobby of the new Encore casino,anyone know what it is?


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2009 - 08:30pm PT
Very cool! No I don't know what it is.....
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Apr 21, 2009 - 11:13pm PT
There is a 100 foot redwood in the back yard, all this time i was going to the gym.
you can duplicate all kinds of weird routes in those tree limbs.
much more 3D.

so 30 times up the tree = 1 el cap.
no need to change into shoes.
creeps the neighbors out, they think i am a sneakin and a peakin.
but i did accidently find out where the lady downstairs works.
she took off from lunch to go back to work while i was in the tree.
turns out, as i suspect, because i use to hear noises downstairs when her car was not there, kind of creepy, anyway, from the tree you can follow cars all over the hood, so long>short, she works two blocks away!
so the creepy sounds for the last 5 years like an edgar allen poe apt, the monkeys paw or some weird sh#t, she was creepin back on foot from work, Mystery Solved by the tree.
so trees are good.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Apr 22, 2009 - 06:20pm PT
speaking of redwoods, i've been fortunate to have back to back weekends in both giant sequioa and coast redwood groves.

After Cashner's excellent Easter party i took a quick trip to an old haunt, the Merced Grove....



...last weekend found us at another great campfire party in Humboldt Redwoods St Park. I took this from inside a hollow redwood




Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Apr 22, 2009 - 06:25pm PT
so if you put Ron Kauk in a pair of golf shoes, do you think he could crack climb that redwood to the first ring of branches?
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
May 3, 2009 - 05:37pm PT
Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Nov 3, 2009 - 06:17pm PT

Willie and a tree.

Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Nov 3, 2009 - 06:34pm PT

In NYC, in the late '80s... a city ripe with photographic possibilities, I nevertheless decided to photograph this lowly pine tree that I stumbled upon, tucked away in a nondescript part of Central Park.
A few years later I was cutting through the park to get somewhere and, "Hey, there's that tree!". Snap. Another photo. A few years later, ditto, repeat. Last year, once again, "Sh#t, that tree!" It's in an odd part of the park, and there's not really a regular path that takes you past it, but I keep finding it somehow, or it keeps finding me.

Photo on left, late 1980s - photo on right, 2008.



©2009 Jim Herrington
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Nov 3, 2009 - 06:43pm PT
Credit: Hardly Visible


Credit: Hardly Visible
scottpedition

climber
Nov 3, 2009 - 07:07pm PT
I always love driving by this one around sunset...
Credit: scottpedition
socialclimber

Mountain climber
CA
Nov 3, 2009 - 08:53pm PT
Trees on a dome, courtright, may 2009
Trees on a dome, courtright, may 2009
Credit: socialclimber
Charles
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 3, 2009 - 10:09pm PT
Mt Stuart Tree
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2009 - 10:58pm PT
Wow! Those are some amazing shots.
Jim, I found it very interesting that you didn't "take out" the little object at the base of the tree in the second photo. Very cool.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 4, 2009 - 06:29am PT

One of my better Pines



Spring time



Sunset hiking out from the Scrotum
Tim Camuti

Trad climber
CA
Nov 4, 2009 - 07:22am PT
Bonsai Ridge, near kirkwood
Bonsai Ridge, near kirkwood
Credit: Tim Camuti

From a great snowshoe outing with myself and Bob Dominick. The trees are Sierra Junipers.
Rcklzrd

Trad climber
San Juan Capistrano
Nov 4, 2009 - 08:00am PT
Dead Cypress trunk on 17 Mile Drive - loved the texture
Credit: Rcklzrd
kinnikinik

Trad climber
B.C.
Nov 5, 2009 - 05:31pm PT
Jon at the 2009 Eldred adopt-a-crag
Credit: kinnikinik
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 5, 2009 - 10:51pm PT
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2009 - 01:07am PT
Whoa, those are too cool!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Nov 23, 2009 - 09:01pm PT
Like climber's crave the vertical, this one prefers the horizontal.
Very alive and kicking.
Credit: Nate D
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 29, 2009 - 11:22am PT
Foggy Giant

Credit: Reilly
Ensonik

climber
Nov 29, 2009 - 12:36pm PT
Shot this big guy at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Shot this big guy at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Credit: Ensonik
Prezwoodz

Big Wall climber
Anchorage
Nov 29, 2009 - 01:20pm PT
Oh my another picture thread! Well, here goes.

Louisiana


Trees as a home


Redwoodz










And the inside of a Redwood


Super long branch in Nicaragua


Honduras




Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 30, 2009 - 09:38pm PT
Back Pocket

Credit: Reilly
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Dec 1, 2009 - 06:45am PT
Credit: Tork
matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Dec 8, 2009 - 11:42am PT
A tree in Yose, guess which one...

Credit: matty
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 8, 2009 - 11:45am PT
I made this from one exquisite log of tiger maple.



I hope I did justice to the donating tree.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2009 - 11:57am PT
I'd say you did.
That is freekin' gorgeous!
Man that makes my meatball carpentry look sooooo laaaaame!
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Dec 8, 2009 - 12:01pm PT
Dood, you did that tree proud!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 8, 2009 - 06:32pm PT
Tork, that baby is dancin' on tiptoes!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 8, 2009 - 06:39pm PT
Fine craftsmanship, Edge!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 8, 2009 - 08:09pm PT

Trees seem to grow in the strangest of places...
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Dec 8, 2009 - 08:13pm PT
There's no denying tree power...
Credit: Reilly
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Dec 9, 2009 - 05:45am PT
mojede that tree is bouldering.

Speaking of weird places for a tree...



Pa? Tell me how it was here back in the day???

A whole slew of junipers growing on little islands of dirt on a polished golden granite slab, little Slice O Heaven.









Werner calls them souls. I am inclined to agree.

DMT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Dec 23, 2009 - 04:45pm PT
Bump
spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Dec 23, 2009 - 05:21pm PT
Credit: spectreman
spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Dec 23, 2009 - 05:25pm PT
Credit: spectreman


Credit: spectreman
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 23, 2009 - 05:44pm PT
Loved Ed's pic of the trees on Arrowhead Arete.
The ancient Sierra Junipers (so that's what they are) all along the ridge to the north of Carson Pass are beautiful in any light.

Has anyone got a good shot of El Cap Tree? Looking at it last month from the meadown it doesn't seem to be doing as well as I remember when I climbed to it in the '70s
jmap

Social climber
NC
Dec 23, 2009 - 05:47pm PT
National record Loblolly Pine: Congaree National Park, SC
National record Loblolly Pine: Congaree National Park, SC
Credit: jmap
Not a tree, but a hell of a trunk!
Not a tree, but a hell of a trunk!
Credit: jmap
gcclimbing

climber
www.Arizonas-Vertical-Web.com
Dec 24, 2009 - 08:03am PT
Lonely Ponderosa in route to Horus Temple, Grand Canyon.
Photo by T.Martin


Crested Saguaro, E. Boulder Canyon, Superstition Mountains.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 24, 2009 - 08:47am PT
bullrider

Trad climber
Bozangeles, montucky
Dec 24, 2009 - 11:22am PT
Credit: bullrider
Credit: bullrider
Bonsaiii!
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Jan 29, 2010 - 06:51pm PT
Bump

photo not found
Missing photo ID#143100
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 29, 2010 - 06:57pm PT


Credit: happiegrrrl
willie

Trad climber
Jan 29, 2010 - 07:17pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNaCoGlFA1w

98 feet up a spruce
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 29, 2010 - 07:49pm PT
Credit: Srbphoto
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 29, 2010 - 07:56pm PT
Nice to see your tree has cloned itself and come over here! Such a nice tree, it should be in both the threads! Great photo.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 29, 2010 - 10:31pm PT
California Oak
California Oak
Credit: Srbphoto

Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:04pm PT

Lava Beds St Park (No CA)
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:08pm PT
Reilly - nice! I love that area. I just wish I had done some work up there.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:24pm PT
Srb,
I take that as high praise; your stuff is really top notch!
For the record I cheated; it is HDR. No rig of mine can grab
that EV latitude.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:26pm PT
Reilly - never mind :)










It's still nice!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:27pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2010 - 11:31pm PT
Credit: survival


Credit: survival


Credit: survival
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:32pm PT
Thanks for the nice comments! I am just starting to scan these prints so I'll try and post more as I get more trees done.

Reilly - It doesn't matter how you catch it, as long as you do!!!
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 11:36am PT
For the tree photograph lovers: A book I like is John Sexton's "Listen to the Trees". John is an excellent photographer and a master printer. His reproductions are better than most people's prints. A lot of his images are from the Valley. If you get a chance, check it out (or his other books). Better yet, if you get a chance to see actual prints, GO! They are truly beautiful.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 1, 2010 - 11:45am PT
tree hugger bump.

jtreelove
jtreelove
Credit: d-know
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 11:47am PT
I think that picture explains how there can be Bigfoot's (Bigfeet?) without large sustainable breeding populations.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:05pm PT
touche srb!

these ol' gals was to rough to get any action from.

fan palms
fan palms
Credit: d-know

lost palms oasis
lost palms oasis
Credit: d-know
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:39pm PT
Credit: c_vultaggio

Credit: c_vultaggio

Credit: c_vultaggio

Credit: c_vultaggio

Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:39pm PT
i am LOVIN this thread.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:43pm PT
these ol' gals was to rough to get any action from.


Aren't those remembered the most fondly though?
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:50pm PT
true srb, so very true.

me&tree
me&tree
Credit: d-know

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 01:02pm PT
If you've never been to the National Arboretum, you should go.
Everyone should see that place once in their life.



couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 1, 2010 - 01:03pm PT
We took this one down with some big whipsaws so we could count the rings and learn the age for science. It's always sad when this happens and you can't count it off.

Except we did get some fine firewood out of the deal of course.


















kidding:-)
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 01:05pm PT
survival - those bonsais are awesome. Are they yours?
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 01:07pm PT
Couldn't you count the rings with a core sample?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 01:09pm PT
I wish!!

Unfortunately, I gave all mine away when we left DC.
I'm starting over in NM.

Those are actually from the Nat Arboretum.

They have 3 HUGE pavillions of bonsai!

Check this out. This one is 400 years old!!
People have been pruning this tree since the early 1600's.
Unfreekin'believable.

Credit: survival
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 01:20pm PT
Credit: Srbphoto
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 04:30pm PT
Credit: Srbphoto
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 09:09pm PT
Reilly - I saw the most recent issue of Outdoor Photographer. On the cover was a headline about the "secret weapon" of the pros. Using a HDR to capture images with really wide tonal ranges. I saw that and thought of your image.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 09:33pm PT
Srb,
Your tree pix are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 1, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
SRB,
HDR narrows the gap a little until Santa brings me my Hasselblad with
a Phase One 60MB back, lol.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 10:21pm PT
You better be REALLY good this year!

Thanks for the compliments.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 2, 2010 - 03:46pm PT
I've gone through this entire thread and have not found the tree mentioned in TM Herbert's Appreciation thread. I may have missed it, but I'll refresh your memory anyway:

Herbert can be and often is a very stubborn person. He has his way of doing things and it is near impossible to change his mind. He has his rituals and donít try to modify them. I donít know how many times he has insisted that I stop at the dwarf Jumiper (or Cedar?) on the descent off of Stately Pleasure Dome. ďYouíve got to look at this tree. Itís almost as wide as it is tall.Ē I have repeatedly told him as we approached the tree that I am aware of its aspect ratio and that he is merely repeating himself. To no avail, ďYouíve got to look at this tree. Itís almost as wide as it is tall.Ē

Sorry, no picture.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Feb 2, 2010 - 03:49pm PT
I personally planted this tree when I was about 10 years old:



Its 50-60 feet tall now!

DMT
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 2, 2010 - 03:53pm PT
Don - great story about TM. I guess you know how my wife feels :)
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful BC
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:22pm PT
add a line here

Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC.  Feb 15, 2010
Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC. Feb 15, 2010
Credit: bmacd

another here
BES1'st

climber
City of Orange, CA.
Feb 15, 2010 - 08:30pm PT
To any SCE workers from Highgrove oil burning generating station.
Those assumed to be genus Cupressus around the lake were or still
are awesome. Nicer than any I saw in Monterey or elsewhere. I really
don't know the species and I have never seen them anywhere else.
Any photos of them would great.

Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 15, 2010 - 11:00pm PT
maybe more about the table but lots o' trees anyway


Shaun's Cabin
Shaun's Cabin
Credit: Srbphoto


Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 15, 2010 - 11:03pm PT
Yes, that table speaks volumes.

Paiute Pass aspens...



Slide Aspen

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2010 - 01:04am PT
Wow Reilly...those are BRIGHT!
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 16, 2010 - 02:20pm PT
An old one (the picture)...




Credit: Srbphoto
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 16, 2010 - 02:26pm PT
Survival,
I know, hope it didn't trigger a flashback.
They said stuff like that to Renoir too. (lol)
BES1'st

climber
City of Orange, CA.
Feb 17, 2010 - 07:29pm PT
Darn, still no photos of the Cupresses at Highgrove and I did not cut them
down.

c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Feb 24, 2010 - 07:23am PT
in the shadows of redwoods
in the shadows of redwoods
Credit: c_vultaggio
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 24, 2010 - 08:07am PT
tree bouldering.

Credit: Norwegian

tree big wall.

Credit: Norwegian
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 24, 2010 - 08:31am PT
nice shot of Muir Woods. There's so much more to redwood forests than big trees
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 24, 2010 - 09:31am PT
Don't recall if I posted these before









Pate

Trad climber
Feb 24, 2010 - 11:29am PT
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful BC
Feb 24, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
...
Rotten log captured by living trees
Rotten log captured by living trees
Credit: bmacd
...
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 24, 2010 - 01:01pm PT
Panama...

Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 24, 2010 - 01:35pm PT
Not a tree but in the redwood forest


Peninsula Reswoods #28
Peninsula Reswoods #28
Credit: Srbphoto
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 28, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
Credit: Srbphoto
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 23, 2010 - 10:46am PT
Mid March tree bump and a big laff to srbphotos icon of Quaaatchi.....


Fruit trees in my back yard starting to blossom. Deciduous trees budding. Didn't get a chance to dormant spray the fruit trees because of our totally bizarre & weird winter.

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Mar 23, 2010 - 10:57am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#150645
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 23, 2010 - 11:07am PT
Treebeard from Glacier Bay, AK.

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 23, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
An ancient scan from 1982?

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 29, 2010 - 07:42am PT
This majestic maple has resided in front of my house for decades longer than I can imagine. Hollow on the road side, and dropping her dying limbs, she still provides welcome shade in the Summer and a welcoming branch to hoards of passing birds.

We used to tap her for maple syrup, and this one tree could produce 80 gallons of sap from three taps. That was enough for 2 1/2 gallons of syrup!



Her sister maple, located just 100 feet away, is on her last legs, but still sets leaves and her cavities are annual nesting spots for woodpeckers and other birds. One year she housed a family of mockingbirds, and whenever the neighbor's cat would get within 50 feet of the tree, a mockingbird would swoop down and peck the cat on it's head. This happened multiple times a day. Our cat got pecked once, and then knew to swing a wide berth.



The town wants us to take her down because they are worried about branches falling on parked cars. I asked the selectmen if they had similar policies for the elderly in town?

Besides, she has a magnificent spirit. Can you see the timeless visage?

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2010 - 08:45am PT
The town wants us to take her down because they are worried about branches falling on parked cars. I asked the selectmen if they had similar policies for the elderly in town?

Besides, she has a magnificent spirit. Can you see the timeless visage?

Ho man, that's perfect!

This 100 yr old cottonwood provides shade and a home for Raccoons, Kestrels, woodpeckers, tons of small birds, and even the occasional highballing cat!
Credit: survival



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2010 - 08:49am PT
Edge,
Admit it. You are secretly pining for the city to make you cut it down so you can make something beautiful from it (after you sticker it for 5 years).
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Apr 29, 2010 - 08:53am PT
WesternRedCedar <br/>
Ross Creek Cedars <br/>
NWMontana
WesternRedCedar
Ross Creek Cedars
NWMontana
Credit: eKat

This place is fascinating!

:-)

eKat
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2010 - 08:57am PT
Wow, Kat, I'd no idea Western Reds grew in Montana and especially to that size! That must be the rain forest of Montana? Where pleas?

edit: duh, read the fine print
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Apr 29, 2010 - 09:15am PT
Ross Creek Cedars

http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai/about/forest/featured_areas/ross_creek.shtml

It's a USDA Forest Service Day Use area about 25 miles out of Libby, MT.

The place feels WAY remote and secluded!

YAY.

eKat
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 29, 2010 - 09:17am PT
Edge,
Admit it. You are secretly pining for the city to make you cut it down so you can make something beautiful from it (after you sticker it for 5 years).

Or you could say I'm mapling for that to happen.

Actually not. I really like having it as a presence between my property and the street. Whenever she drops a large limb, as old maples tend to do, I use it in the fireplace. I hope to have the house sold and move to Colorado long before anything so severe happens to these trees.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2010 - 02:32pm PT








Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 16, 2010 - 03:22pm PT
Whoa Survival,
I thought I'd covered every back road in New Mexico.
How'd I miss those places? Nice!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jun 16, 2010 - 03:38pm PT
lolli. . . I LOVE your rain trees!

:-)

eKat
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2010 - 03:52pm PT
Reilly, that's because they're not in New Mexico....HA!

Lolli, Blue Rain, I love it.




Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jun 16, 2010 - 04:35pm PT

Western Juniper
Western Juniper
Credit: Charlie D.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 16, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
Where be the rum mates?
Credit: guido



S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Jun 16, 2010 - 06:49pm PT
There is unrest in the forest, there is trouble with the trees...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 16, 2010 - 06:59pm PT
hey there say... i just LOVE it when the tree thread is up...

say, lolli.. i love the wysteria... the blue rain...
i have always wanted a huge on just like that, over my roof, too...
oh my... this is my speical day to see one...


i have a few local trees i am trying to put now... will see how this goes, as to upload time, i had been makeing things small, but not small enough, so i have a lot of re-do's to do... :O

wonderful trees, you all, as to this newest installment...
:)
gf

climber
Jun 16, 2010 - 08:48pm PT
ankor temple being reclaimned by the jungle trees
ankor temple being reclaimned by the jungle trees
Credit: gf

Note the bomber hand jam...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2010 - 08:51pm PT

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:03pm PT
WOW G,

If those are the roots, show us the tree !!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Seriously, Man, I didn't know she was Your sister.
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:08pm PT

Cache River, near Brinkley, Arkansas.
The Ivory Bills live there. Still!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:34pm PT
hey there say, well... okay, i got a few to add, but mind you, they are just the bits of trees here on the block where ol' patty ann marie and i walk...

they keep us happy until we can get across town and see the real CLUMPS of trees... :)

at least we HAVE some of these big woodsy trees here, though and we are most glad... some are yard-ones, left from the woods...

here we go, some yard versions, trying to satisfy our hearts:

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

now this one, is on the edge of a yard, that has taken in the woods
as part of its property...
the better woods are on the other side of town, but his area, is still tree-ed up enough to feel good...

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

(the above, is our favorite overhang... has a mossy woods feeling, as we pass on under it...

now, these are just views to enjoy as i look upward...
(trees do look really neat that way, too)...

Credit: neebee

this is TWO tree banches, in one view...

Credit: neebee

looking more into the "thick of things" :)

Credit: neebee

and lastly, back to the wooded area, for a treat, but
first... here is a tree top from the grandkid's house,
other side of town---many neat big trees here, but, also,
many are missing branches... :(
but they are still majestic, reaching up to the sky...

Credit: neebee

here is the last neat treat--like mirrored twins... but
in the tree world... mirrored twins, are like identical
twins, but one has more left handedness, and one has more
right handedness...

so here you all go:
twin sassafras, mirrored image type trees...
curved out, opposite each other, neat find, huh? ;)

Credit: neebee

wow, i finally did it... happy happy... :)

happy supertopo eve to you all...
:)


*patty's favorite tree, are squirrle trees... ;))
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:39pm PT
hey there ol' captain... or skully... wow, what lovely water trees....

:)


say, there is a really neat weeping willow here, that reflects perfect in the waterway here, but so far, i can't get a clear shot of it yet...

will keep trying...

thanks for the neat share...
:)
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:43pm PT
...For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their please.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Seriously, Man, I didn't know she was Your sister.
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:43pm PT
Dig it, NeeBee. I planted a little Cottonwood "stick" (the tiny sprout) in my backyard 4 years ago. Ain't no stick no more.
It's a tree, by gosh. It's 25 feet tall.


and growing!
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:58pm PT


the black canyon





needle rock

MisterE

Social climber
Jun 17, 2010 - 07:14am PT


photo not found
Missing photo ID#152357


photo not found
Missing photo ID#143146
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 07:35am PT
Awesome you guys!!




tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jun 17, 2010 - 09:41am PT
Granny knot
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jun 17, 2010 - 09:43am PT
goat. . . you have to print and frame that last shot. . . it's REALLY GOOD!

:-)

WOOT!

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jun 17, 2010 - 09:49am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#160698

Here are many trees blowin' my mind!

:-)

eKat
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Jun 17, 2010 - 10:11am PT
Thanks eKat, it was a crop from a point&shoot.



moooo...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 11:29am PT
moooo yer own self Goatboy!!





Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:01pm PT
i make my living as a carpenter, and it's always a little sad to be using wood, trees being the wonderful things that they are.

in germany, there was a charming custom among woodcutters. each strove not to be the one to strike the last blow before the tree would come down. this cutter had to accept responsibility for the tree's death and dispatching its soul.

so i try to assuage my guilt a little with an occasional tribute to the trees. here are some woodburnings i put on some of my work, two of them in tribute to that great workhorse, the douglas fir, and the other to our dear redwoods, drawn from a national geographic foldout spread on the tallest tree in the world. (actually, a number of redwoods vie for this distinction, and it's hard to award it because they're difficult to measure and continue to grow fast.)
[photo[photo
redwood
redwood
Credit: Tony Bird
id=160713]id=160712]
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
douglas fir
douglas fir
Credit: Tony Bird
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
douglas fir--needles and cones
douglas fir--needles and cones
Credit: Tony Bird
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:46pm PT
goat. . . the composition of that shot is SPOT ON. . . that GREEEEEEN tree against the shadowy outcropping. . . WHOA.

MAGIC. . . pure magic!

:-)

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:53pm PT
Tony. . . those are beautiful! Are they burned onto wood from the same species that is depicted?

(man. . . that was a bad sentence. . . but I think you get it. . . like is the redwood one done on redwood?)

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jun 17, 2010 - 01:01pm PT
AND. . . you tree lovers out there. . . have any of you read "The Golden Spruce"?

It's just fabulous!

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Jun 17, 2010 - 01:04pm PT
Lolli. . . I'm not neebs. . . and I don't play her on TV. . . but. . . yes, I think we call those wysteria. . . although I have never seen a yellow one.

?

ox

eKat

P.S. I like your name for them, better!
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 17, 2010 - 01:17pm PT
HohMahn. . . what a nutjob. . . look at all my posts in a row.

YIKES!

eKat
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 01:22pm PT
Go for it eKat!




Are there elves and creatures crawling all over this trunk or what?

Look reeeeeeeeaal close now.....



Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
thanks, ekat--yes, on the wood referenced.

hieronymus bosch gone to seed!

somebody brought up the granny knot, which i always learned was inferior to the square knot and used by old wives to tie packages. then i got to thinking about it at a guide's course last year where we're going over all kinds of knots and considering how they work and what can go wrong with them. think about it. the granny knot has more friction working for it and it isn't spring-loaded to loosen up the way a square knot is. i ran it by zeke, the instructor, and he could only agree with me. here's to granny!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 03:11pm PT
That's funny Tony, I noticed that about the granny knot also.

As a survival instructor we ALWAYS used square knots, specifically because we could get them open after being loaded.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 17, 2010 - 03:23pm PT
YAY, Tony!

And. . . FarmerBruce. . . that is OUT THERE!

eKat
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 03:55pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 17, 2010 - 04:05pm PT
hey there say, lolli.... wow, nice to hear from you...

yeah, though i spelled it wrong.. for some reason, i always like the "y" in it... oh my...

we'd have to call it wisteria, if we wanted to buy one, to grow... but, me too, i agree with ekat = i sure the BLUE RAIN name, too...
:)

it seems to rain over the garden, too, no matter where it grows...
wow, seems it is pouring down mighty strong in the pictures that you shared, :) ;))


here is link, as to the name stuff, that the plant-shops would go by, etc:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisteria

oh these are soooooooooooo lovely and strong! and yet, artistically gentle, of all things, as huge, as it can get, oh my:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-&va=wisteria&sz=all

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 17, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
hey there say, ... captain... or skully:

as to this, your quote:
Dig it, NeeBee. I planted a little Cottonwood "stick" (the tiny sprout) in my backyard 4 years ago. Ain't no stick no more.
It's a tree, by gosh. It's 25 feet tall

wow, oh my.... three cheers.... :)
say, my mom would be proud of you... :)

*as, ps:
dingus milktoast... say, i think i saw a ways back, a tree that you planted HOW many years ago... and you put up a picture of it...
really neat to see that...

had fun seeing these trees again... and newer ones...

i have about three that i am trying to decide which to put on mildred's
card...

i think i will use the very green spread oak...
not sure whose pic, it was...


*ooops, amost forgot, say, norwegian:
loved that "tree" bouldering
and "tree" big wall
notations... :)

*well, back to work now...
but here are some neat tree links:

http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-mangoes.html

http://www.jordanflora.com/flame_tree.htm

http://www.treesofmystery.net/sequoia.htm

god bless...
:)
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 19, 2010 - 08:19am PT
Credit: guido
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 19, 2010 - 09:26am PT
I'm sure a bunch of you know where this tree is.
On the trail
On the trail
Credit: ydpl8s


And here are some of my favorite trees from the hammock in the Cook Islands
Favorite trees from Hammock
Favorite trees from Hammock
Credit: ydpl8s
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Jun 20, 2010 - 09:47am PT

















DMT
Pate

Trad climber
Jun 20, 2010 - 10:27am PT
Credit: Pate
Credit: Pate
Credit: Pate

rippin' squall last week.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Jun 20, 2010 - 06:53pm PT
Yes, an old one maybe 20 feet around? Its huge! Probably a thousand or more years old.

DMT
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 20, 2010 - 07:39pm PT

Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jun 20, 2010 - 08:12pm PT
Here's Delhi Dog checking out a nice Jeffrey from one of our gypsy camps this week. This one in the Mono basin. The relatively low gap in the sierra at mammoth allows enough moisture to pass east and allow the Jeffrey Pine forest a nice stand throughout the Long valley and southern Mono Basins.
Big ol' Jeffrey Pine.  What you can't see are the hundreds of no-seeum...
Big ol' Jeffrey Pine. What you can't see are the hundreds of no-seeums.
Credit: Timid TopRope
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2010 - 08:14pm PT
hey there say, telemon01, oh my... what an intersting find...

say, this one, we could add all kind of art features too, to make it into a fairly tale,l type creature...

thanks for the share...
*am tempted to do that to some frozen trees, that someone recently shared...

looked like fun little snow creatures, they did....
*if i have time, i just might... ;)
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 20, 2010 - 08:31pm PT


High on San Antonio. A bit hard to judge the scale. The trunk is maybe 2-1/2 feet in diameter on a 15-20 ft high tree.

It's weathered a bit of adversity.
kinnikinik

Trad climber
B.C.
Jun 20, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
Cedar on the way to the free world.
Cedar on the way to the free world.
Credit: kinnikinik
bparry

Trad climber
New Haven, CT
Jun 26, 2010 - 01:44pm PT
Credit: bparry
Carmona microphylla
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 26, 2010 - 04:36pm PT
hey there all... say, sadly this tree is not doing so good... :(
but it STILL is a provider to the birds, seaching-out food and a place to perch...


it does, also, play with ones imagination, too...
a critter of the night, so it seems to look as...

as to creativity, and, as long as it can, it keeps the soil in place, doing it jobs, as best it's able, for as long still, as it has:

a wonderful tree, still living-on in another way...
a wonderful tree, still living-on in another way...
Credit: neebee

loving all trees... :)
hotlum

climber
Oregon
Jun 26, 2010 - 05:35pm PT
I work as a Timber Cruiser in Oregon and Montana. When the going gets tough I take a step back and realize how nice it is to be in the forest, no matter how brushy. I have to say my favorite tree to core is Chamaecyparis lawsoniana or the Port-Orford-cedar. These beauties smell soooo good! Unfortunatly the Port-Orford-cedar is being wiped out by a harmful fungus.
Nice pictures folks!
hotlum

climber
Oregon
Jun 26, 2010 - 05:58pm PT
Devils Ridge, Coos County, Oregon
Devils Ridge, Coos County, Oregon
Credit: hotlum
Was inspired by all of you guys' pics. Sorry about the quality, this is from the two MP camera built into my Nomad data recorder for cruising. I thought it would be ST apprropriate. Taken near Coos Bay, OR. Same geologic formation as the Callahans climbing area near Roseburg. This lovely piece of real estate is called Devils Ridge. Full of cliffs(route worthy!), poison oak, bears and big cats! Exciting cruising for sure!
DJS

Trad climber
Jun 26, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
Credit: DJS
Credit: DJS
Credit: DJS
Credit: DJS
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jun 27, 2010 - 02:23am PT
Here's an alahe'e tree(Psydrax odoratum); it's related to coffee and is indigenous to Hawaii (It occurs here naturally and elsewhere naturally too which means it was here prior to the arrival of the Polynesians. Its flowers are very fragrant whose scent is referred in ancient Hawaii as the octopus's (he'e) "slippery fragrance."
Alahe'e tree, indigenous to Hawaii. &#40;Psydrax odoratum&#41;
Alahe'e tree, indigenous to Hawaii. (Psydrax odoratum)
Credit: BooDawg
Alahe'e &#40;Psydrax odoratum&#41; flowers.
Alahe'e (Psydrax odoratum) flowers.
Credit: BooDawg

A kauri tree native to NZ; this one is on the Coromandel Penninsula.
NZ kauri tree.
NZ kauri tree.
Credit: BooDawg
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jun 27, 2010 - 07:13am PT
Excellent, uh, tree.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 27, 2010 - 07:17am PT
Credit: eKat
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Jun 27, 2010 - 04:49pm PT

Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jun 27, 2010 - 05:40pm PT
Oroville's mother orange tree
Oroville's mother orange tree
Credit: Timid TopRope
Credit: Timid TopRope
another plaque with more info
another plaque with more info
Credit: Timid TopRope
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 27, 2010 - 06:07pm PT
nice batch of trees here. always like that view of baldy--you know you're close to the top.

show us a port orford, hotlum, if you've got one.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jun 27, 2010 - 06:08pm PT
Yes Mike, and it's white knott "while'...( maybe I missed a few hundred threads back, it's White Mtns..). My wife is having a problem with this thread because what most folks are showing is " Krumholtz formation ,German: krumm, "crooked, bent, twisted" formation trees" affected more by altitude, etc then actual Bonsai's...
She is a Certified arborist, and Nursery certified, and has a combined degree from Santa Cruise , UNR and Miss St. in Biology. She is also the manger of the largest Reno Nursery for the the last 6 years.... She actually isn't all that found of Bonsai's ( I find the effort and patience to be truly amazing, things I do knott possess.). So where is this thread going?......
Up, that's right. Up, it's a climbing forum, always up and when you get to the top, you look across at that or that Mtn. and want to climb it...We are truly sad and sick unhappy( unless we are in the battle) individuals.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jun 27, 2010 - 06:23pm PT
That kauari tree upthread aint no bonzai krumholtz. You should check it out closer.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jun 27, 2010 - 06:41pm PT
Sorry TTR, but didn't have the time to look at all 300+ threads.....Maybe SuperTopo needs a Readers Digest version of these longer ( More then 20) threads for us with ADD....Which covers about 83.754% of us climbers....Look a "Squirrel".
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jun 27, 2010 - 08:42pm PT
That went right over your head, nevermind.
Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA (Mo' Hill)
Jun 28, 2010 - 01:00pm PT
Taken 6-26-2010
Credit: Banquo
Taken 6-25-2010
Credit: Banquo
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 11, 2010 - 04:05pm PT
Mt Baldy Vigil
Mt Baldy Vigil
Credit: Reilly
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2010 - 04:50pm PT
How could anyone miss Boodawgs NZ tree?

One of the finest trees I've ever seen!
kinnikinik

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 11, 2010 - 05:50pm PT
here's some more kauri
here's some more kauri
Credit: kinnikinik
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 20, 2010 - 05:44pm PT
Charlotte Dome View
Charlotte Dome View
Credit: Reilly


Don't stare too long....




There are wooden stalagtites!





I have met The Wise One....

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2010 - 07:33pm PT
The Great Summit Snag, Muralla Grande, Sandia Mts.

Credit: survival

BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 20, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
Thanks, Survival. Yes, there's some bush in the understory, but it only adds to the appreciation of the tree.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 3, 2010 - 03:53pm PT
some loose holds...but otherwise holy
Credit: Norwegian
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 3, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Aug 10, 2010 - 05:49pm PT


Aleister Crowley

Trad climber
Aug 10, 2010 - 06:03pm PT
Neat thread.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Aug 23, 2010 - 06:45am PT
Hey, any of you guys know what this tree is? It is guarding the trail to the Fire Crag in Santa Barbara. None of us had ever seen one before.
Edit: The tree was about 20 feet tall

Definitely a great tree!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#167791

Leaf detail:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#167792
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 23, 2010 - 06:53am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#167793
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 23, 2010 - 06:56am PT
mester e we have a redwood like shrub here in the sierra foothills dubbed a western yew.

the needles on the tree in your pic look similar to our yew.


...

i am tree soul.
Credit: Norwegian
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 23, 2010 - 06:59am PT
the woodpile at an artisitic medium!

great ekat. just great. that will do.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Aug 23, 2010 - 07:34am PT
We looked up Western Yew Norwegian... I don't think that is what it is. The shape was bushy and full. There is a second type of long thin leaves (?) sprouting along the branches along with the fluffy short leaves. Our camera didn't quite catch it, but the color of the foliage is a gorgeous blue-grey color. It stood out like a sore thumb amongst the regular native plants.

EKat- that pile of wood is so cool!
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 23, 2010 - 08:38am PT
Dadz. . .

Years ago a very dear friend in Mammoth had a framed photo of many, many cords of wood and the caption was "REAL WEALTH."

I was yammerin' with him a couple days ago and GOOGLED "stacked firewood" and found that photo. . . and immediately sent him a copy. . .

I have so much frikken firewood, I'm actually thinking of building a pile like that.

I especially like the way the ax is resting in what appears to be the stump of the fallen tree.

VERY NICE!

eKat
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2010 - 08:51am PT
eKatTheWoodChuck, YIKES!!

That is too freekin' cool!


Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 23, 2010 - 09:19am PT
The western yew loves deep shade and wet feet. We have a few in our north facing canyon down by the creek @ 3,000 ft.

ekat, love the wood pile, like a beautiful life we all eventually burn through it.

I must admit I'm partial to these, skys witness the western juniper.....
The iconic mountain sentinel, the western juniper
The iconic mountain sentinel, the western juniper
Credit: Charlie D.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 23, 2010 - 09:21am PT
:-)

ox

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 23, 2010 - 07:51pm PT
YAY, Crag. . . I was hoping you'd post this up!

ox

eKat
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 24, 2010 - 05:52am PT
Cragman, I know the tree well and will for now on know it as Peter's Tree, thanks for sharing. It does seem to me that when at the end of a day, season, career or life what really counts is the people we shared the time with, all the countless routes and miles of stone remain in place since we passed over them in a flash of time that was shared with a friend.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Aug 24, 2010 - 07:02am PT
THAT was a cool read Cragman....I'm glad you have something like that tree to remember him by, everytime you go by it you'll think of him. My grandmother once told me...memories are the spirits of those visiting you! His spirit will visit you, enjoy those times for what they are.
Peace
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Sep 3, 2010 - 05:28pm PT
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point
Credit: Srbphoto
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Sep 3, 2010 - 05:43pm PT
I gotta throw in my W Juniper candidate not far from the Hulk. Delhi Dog standing there for size comparison.
Delhi Dog thinking about upcoming hot and humid India.  Thanks DD!
Delhi Dog thinking about upcoming hot and humid India. Thanks DD!
Credit: Timid TopRope

Western Junipers are up there with Bristlecones and Foxtail pines for sentinels of the high and wild. I found out long ago not to climb western junipers; all those tiny slivers get super itchy real fast.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Sep 3, 2010 - 05:50pm PT
Redwood Detail
Redwood Detail
Credit: Srbphoto
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Sep 3, 2010 - 08:40pm PT
Cragman, now I have a name for that tree I look at by the Tioga Road. It looks kinda like a miniature sequoia.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 4, 2010 - 08:33am PT
DE, we may have met bitd in the Valley but my wife & I met your sister and brother in law hiking in the Swiss Alps. We got to talking they asked about our climbing and your name came up! 6 degrees removed from everyone on the planet indeed, our climbing community even closer, perhaps I'll meet you in person along our paths. Hope to spend more time this winter on your east side.......Berg Heil.

Charlie D.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 11, 2010 - 10:48pm PT
Located in Bear Canyon near Baldy Village:

The oldest and largest Bigcone Douglas Fir in existence.
The oldest and largest Bigcone Douglas Fir in existence.
Credit: Reilly

I don't know from trees so much so I can't vouch for this but I can
assert that the first limb is about 32" in diameter!

Credit: Reilly
Aleister Crowley

Trad climber
Sep 11, 2010 - 11:15pm PT


Great find!
Aleister Crowley

Trad climber
Sep 11, 2010 - 11:16pm PT
sempervirens

Trad climber
Trinity County
Sep 12, 2010 - 12:04am PT
Hey Mr E, Ever read "the Botany of Desire"? It reports Johnny Appleseed was a child molester who planted apple trees to supply makers of hard cider and that "eatin" apples were rarely grown in America at that time.
random posts, bla bla, ha, ha, ha...
Aleister Crowley

Trad climber
Sep 12, 2010 - 12:24am PT
Rumor has it that a Casuarina species is actually the world's tallest tree.

Move over, S.sempervirens?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 12, 2010 - 10:24am PT
Dryad?
Aleister Crowley

Trad climber
Sep 12, 2010 - 11:14am PT
Nah...

Dryads are exclusive to Quercus species....

This tree is likely Betula, or possibly Alnus.

(Neither of which lend themselves especially well to manipulation.)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2010 - 11:37am PT
The grizzled old man.

High in the Sangre De Cristos.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 27, 2010 - 10:25pm PT
Not quite so grizzled but rather an odd pruning job for 9500' on Mt Baldy, sorta yur 50' bonsai look...

Credit: Reilly
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Come on in boys, the water's fine!
Nov 1, 2010 - 05:54am PT
Time for an update... an afternoon among junipers: Oct 31.

Nice sunrise.


Nice frame, Pyramid Peak in the distance.


Kirkwood ski resport, and the Redbanks (for those of you who know what's what about the Redbanks)


Plug!


As long as there is still an unbroken stretch of bark connecting root to leaf, these things will keep on plugging well past the thousand year mark.


What an excellent reward for wandering around.


Scenes on a landscape.


The Dwarf. About 4 feet tall and probably 500 years old.


Glacier scour created this pond.


Sentinel.


The secret heart.


That's a salute, not a pistol!


See ya buddy.


DMT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 1, 2010 - 06:23am PT
^^^^Nice, the Western Juniper the ranges' oldest witness.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 7, 2010 - 05:00pm PT
hey there say, all....

old neighborhood oak, hanging wayyyyy over the street...

this is that ONE side of it...


branches out OVER the street, from one side of the tree.. :O
branches out OVER the street, from one side of the tree.. :O
Credit: neebee


this is how it brances out over the yard, on the OTHER
SIDE of the tree (balancing it, hopefully) :O


starting the "reach" over from the other side, into the yard.... <br/>
&#4...
starting the "reach" over from the other side, into the yard....
(next pic, will fill in the rest of this)...
Credit: neebee


reaching out into the leafy outmost branches, now...
reaching out into the leafy outmost branches, now...
Credit: neebee


oh my, could not really see up into the TOP of it... :O
one year, this is due to break, though the folks whose yard
it is in, don't seem to be able to trim it... :(

lovely tree, but a mite dangerous, come storm times...

wow, though, there's nothing like a tree, as to creativi'tree'...

:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 7, 2010 - 05:03pm PT
hey there dingus, say... i like the "faces" that one can find in those old trees that you posted pics of.... :)

full varieties, human, critters, bugs, etc...
neat pics...

:)
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 19, 2010 - 03:00pm PT
Had a chance for a night time hike along the Hogs Back a few weeks ago, love those junipers!
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.

You never know who you might run into in the mountains, anyone recognize this friendly chap?
Credit: Charlie D.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 21, 2010 - 08:36pm PT
My current screen-saver

photo not found
Missing photo ID#179046

from the wikimedia bonsai site:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bonsai
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 26, 2010 - 04:42pm PT
I forget. . .if I ever posted this great tree. . .
so my apologies. . .when I have more time I'll go thru the
thread and if I have, I'll delete it. But it's still a great
tree--thanks, Sherri!

eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Nov 26, 2010 - 05:46pm PT
SnowGhosts on TheBig!
SnowGhosts on TheBig!
Credit: eKat

YEAH!

eKat
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 26, 2010 - 07:27pm PT
SteveW, wow beautiful piece!!!

ekat, snow ghosts, love em...........MT, Big White?
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Nov 26, 2010 - 07:37pm PT
Big Mountain - Whitefish, MT.

(some rich mid-west dad bought the place and changed the name to Whitefish Mountain Resort, though. . . but we all still call it Big Mtn, darnintall!)

:-)

eKat
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 26, 2010 - 07:55pm PT

Thanks, Charlie D.
Actually, I owe it to Sherri L, who I commissioned to
do it from a few snaps I took in the Patriarch Grove above
Bishop, CA. Only got to spend less than a day there, but
what a treat it was. As Aaaaanold says, I'll be back!!!!
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 20, 2011 - 11:42pm PT
Bump.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#195597

And "Yay!" for the Roosevelt tree in Big Pine surviving the fire! (pic from internet)

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
May 20, 2011 - 07:20pm PT


from...http://www.cruzine.com/2011/05/18/unusual-achitecture/

DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
May 20, 2011 - 10:04pm PT
Credit: DM88T
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Sep 23, 2011 - 11:39pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#218169
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 24, 2011 - 05:57am PT
Bump for great trees
"Sky's Witness"
"Sky's Witness"
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2011 - 07:44am PT
Dang I love this thread.

My photos will be back any day.....
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Sep 24, 2011 - 08:15am PT
Credit: FRUMY
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Sep 24, 2011 - 10:09am PT
Credit: Walleye
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 24, 2011 - 12:12pm PT
Credit: Reilly
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2011 - 02:11pm PT
Credit: survival
max factor

Trad climber
Sep 24, 2011 - 04:54pm PT
Credit: max factor

Credit: max factor

Credit: max factor
onyourleft

climber
Smog Angeles
Sep 24, 2011 - 10:08pm PT
Big Sur Headlands
Big Sur Headlands
Credit: onyourleft
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 7, 2011 - 10:21am PT
Credit: Srbphoto
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 7, 2011 - 10:30am PT
"If I'm goin' down I'm takin' somebody with me." - P. Palmtree 2011

Credit: Reilly
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2012 - 06:39am PT
Credit: survival
My very own super tree.



Credit: survival
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2012 - 06:40am PT
Credit: survival
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 10, 2012 - 06:46am PT
Survival I LOVE your place! That tree is gorgeous and next to your adobe, STUNNING.

DMT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2012 - 07:09am PT
Thanks DMT!
One more for now.
Credit: survival
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 09:56am PT
some things never change, Jupiter chases Venus to the western horizon as the timeless trees look on

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 10, 2012 - 11:26am PT
Been a while since I went riding.
Credit: guido
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 12:25pm PT
guido's photo has inspired a local debate here. one says it's flat-out photoshopped. the art expert says if it's photoshopped, it's an extremely good job. rather, the expert says, probably real. gullible me says real. guido's an honest soul, no?
BES1'st

climber
USA
Mar 10, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
Reilly that's 1 of these.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monocotyledon

archontophoenix cunninghamiana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archontophoenix_cunninghamiana

It's not a tree.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
Best1, HaHaHa! Learn sumpin' new almost every day! I hope that poor dood's
insurance company doesn't find out it ain't a tree.

"Dear claimant, we don't cover monocots falling on yer car."

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Farmer Bruce-san, look at yer bad self with the rake job on that gravel!
Makes me wanna meditate - with a nice cold one at the ready.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Guido, you gotta get out more!

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

And I thought I had bad joints!
Tierra del Fuego Nat Park
Tierra del Fuego Nat Park
Credit: Reilly
Ewwwww!
Ewwwww!
Credit: Reilly
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 10, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Trees have to put up with a lot.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 10, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
Tony-Never ever trust a Guido! Trust me on this one.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 06:40pm PT

"Tony-Never ever trust a Guido! Trust me on this one." guido
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
i'm thinkin' it's on an island, maybe norfolk or tonga, where the strangler figs grow really fast and if you don't pay yer parking, they use them instead of a denver boot.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 10, 2012 - 10:43pm PT
Hey it's ok to be a Guido and Tony, hey is it ok it I call you Tony? You know some of the guys might not like it? And the Tonga thing, give Gene a ring about the tropical thing and you will get the growth gist.

So here is a shot of me and my first squeeze, now realize this is BFC4, aka before Camp 4:

Pre camp 4 error
Pre camp 4 error
Credit: guido

And, if you really want to be a Guido, follow these guidelines to the max.
http://www.jersify.com/the-guido-guide/

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 10:45pm PT
You gave up that for Camp 4? Was it a pre-existing condition or head trauma?
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Mar 10, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
Trees, sailorboy. TREES! Drift gets one nowhere.
You know this.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 10, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
BooYah- I always wondered who you be with your trite but awesomely concise responses. But you are so wrong and drift will always be a factor in our lives. No need for the sailorboy dig. You get my drift?
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Mar 10, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Wise as always. I DO go on at times.
It's not a dig, actually. Sailors come and go at will, ANYWHERE.
That's Something.
I was just checking to make sure you're making way over there.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 10, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Ok mate, my apologies, I will give you a little leeway this time but next encounter you will have to deal with my Guidette. Such is life. Or to be spot on, such is the "tree of life."