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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:11am PT
Merced mouse what do you think we're new?



Beyond here thar be dragons

and perverts too!



I need to lumber on down that way - twas nice to visit on a spring trip to Tollhouse.

DMT
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:16am PT
It's genus Phoenix on the left and i can now see genus Cedrus on the right.
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:17am PT
Now they have been swapped.
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:21am PT
A warning, shaving the top balls has nothing to do with perversion.
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:23am PT
I refused to do what # 3 said to do out of over 300 so # 1 with
fire in his voice said take the matter to Beverly Hills Fire Dept.
weigh scales. Good thing i was right or i probably would have been
fired.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:47am PT
DMT warning, shaving the top balls has nothing to do with perversion.

Shaving the bottoms requires a deft touch.

DMT
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Swallowed by a sequoia.
Swallowed by a sequoia.
Credit: Edge
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:06am PT
I think I will never see,
A poem as lovely as a tree,
Poems are written by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

John Ridgway book-Then We Sailed Away
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 09:12am PT

Survivors....
Credit: survival
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:22am PT
Good one Edge, Those trees or amazing huhh? Here are a couple from "Trail of 100 Giants" near Dome Rock.

Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
River oak, Merced River, Merced County.
River oak, Merced River, Merced County.
Credit: mouse from merced
Big Daddy.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:31am PT
Credit: guido
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jul 19, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Sequoia = anti gravity machine, getting the water out of the ground up to the top of one of those babys just blows my mind. That is a truly Giant feat.
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
I know of no petrified monocot.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1386860&msg=2177171#msg2177171

Worked there, climbed there (and the tree route on Dome),
What's her initials in the red?
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Are you certain it's not Quercus lobata?

I did a oak like that. It got hit by lighting and uprooted over
a cabin after the strike. It was held up by Quercus virginiana
which unfortunately had to be cut down prior to the 1 it was holding
up, of course making the job more difficult. To the right was a rock
pile, to the left was a Redwood. Between the Redwood and rock pile was
a few $1000.00 in Tyrolian lines. I was told no takers for the job up
your way which surprised me, though i also got paid for climbing the tree
route at Dome Rock after the tree job making the 500 mile round trip
more worth while.

Maybe I was suited for the job because im a euc man and not
a oak man? The difference is discussed here and i don't know
who now has my signed book.

http://www.amazon.com/Arborist-Equipment-Donald-F-Blair/dp/B002UARB6Y

Tell her those are naturally very fire retardent trees.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Specialistclimber, her initals are EQ. Tree route looks cool, wanted to climb that one but my girlfriend is just learning lead belay. Beautiful country up there. Ponderosa campground was really cool.
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 24, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Then she's not my Xgirlfriend prior to my Xwife. It's ok, but White Punks
on Dope is also close. I camp off the dirt road about 100 yards from the
Ponderosa and about 2 miles in going North. The road is on the side
going back towards The trail of 100 Giants. I can lawfully drink beer,
shoot guns and turn up the music as loud as i wish there without a
complaint.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
Ok good. Was gonna be weird meeting my girlfriends ex in here, LOL. Hope to get back up there soon, lots of climbing over there, and many many many beautiful trees.
Credit: dirt claud

NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Each of these is a great tree, with gravitas and dignity, worthy of hours of contemplation. And there are so many, that time is not enough to appreciate their beauty one by one. So I appreciate them all together in moments of peaceful ecstasy, and come back to revisit them later.

specialistclimber

climber
Jul 26, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Prior to climbing for a living i was a commercial electrician.
I know of no survival by anybody electricuted with 4 KV or above ?'s
I have been energized by 4 and 12 KV as a climber without burn remembering
electricity takes the shortest path to the ground with the "least
resistance" which may not always be the tallest point. He may
decide to place lighting rod into the oak.

I believe those may have more resistance than other trees as they maybe more fire resistant than other trees.

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