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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
River oak, Merced River, Merced County.
River oak, Merced River, Merced County.
Credit: mouse from merced
Big Daddy.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Credit: guido

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:48pm 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.

Jul 22, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
I know of no petrified monocot.

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

Jul 22, 2013 - 09:48pm 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.

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

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:24pm 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.

Jul 24, 2013 - 03:39pm 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
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:45pm 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


Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:47pm 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.


Jul 26, 2013 - 08:08pm 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.


Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 26, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Credit: Norwegian

Jul 27, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Credit: specialistclimber

I'ts a living fossil, recognisably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China,

Can not be carbon dated to that and i don't know enough about sedimentary dating,
though it's probably safe to say they were existent prior to the ice age and
*the approximate 6000 year New World begining.

dirt claud, and Laura A. of Orange -> *I derived this terminology from
archeaology books that were not religous books.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 27, 2013 - 11:11am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#313078


Jul 27, 2013 - 11:23am PT
"The trees yield edible pinyon nuts"

Or is it some other species maybe used for Selective Dominance
for lumber? Sometimes i also need pine needles for pine id.

DMT Genus and species?
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Jul 27, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
Was in Wales recently and toured a famous garden there. Imagine our surprise when we saw this big tree that looked like a Sequoia.

Turns out it was a Sequoia, brought from California in 1876.

Credit: Rick A
Credit: Rick A
Credit: Rick A

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 27, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
This was a special evening here in June Lake a few winters ago....

Credit: Cragman

Credit: Cragman

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 27, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
Furniture maker consumed by his work.  News at 11:00
Furniture maker consumed by his work. News at 11:00
Credit: Edge
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 2, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Wow, gorgeous shots Dean, lighting is killer.
Here is an awesome tree I just found out about, anyone seen one of these on their travels.

Eucalyptus deglupta

Credit: dirt claud


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 12, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
DC, I think that is rather Eucalyptus keyseyii.

Brain Surgery...

Log Leather...

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Grandfather, 10,000 ft., Monitor Pass.
Escaped the fire!!

Credit: survival

Credit: survival
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