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Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 3, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Went for a hike up Rocky Canyon to the summit of Pyramid Peak last weekend, great trees in route:

White Pine around 8500 feet:
Credit: Charlie D.

Cedar around 7000 feet:
Credit: Charlie D.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Sep 3, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
The Freeman Grove covers more than 4,000 acres in the Freeman Creek drainage, the deep valley just north of The Needles. It is the largest unlogged grove outside of a National park, and the easternmost grove of giant sequoias. According to the USFS the grove is home to about 800 trees more than 10 feet in diameter.

Credit: Ksolem
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
On Olive Av. in Mr. Ced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Across from the New El Capitan HS on G Grade.

Two lopsided abominations of the tree surgeon's butchery.

Why won't they just cut these eyesores out of the picture?

Are the utilities operators' bosses the same guys who head the forestry authorities in this state and who make such bonehead decisions?

Or are the property owners just Philistines when it comes to their public image?

I gotta look at these POS often. If they were in a forest, I'd let it slide, believe me. This is just jive-ass.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 10, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Mouse, I did the utility arborist gig for over 12 years. State law requires various distances between limbs and lines for lines energized at different voltages. Nobody likes their tree whacked but usually hate the alternative of cutting it down: plus, after the diameter is greater than 12 inches, not cost effective.

There's more to the explanation than I'm willing to type. Ask me for details at Facelift.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Thx, TT.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Made it up last weekend to the highest mountain in the North Coast Range, Mt Linn (8,092ft), also known as South Yolla Bolly. Did a x-country traverse across the mountain and visited the southern-most grove of Foxtail Pines in the range.

In case you didn't know; Foxtail pine is endemic to California and a disjunct species; that is, there is a huge gap in their distribution. Most are found in the southern High Sierra of SEKI but a few groves are found in the Siskiyous/North Coast Ranges.
Foxtail on Mt Linn. YOu don't have to be big to be great.
Foxtail on Mt Linn. YOu don't have to be big to be great.
Credit: Timid TopRope
detail of young cones on a Foxtail Pine
detail of young cones on a Foxtail Pine
Credit: Timid TopRope
west of the summit of Mt Linn/South Yolla Bolly looking east past the ...
west of the summit of Mt Linn/South Yolla Bolly looking east past the grove of Foxtail PInes. I threw this one in just for the hell of it. Cool place. No people.
Credit: Timid TopRope
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:56am PT
Is it far from Pristine, CA, like?

I mean, you live in used-to-be Paradise.

Is this the one you mentioned when I posted this last spring?
Credit: mouse from merced
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Timidtoprope I've been up Mt Linn. The North Yolla Bolly too. Snow Mountain, Goat, et al.

DMT

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Mouse, your mountain is Saint John directly in front of Snow Mountain and looks like you took that photo near hwy 5 between county road 60 and 68.

Nita and I camped the Snow Mt trailhead this summer and hiked the peak. It's the most southern 7,000 footer in the North Coast Range. I've been there a bunch.

DMT; I figured you have been all over that side of the valley from your posts and photos. Great country as you know. Once you drive up past the coyote killers it's just a truck or two of hunters, loggers and whoever you drove up with.

I probably did 6 or 7 trips between Snow and Linn this year and hardly ever see another soul.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:27am PT
I love the drive to the top of St Johns, easy peak bag!

DMT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Chris, speaking of the Freeman Grove, there is an incredible HUGE downed tree that spans an entire canyon. Have you seen that one?

Also it was a shame that one tree was named after Pres. Bush (the first one), it was not treated with respect.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Here is one from the Sherbrooke Forest north of Melbourne, Aust.

Credit: dee ee
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 20, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Credit: T H
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 23, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Baby haycorns in the shadow.
Baby haycorns in the shadow.
Credit: mouse from merced
A popular tree, shade is its number one occupation. Good for siesta.--Popular Arboristic article on oaks
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 23, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
i built a coffin for richard.
then i built one for myself,
and upon its lid,
i placed my bed roll.
everynight i sleep atop my
subterranean space ship,
and one night,
i might,
just slip right on thru
upon infared dreams
and descend into.

Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 28, 2013 - 10:57am PT
too sad to write a poem

was like watching Avatar

200 ft Ceiba bites the dust

huge tree in a residential zone = no future
huge tree in a residential zone = no future
Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z

the busy beavers &#40;notice the use of bottle jack&#41;
the busy beavers (notice the use of bottle jack)
Credit: little Z

the Lilliputians at play on the fallen giant
the Lilliputians at play on the fallen giant
Credit: little Z
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Sep 28, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
I took a whirlwind road trip the other week. S. Lake Tahoe -> Shasta -> Medford/Ashland -> Crescent City -> Eureka and then 36 across the Trinities. Wow.
I was under the impression that the region was constantly wet given the 60+ inches of annual precip much of the region receives. I was surprised to see it dry and sunny. I guess all of California has two seasons. Even more surprising were those stunning redwoods. Absolute treasures. Sorry no pics of trees. Was actually rather focused on enjoying the beaches and coastline. What an incredible area there behind the redwood curtain.
Are there any reasonable climbing options up that way?? I saw the occasional riverside boulder that looked climbable but any cliffs I saw looked really chossy.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 28, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Who can guess the age of this Bristlecone? 3000? 4000?



The origin of the word 'gnarly'?



The cones take two years to mature...
Credit: Reilly


Didjya know the two species' distribution?
Credit: Reilly
perswig

climber
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:02pm PT


Dale
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Some of my favorite tree forms!

Credit: harryhotdog

Credit: harryhotdog

Credit: harryhotdog

Credit: harryhotdog

Credit: harryhotdog

Credit: harryhotdog
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