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#52866 - 06/22/10 11:36 AM What happened to the tree on Horseman?
Doug Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
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I hadn't been there in a while, so I don't know how long ago it occurred, but when was the tree cut from Horseman? Was it damaged in a storm?

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#52869 - 06/22/10 01:22 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: Doug]
Julie Offline
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It was cut a few weeks ago - well after the storm that cleaned out other trees from the Ufall area. I don't know, but assume that the Preserve cut it in advance of it becoming a safety hazard.

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#52871 - 06/22/10 03:44 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: Julie]
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Registered: 12/16/08
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I took some photos on May 1 which show the tree seeming to be very much alive. I was really surprised they chopped it, and a little sad. That one and the tree above Apoplexy/Coronary, they were friends to me.
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#52872 - 06/22/10 03:49 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: SethG]
HR1 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
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That tree has been dead for some time.

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#52873 - 06/22/10 03:54 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: HR1]
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Okay, looking at my photo, I may have been confused:



I think I may have confused leaves on the foreground tree for leaves on the Horseman tree. On closer inspection that tree may have had nothing growing on it on May 1. My bad.
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#52874 - 06/22/10 03:54 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: HR1]
Welle Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
+1 what Ryan said, it's been dead and it's better it's cut so desperate beginners don't pull on it...

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#52875 - 06/22/10 03:57 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: Welle]
SethG Offline
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They left enough stump so that people are still slinging it!
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#52889 - 06/22/10 07:20 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: SethG]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Are my eyes bugging out, or is the climber in that picture making the crux move in a horizontal position?

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#52894 - 06/22/10 07:43 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: RangerRob]
SethG Offline
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The reason I took the photo was that this pair was making the climb look so much harder than it is!
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#52897 - 06/22/10 08:03 PM Re: What happened to the tree on Horseman? [Re: SethG]
Welle Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
ahaha, good catch, RR! is the guy trailing a rope for a 3rd person? that's some uncomfortable belay even for a party of 2!

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