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Old 10-10-2005, 06:32 PM
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Default Spring Creek 10/8 - How Not To Climb Trees!

This was my 5th time up Spring Creek this year and I thought that it was going to be another non-eventful trip. Well, was I wrong.. It was the last obstacle in the Rock Garden and I decided to do something different. 1) I rarely engage my front locker and I did this time. 2) I decided to take the path closest to the tree.......mistake!
Here's the story....amazing I ended up with a small dent that I was able to fix when I got back home that is hardly noticeable now.

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Old 10-10-2005, 06:49 PM
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I can't wait to hear this story! :p
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I usually take the line a little more to the left of the tree :-)

Just a suggestion...next time use a tree saver instead of a chain. They're kinda rough on the bark.
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:11 PM
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Yea, luckily there was no tension put on the chain....it was there as a pre-caution in case the truck decided to roll..............One more thing.....this same day down in "the shoot" a guy rolled his j**p..........
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I usually take the line a little more to the left of the tree :-)

Just a suggestion...next time use a tree saver instead of a chain. They're kinda rough on the bark.
Kinda looks like the chain was just used as a safety. Great advice though!
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:03 AM
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From my understanding, you just don't get the traction on trees, that you do on rocks. It was an interesting line, but where did you think it was taking you?
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:28 AM
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The idea was to get the tire as close to the tree as possible. What ended up happening as I gave it gas, was the tire decided to climb and by that time it had swung my rear end around in front of a rock, so now I couldn't back down. Two winch cables at opposite pulls and a Hi-Lift Jack is how we got it back down without alot of damage...........One of the questions you ask...
How did I ever end up here????
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The idea was to get the tire as close to the tree as possible. What ended up happening as I gave it gas, was the tire decided to climb and by that time it had swung my rear end around in front of a rock, so now I couldn't back down. Two winch cables at opposite pulls and a Hi-Lift Jack is how we got it back down without alot of damage...........One of the questions you ask...
How did I ever end up here????
Looks like you earned a new nickname.....previously held by Danny Dilly....."Bobbed Barker!"
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:34 AM
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Party-pooper here...

The picture of the tree, with truck climbing and bark missing, could and probably will be used as evidence that Spring Creek should be closed. Looks pretty sad.

OK, I will go rain gloom on something else now...
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:06 AM
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Folks! My tire did not do that damage you see on the tree. That was there before my tire went up, from people using the tree to winch themselves out...Rubber, will not eat into the tree like you see there......Maybe we should be concerned about the rocks we scrape with our axles and undercarriages of our 4wheelers. I guess maybe I should stick to the trails leading from Evergreen to Hops Brewery that way I want accidently go up on a tree, and won't damage my pretty rig...........

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