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    24 ft Hugger Barely Enough

    Thought I would include these pictures from a recent trip to the Three Sisters Wilderness here in Oregon. Just for fun I thought I would see what it would take to hang from one of the old growth Douglas Firs. As you can see in the first picture I could only get around this big fellow when I tied both of my 12 ft straps together. That kind of left me without anything to tie to the other tree. I moved on through the woods (picture 2) and got to this "smaller" tree which was a few inches too big for one of my straps. I decided to give up. I did find some smaller trees (only 6 feet around) further up the trail. Oh! The problems we have to deal with here in the Northwest.
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    How did you get the webbing around the tree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    How did you get the webbing around the tree?
    I just set one end down on the ground a started trekking around the tree letting out strap as I went. When I got around the tree, a few minutes later, I picked up the end off the ground and sort of shimmied it up the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post

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    And here I was already thinking of you as a member<G>.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    them some really big treesneo
    the matrix has you

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    wow thats cool. especially after the little 2" branches I have been hanging on.
    Good stuff. Thanks for the pics. 24ft! sheesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    And here I was already thinking of you as a member<G>.
    Correction- now a Donating Member. - I've been lurking long enough, time to pony up. Thanks for a great site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    I just set one end down on the ground a started trekking around the tree letting out strap as I went. When I got around the tree, a few minutes later, I picked up the end off the ground and sort of shimmied it up the tree.
    I was guessing you held the first end in place with chewing gum while you went on a day hike to get the second end in place.

    In the southeast most of the big trees were logged, but there are a few pockets of 6ish foot diameter trees. Joyce Kilmer is one such location in NC. They have a 2 or 3 mile figure 8 trail that passes a dozen or so of big populars and hemlocks. Sometimes you see families posing for photos with many members at arms length as they reach around one of the big trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    I was guessing you held the first end in place with chewing gum while you went on a day hike to get the second end in place.

    In the southeast most of the big trees were logged, but there are a few pockets of 6ish foot diameter trees. Joyce Kilmer is one such location in NC. They have a 2 or 3 mile figure 8 trail that passes a dozen or so of big populars and hemlocks. Sometimes you see families posing for photos with many members at arms length as they reach around one of the big trees.
    I have always wanted to hike in the JK, and might soon. But I wondered what the trees would be like size/hanging wise.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    I would also like to make it to Joyce Kilmer in the next year. I've heard good things about it.
    Trees (1913)

    I THINK that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.

    -Joyce Kilmer (1913)

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