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    A Tree You Don't Want to Hang a Hammock On

    I took this picture on a hike I did on the AT in East Tennessee. I can't remember where on the trail but I know its here local. I got kind of spooked when I saw it. Part of my imagination kept waiting on the tree to say something or open its eye. There's no way I would hang my hammock on this tree or anywhere near it. Some trees are best left alone...


    “Ancient beyond reckoning, Treebeard the Ent is one of the last of his dwindling kind, the long forgotten tree shepherds of Fangorn Forest who once strode throughout the woods of Middle-earth.

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    Should have put a funny nose and glasses on it.
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    That is spooky.... I'm not hanging anywhere near that!

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    That tree looks like something wants to jump off of it and eat you.
    Happy Hangin!!!


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    Love the Tolkien reference!

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    We came across this Ent up near Mt. Rogers last week. Don't wanna mess with him either!
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    We thought this was spooky cause it looked like a serpent or maybe a 'gator rising up from the underbrush.

    -Turtle Creek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffy View Post
    We came across this Ent up near Mt. Rogers last week. Don't wanna mess with him either!
    But think about how much gear you could have it the tree did the hiking for you. Hang all day and still cover 20 miles.

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    Looks like yoda it does..
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    I saw one off of Welch Ridge Trail in the Smokies.... It was a massive old tree with two huge boles like that right at ground level... right next to each other. It looked very phalic.

    We nicknamed the tree Father Earth.

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