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Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Watch Out For Falling Trees on 01/30/2012 13:27:56 MST Print View

This didn't fit anywhere else so, by default, here it is.

Watch out for falling trees in Washington's Pasayten Wilderness.

We've had about 10 years of fires in the Pasayten Wilderness and a lot of the burned trees are at the stage where they will fall without warning, even with light or no wind.

On two separate days hiking in the area I saw/heard 6 trees fall each day.

My wife was with me on the last trip. I was looking for a safe place to pitch the tent. She said I worried too much and she wanted to pitch it near the fire. Within a few minutes a large tree fell with a thunderous crash. She quickly changed her attitude.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Watch Out For Falling Trees on 01/30/2012 14:24:41 MST Print View

It is going to be scary this year here on the west side - so many trees snapped due to the freeze. Going to be nasty when they finish falling!!