Tree Climbing: A Photojournal

6 06 2014

I’m just going to let the photos speak for themselves. Last weekend I found myself climbing old-growth in the Fall Creek area with a great group of people and beautiful weather. There’s nothing like watching the forest from above, discovering trees growing out of branches 100 feet high, cheering young ones on as they pull themselves up through the canopy, and letting my imagination soar as I wonder what critters might be living in a broken top.

While the experts set anchors and tie fancy knots with cool names (ok, ok, they also play a vitally important role in climbing!), an equally important project is happening on the ground: fort building. Photo Credit: Cedar Sparrow

While the experts set anchors and tie fancy knots with cool names (ok, ok, they also play a vitally important role in climbing!), an equally important project is happening on the ground: fort building.
Photo Credit: Cedar Sparrow

 

preparing to climb

Locked and loaded: preparing to ascend. Our goal is upwards of 170 feet, near our anchor point.

 

arborial yoga_edit

Brendan starts his day off with some arboreal yoga. Maybe we should start offering classes at River House!

David_erik

Peeking through the web of branches at the top, Erik and David prepare for the descent.

 

Enjoying the view from 150 feet up in a tree.

Enjoying the view from 150 feet up in a tree.

 

Brendan and Cedar make it to the top complete with rosy cheeks, words of encouragement, and really silly-looking bug glasses.

Brendan and Cedar make it to the top complete with rosy cheeks, words of encouragement, and really silly-looking bug glasses.

 

Watching the decent_shadows fall

Looking down from above as they disappear back into the forest and shadows fall.

 

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