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03-29-2010 05:46 AM

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If a tree falls in the forest and lands on your head…does it make a sound just before the lights go out???

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#1 posted 03-29-2010 06:08 AM

Here in Water World, aka: Western WA, the trees are so thick you would hear the cracking of many branches before the lights went out. You may still not have time to react : -((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 07:55 AM

TopamaxSurvivor,
My parents took this picture last week while driving up the Washington coast towards La Push.. I think this is one of those little giants that make up the Thick forests in those parts. Nice piece of drift wood.. :)
Wee little piece of Washington state driftwood

-- Scott, Colorado

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 08:00 AM

Yeah, that looks about right. The Olympic Peninsula is full of 200 foot firs. They are big, but not quite like the redwoods ;-)

When I flew my grandmother out here from Iowa for her oldest grandchild’s high school graduation, my son; she could not believe the trees and water everywhere! In Iowa, if you get tired of looking at corn, you can look at either soybeans or hogs ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-29-2010 06:25 PM

i went up the Hoh River trail…one of the most beautiful backpacking trips I have been on…

i say you do hear it…the brain is faster then anything…the trick is…is it fast enough to signal then move your bum out of the way…no likelly…

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 06:33 PM

Topmax,
and/or silos.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 06:46 PM

i worked for 6 moths making access roads for the forest guys in the sierras .
the logging company i worked for got all the trees , 6 and 8 foot trunks .
when they had to dynamite the stumps ,
we got a warning .
hide behind the biggest tree around .
wait for 30 seconds ,
and you could hear the rocks falling down through the branches ,
it gave you just enough time to clear out if they were overhead !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 03-30-2010 05:57 AM

When I was about 15 or 16, little bro (LB) and I were helping one of our uncles pick rock off his field. There were some big ones that we had to blow apart, too big to move. Unc decided to go to town. He left me in charge. Gave me some blasting caps, fuse, book of matches and box of dynamite. Needless to say, most of the rocks were too big for us to move, so we blew them all to smithereens!! Our mother would have killed him if she had known what we were doing ;-))

One day we were blowing rock. Unc had lit a fuse and we all took off. After a few minutes, LB and I knew it should have gone off by now. Pretty soon, Unc asked if one of us wanted to go look in that hole and see what was going on? Neither of us thought we wanted to go. ;-)) After a few more minutes, Unc decided he’d go check it out. He headed toward the hole, but about half way there he started circling. He ended up approaching from the far side. He was tippy toeing, trying not to jar the ground I guess, just like the Sylvester used to do sneaking up on Tweety Bird. When he finally got there, he stepped down into the hole and relit the fuse.

Another day, a lava rock about the size of a basket ball flew at least a couple hundred feet almost straight up in the air. Unc and I had run down and hid behind his pickup truck. LB had run for the old Oliver tractor. As the rock started down, it was headed straight for the Oliver and LB! LB took off as hard as he could go! Unc said, “ s%& fire!! That rock is going to land right on the Oliver!” We heard it clank on metal as it hit. We went over to access the damage. The rock was laying right at the back of the Oliver between the tires. We couldn’t see any damage at all. It must have just hit the end of the draw bar and made the sound we heard. Luck break for Unc that time ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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