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    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    There goes her job.....
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    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Wow, Sugar Bowl's reporting 536" of snowfall! Mammoth probably got even more up top, then... I just found this....so, near zero chance of the main dam failing? But if the spillway fails even worse, it could cause the flooding they're concerned with? https://www.metabunk.org/oroville-dam-spillway-failure.t8381/ And noticed there' a chance of another rain/snow event this week?
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    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    They don't record actual daily snowfall totals at the top of Mammoth, south of Lake Tahoe, but that's where the heaviest snow fell, it appears, and they were reporting 300" of snow on the ground, which probably meant 500" in total has fallen there this season. Jackson Hole and Mt Baker in Wa each have recorded a bit over 400" this season....
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    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Did you hear about the massive power pole failure in Jackson Hole? That was probably caused by high winds and freezing rain... These were huge steel poles. Some speculated that the forces may have built via occillation of the ice laden lines, finally causing the poles to break, maybe similar to how the Tacoma Narrows Bridge failed long ago (google Galloping Gertie ) http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article131442619.html That was about Wednesday.... there were nine ski areas, in Cali, Wa and Wyo closed due to roads closed, and avalanche danger all on the same day.
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    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Wow... I'm watching it live.... If the dam doesn't fail, disaster should be avoided, it sounds like! I assume this is happening now due to the spike in freezing levels since the last monster snows the area got, right? At least there's been no more rain the last few days, correct? https://www.facebook.com/KOMONews/videos/vb.114431401958534/1334125839989078/?type=2&theater&notif_t=live_video&notif_id=1486846631081818
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    01-09-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The Sierra has had about 4-6 feet fall. But it warmed up last night, freezing level went way up to maybe 9000 feet. Flooding isn't as bad as was predicted. Winds up to 150. All Sierra ski areas closed today. http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/01/08/wind-gusts-top-150-mph-in-sierra/ And the Pioneer Cabin Tree fell.... it was cut to be a drive through in 1880...was almost dead, and, with the wind and flooded soil around it, over she went http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/01/08/pioneer-cabin-tree-falls-in-calaveras-county-during-storm/#.WHMjgTvkZY4.facebook It's supposed to start cooling right about now, and two more waves coming could drop another 4-6 feet of snow, at much lower snow levels. Good news is, the Sierra snow pack and all this rain means the Cali drought is over, for this year at least. Mario's already written about the tree and updated info on the three other drive through trees in the redwoods http://www.mdvaden.com/redwood_drive_through.shtml
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    01-09-2017
    sierratradingpost.com I get all kinds of stuff there. base layers to outer ski wear.... 40-60% off. Have bought at least 6 pair of Asolo hiking boots for tree work. Retail is 230-270. I've paid as low as 90, never more than 125. Tents, backpacks---- Carhart pants half price..... etc etc even street clothes.
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    12-26-2016
    Good idea, muggs, welcome to the TH. One correction, however. That's a bowline, not a running bowline.
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    11-30-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    Agreed.
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    11-28-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    As I already know your feelings on one handing (and you know mine), I read replies here first....Saw Mark being discussed--and dissed----was thinking Chisholm. Made no sense. Bridge? Yup, he I can .see--don't think much of his attitude.
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    11-02-2016
    What fun reading this all is!!
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    10-29-2016
    rbtree started a thread Coupla small leaners in MBTV
    A couple small lodgepole pines uprooted in the 10/14 wind storm. Steep driveway meant no crane access. Luckily, there was a well placed pine behind the failures large enough to use for rigging, but kind of small, so we didn't attach the GRCS . Instead, 5-1 mechanical advantage from a set of fiddle blocks provided all the lift we needed. Finished in the near dark, as this was the second job of the day. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NRCCBfxuDeM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread crazy Russian tree cutting in MBTV
    That's lots better, Stephan..... great balance and finesse.... nothing crazy though, just competent and skilled. Let's see more.... By the way, to you and all Housers, Cowboy Dave, who has been seen here now and then over the years in images of mine, has prostate cancer, which he is beating. It's very easy to beat, if caught early and given proper care.
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Yeah, I guess, welcome... which I did acknowledge even as I laid into him.... the eye candy is welcome.... I'd best be tactful, they might be related.....
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Yes. You are young (and dumb and full of cum, most likely.) Wise up, young fella, educate yourself, and you can still be a thrill seeker. You could live to be old and wise...and have fun doing it, like me... At 67, I have done scads of ballsy things, way more than you have yet to think up or try. You can too. But do NOT do anything as dumb as cutting an intentional barberchair again.
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Some education is in order. Start here: https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+barberchair&oq=youtube+barberchair&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.20824j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Further, if worried about damage, climb higher. Lower larger section first, off the smaller. Aspen, even poplar, can be worked from 10-15 cm stems safely.....
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Yikes...May I suggest you NEVER do that again! As well, there's ways to control the speed of hinge failure.
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Welcome! So, what's the story..... death wish, or (not so well thought out) barberchair demonstation....
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    10-21-2016
    Have to wait for Al, but that accident makes no mention of the man actually working on the tree. It may have fallen of its own accord......
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    10-16-2016
    Not so fast.... I like and run 192's, and run them hard...thought one of them was nearing end of life, due to it not being pro grade. I was wrong, as all it needed was a carb tweak... FWIW, I port their mufflers, which, allows them to produce gobs more power, if fact, almost as fast as a 200 in small wood, say, under 10", it does allow them to run cooler, which can extend a saw's life. As well, I've never bought one new, and so have always paid way less than half the cost of a 200/201. Umlike most homeowner grade saws, the 192 is a winner...and why I've never gotten a pro grade $450 150.... Granted, personally, I have no other homeowner grade saws....
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