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    Default Going on the road...I bought a van

    What's up guys.

    So I just bought a 1981 vw air cooled vanagon, and starting in July or so of next year my girlfriend and I will be hitting the road. We don't know for how long. We just want to see the beauty the United States, Canada, and maybe even Mexico and beyond has to offer.

    Any business owners out there that would be interested in giving a climber some work for a week or two at a time? I would love to do some work in different environments and experience tree culture in different areas. I'm an ISA certified arborist and tree worker climber specialist. About 5 years experience. Lots of experience with crane work, and I trained as a crane operator as well as my usual climbing job. We had a little 17 ton manitex. Other than that, I'm just a gear head climber who enjoys climbing trees and working hard. I would show up with my own climbing gear minus spurs. I have a few saws but those might be hard to travel with in a van.

    So, just let me know if you could provide some hospitality to an itinerant climber. I'm not sure on our route yet, and I know people's workloads change and shift with the seasons, but hey, just wanted to give everyone a heads up!

    Hope everyone is well.
    Peace!

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    I could probably give you at least a week. I always enjoy meeting different folk within the tree arena
    "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson

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    Charlottesville? I haven't visited Virgina very much. We should make it out that way at some point. Thanks. I'll chronicle where we're headed on here once the journey begins. Thankful to feel the tree love!

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    Me too with as much notice as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by sotc View Post
    Me too with as much notice as possible
    Awesome, thanks! I have loved spending time in Oregon in the past

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    I like it, kinda hot that time of year but the rivers only 2 miles away
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    Yep, we could give ya a week or two with notice.

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    If you are in Califiornia, I usually have something going on. Just give me a heads up so I can check my schedule. I had to down size my jobs a bit due to lack of help except for part of December and January. I have Deva and Dave set up to help me those jobs already.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Head down to Marathon, FL.

    I'm sure Virginia would hook you up!

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    I lived in a '79 westy for a number of years. That was by myself though and being in camp most of the year for work. Living full time and with your woman too. That's hardcore. Good luck! Lots of solid guys offering up work. That's hard to beat.

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