Western Gathering June-July 2010

Reports from the WNTS Rendezvous in July 2010

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Don
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Re: Western Gathering

Post by Don » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:47 pm

Bob-
The figurative car is packed, idling outside, ready to head south!
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Re: Western Gathering

Post by dbhguru » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:54 pm

Don,

Because of its location, I realize that the Durango event is not easy for many people to get to, but it will nonetheless be a rich event. We're going for quality.

Your ponderosa is on Jones Creek in the La Plata range. May be we can visit it and Lee's ponderosa on near by Hermosa Creek first. If we go farther on both trails, who knows what we'll find. A trail guide to hikes in southwestern Colorado often mentions big timber. The author may not be a tree measurer, but he clearly recognizes big trees when he sees them and shares their locations. He problem mentions big timber locations in over 100 places in his trail guide.

I've loaded down a jump drive with spreadsheets. We'll have plenty to discuss on the subject of tree measurement guidelines.

Bob
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Re: Western Gathering

Post by dbhguru » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:03 am

WNTS,

In about 3 hours Monica and I will head west. I have tree measuring equipment, of all types, Nikon digital camera, iPhone, GPS receiver, LCD projector, and Monica's laptop MAC packed. Gosh, it takes lots of paraphernalia these days. However, it will be worth the effort. I wish more of you could make it to Durango. It will be an experience to be remembered. I'll report frequently, as I'm sure will Don Bertolette.

Bob
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Re: Western Gathering

Post by edfrank » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:09 am

Bob,

We are looking forward to at least 10 pages of reports a day.

Ed
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Re: Western Gathering

Post by dbhguru » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:29 pm

WNTS/ENTS,

Well, Don Bertolette comes rolling in to Durango at between 5:00PM and 6:00PM, which will mark the start of the 1st WNTS rendezvous. Lee Frelich will roll in on June 27th and Randy Brown sometime before the 28th. We'll then get together with Laura Stransky and begin doing what we do best - measure and document significant trees. Future posts will be identified by site location. I expect that Don and I will do most of the trip and event reporting. However, I hope Lee, Laura, and Randy will do as well.

Despite yesterday's flurry of posts by yours truly, the combination of neuralgia, arthritis, the aftermath of a fall off a ladder, and the onset of allergic reactions to sage brush and goodness knows what else had me wondering if I was going to be up to the rendezvous. But Durango weaves its magic and Claritin seems to be having an effect. So, I'm going to be ready to rumble.

If the predicted thunderstorms don't materialize, Monica and I will head into the La Platas and I'll have trip report #1 by late evening.

Bob
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Re: Western Gathering

Post by Don » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:24 am

Ed-
Running on rarified air here, ranging from 6500 to 9000' so far, and higher today...sapping our ambitions for 10 pages per day! Go to "HDs and elsewhere" Subject heading, for tentative reports from Bob and I...more to come!
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Re: Western Gathering June-July 2010

Post by edfrank » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:23 pm

Reports from the Event and Associated Travels

Medicine Bow http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=1232
by dbhguru » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:44 pm 4 Comments 118 Views Last post by James Parton
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:20 am

Wyoming moods http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=1216
by dbhguru » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:22 am 0 Comments 36 Views Last post by dbhguru
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:22 am

Wyoming Article http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=1170
by dbhguru » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:45 pm 4 Comments 57 Views Last post by James Parton
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:24 am

Medicine Bow http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=1160
by dbhguru » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:17 am 4 Comments 48 Views Last post by dbhguru
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:58 am

Tetons http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=1129
by dbhguru » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:00 pm 7 Comments 70 Views Last post by dbhguru
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:10 am

Images of our chief resident scientist http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1207
by dbhguru » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:12 pm 3 Comments 63 Views Last post by James Parton
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:48 am


Hermosa's Charms http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1182
by dbhguru » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:05 pm 0 Comments 41 Views Last post by dbhguru
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:05 pm


Wrapping up Durango http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1104
by dbhguru » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:28 am 3 Comments 85 Views Last post by Marcboston
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:37 pm


San Juan Skyway http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1108
by dbhguru » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:25 pm 5 Comments 63 Views Last post by Don
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:49 pm


Southern Dunes http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1073 by dbhguru » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:04 pm 4 Comments 86 Views Last post by Don
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:27 pm

Back to the Dunes http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1052
by dbhguru » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:36 am 1 Comments 60 Views Last post by Don
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:35 am

HDs and Elsewhere http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1039
by dbhguru » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:55 am 9 Comments 128 Views Last post by edfrank
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:35 pm


Re: Coal Bank Pass Gold http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1041
by dbhguru » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:38 pm 3 Comments 57 Views Last post by dbhguru
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:45 pm


Durango to Silverton http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1049
by dbhguru » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:38 pm 0 Comments 40 Views Last post by dbhguru
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:38 pm


Hermosa Creek http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1024
by dbhguru » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:38 pm 3 Comments 65 Views Last post by dbhguru
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:37 pm


Lobo Lookout http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1014
by dbhguru » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:10 am 4 Comments 68 Views Last post by Marcboston
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:04 pm

Great Sand Dunes Reconnection http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1008
1, 2 by dbhguru » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:12 pm 16 Comments 109 Views Last post by Marcboston
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:02 pm

Durango http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1016
by dbhguru » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:50 pm 0 Comments 38 Views Last post by dbhguru
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:50 pm

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