When Did You Last Climb A Tree?

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  1. Herb Sutton

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    About 10 years ago, we had an orange tree in our back yard in Arizona. I cheated and used a ladder to get up to the lower branches.
    Used to collect the oranges and take them to the food bank. The trouble with oranges is that they all come at once and then none for the rest of the year.
    We had a tangerine tree in Boca Raton FL, I really liked them.
     
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    years....i had a favorite tree when young...it had a seat where huge limbs met about 12 ft up...i stayed for hours
     
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    65 year ago
     
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    In Wickenburg AZ there is a tree where they used to chain prisoners because there was no jail. The tree was still there the last time I went there. No prisoners.
     
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    @Herb Sutton

    When we lived in Phoenix, Wickenburg was a quaint rest stop on our bus trips to Laughlin, NV. The Hassayampa River bed follows the highway through the area, flooded with water during rainy times. The stop was at a small cafe, which in the later years gave way to a Burger King. Wickenburg was then growing in population very quickly. Slightly higher elevation, cooler climate, relatively. Vulture Mine was nearby, famed tourist stop active in mining many years earlier. Also nearby, Castle Hot Springs, which we never did get to see.\

    Frank

    EDIT: Worth mention: the bus trips cost $5.00, and included a free buffet meal and 2 rolls of nickels! You got 8 hours in Laughlin, all done in one day, about 18 hours total.
     
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    When did you last climb a tree? That's the topic.
     
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    When I was 12. I was at the top of a very high Oak tree and stepped on a weak branch and came straight down. I kept grabbing for branches and about 3 up from the bottom I connected. I just hung on for life and swung until I calmed down and then softly dropped to the ground. My friends all stood around slack jawed and you could hear a pin drop. Never again. And prior to that I had never met a tree I didn't like to climb. But, that cured me.
     
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    When did I last climb a tree? What time is it? Climbing trees, on ropes, is what I do for a living. Great exercise, great views, aloft.

    In truth, with my semi-retirement, my tree climbing is no longer a daily occurrence. I climbed last week.
     
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    Was it this one?
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