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Old 04-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I want to hug that tree! And say goodbye...
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:49 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Hard to believe the tree fell in the storm
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I thank that was one of the most lasting landmarks of the rubicon, truly sad it's gone. I'm glad I got pictures with it.


I had thoughts of seeing it resurrected there, but like others, I agree. Mother nature said it was time.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Horrible news..........Just not the same with that tree down. Whomever the tree expert is: Does anyone know the true age of that tree or estimate? I have been told 1000yrs to 3000yrs?? Is that possible?

Just when I thought this week couldnt get worst.

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:54 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm speachless!

That tree was iconic to the Rubicon!
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I'm sad that my son didnt get the chance to hand out under that landmark
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That tree greeted so many people and welcomed them to some of the our State's best adventures. So gut wrenching.
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Such a bummer... Never thought I'd be so sad about mother nature taking a tree down.
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Other than a lake view, that was the best place to rest, get out of the sun, have a tasty beverage and watch some great action. I know I sound like a treehugger, but that icon will truly be missed.
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I am saddened to see the loss. I am glad my oldest son (9) was able to see it and enjoy it. Too bad he wont appreciate it for years. My middle son wasn't able to. And this bothers me. With the impending closure looming, I want to lay down and quit, BUT I can't and won't. I will continue to do what I can, because I love this place. And I want my children to love it. RIP tree.
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Whomever the tree expert is: Does anyone know the true age of that tree or estimate? I have been told 1000yrs to 3000yrs?? Is that possible?

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Western juniper is slow growing and long lived [31]. Individuals can survive for 1,000 years or longer [87]. The Bennett juniper, which grows near Sonora Pass, California, is believed to be 3,000 to 6,000 years old [4,12].

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/p...cc/all.html#12

damn shame, however old it was.............
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I have been painting this tree for years.. know it like the back of my hand.. what a sad day
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:57 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I drove from Canada to the Rubicon in 1992 in a 1980 CJ - my first big wheeling adventure and remember the tree from then, bought the Jeep just to do the trail back then. Returned a few years ago and staged my 4 runner and a buddies Suzuki in the same spot as that classic image and took some pictures under the tree, sad to see it go but Mother nature is a tough bitch and the cycle can't be broken. That tree has seen more wheeling than all of us on this board together RIP - TREE.
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wheels are turning here, a shade providing memorial, displaying a round would be nice. anyone have ideas ?
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wheels are turning here, a shade providing memorial, displaying a round would be nice. anyone have ideas ?
nice idea. and somewhat thought of the same thing. just not sure how it could be pulled off.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #49 (permalink)
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sorry to see it go.
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Another landmark bites the dust. To try and make something good come out of it, how about getting the county to hand over the tree, cut pieces and engrave Rubicon Trail on them to be sold as a fundraiser? Just a thought>>>
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