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    Sad to see this today...

    Phil and I went down and did a Ripsey Loop today, great stuff as usual but as we were rolling into Ripsey Ranch for a lunch break something just didn't quite look right.

    This was the scene back in March during the mtbr group ride there:


    Today:






    The enormous cottonwood tree had crumbled. It was the only bad mark on an otherwise fantastic day.
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    Those old growth cottonwoods get a lot of rot throughout. On windy days I can't relax in there shade very well. I have used there shade on windy days down in the canyon but I won't take my eyes off of em. They are very dangerous.

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    never thought i'd see an mtbr thread dedicated to mourning wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    never thought i'd see an mtbr thread dedicated to mourning wood
    That's what she said...
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    Wow. That is a bummer.
    I think I may be at fault. My mass and girth were likely too much for the tree to handle.
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