Roslyn trail spear
Strange things happen in Roslyn from time to time, almost like the place is a wormhole to an alternate universe where oddness occasionally seeps through.
I was doing a 'desperation ride' (aka 'getting my bike out in February') yesterday when I came upon this blow down, and had to come back today in spite of the snow/sleet to get a picture. The big log apparently knocked into a smaller tree that broke up, and one piece of it is actually IMPALED right into the trail. I even tried shaking it thinking maybe the limbs were just holding it up, but the thing is solid as a fence post and digging down 4-6" didn't reveal any end in sight.
"...Some local fiend had built it with his own three hands..."
I've seen that before but not that big. Good thing nobody was there!
There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.
I came across one of those on Boot Camp in Duthie last year. A 10-12' long and 6-8" diameter maple limb/tree blowdown that embedded itself about 12-14" into the hardened trail surface and was just standing there, pretty as you please. It was all I could do to push/pull it out of its new position as an inverted tree! I got quite a shiver thinking about how close it came, time-wise, to hitting me. There were other people out there too, so I am pretty certain it had happened only shortly before I arrived and I didn't see any other tracks around it.
Last edited by DRSpalding; 02-22-2013 at 12:32 PM.
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Weird, I encountered the same thing last year on the the same trail. I pulled it out threw it in the bushes and it left a nice foot deep hole.
Originally Posted by DRSpalding