Discussion in 'Recreational Tree Climbing' started by yoyoman, Apr 27, 2014.
holy moley! that looks fun!!!
'Tis a beauty.
If not and the trunk is recognizable, the parks look online for videos. A friend said he was fined for using a drone in redwood parks. If private land, different story. I have to watch where I photograph and what gear I use myself
I have a couple of comments and I hope you don't take it wrong.
Park rangers watching a bunch of YouTube videos looking for possible illegal activity when there are guys out there cutting burls and such and who knows what else.
What we need is more respectful, tree loving climbers, hikers and photographers like yourself out there with eyes and ears at all ours of the night and day to catch the ones doing the real damage.
"Legal" from what we the people have written in the last 100 years? A tree like this is more likely to be removed to widen the road, change an exit or build a hotel or just turn it into picnic tables....LEGALLY.... then be lost otherwise. I don't think you would disagree but I think it would be better to look at it from this trees perspective or the rest of the forest and go back a short period of time and restore all that has been lost...LEGALLY.
I often think, what if the Native Americans had ropes and pulleys like we do. I know, it's just thought but I suspect the forest would still be here and everyone would be climbing and enjoying it.
A simple, no, would suffice.
My post was pretty much a friendly heads-up just to spare some potential entanglement in case you didn't know about rangers watching stuff. They have staked-out my truck before waiting to talk to me about photography permits and inquire the scope of my activity.
After reading your reply, the question came to mind how often you or others ascertain ahead of time whether any redwood a line will be launched into has any sensors or scientific study gear (usually hidden). As far as I can tell, that would require contacting all the researchers related to tree, avian and amphibian research. That is not impossible, but I doubt the courtesy is practiced. The question then is are all recreational climbers going in protected park redwoods under the radar, willing to reimburse the expense if they pick the wrong tree for their convenience, and damage something or disrupt a data feed.
Here's a page I wrote a few years ago, and edited this week.
It covers research climbing the most, but ends with a positive note about recreational climbing and opening up more avenues.
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