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Old 07-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #46
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We'll have to find a new breakfast place, the Mel's closed
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #47
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so what's the deal with not going there in big groups? Is it because the rangers are afraid we'll step on some plant life and disrupt the whole ecosystem or something?

And I like the idea of a BAW-Claw!

Any cooler months would work for me.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:39 PM   #48
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really? aw too bad.

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so what's the deal with not going there in big groups? Is it because the rangers are afraid we'll step on some plant life and disrupt the whole ecosystem or something?

And I like the idea of a BAW-Claw!

Any cooler months would work for me.
Not completely sure on the group thing as far as their reasoning, but a ranger drove up to us and said they were not used to such a large group visiting at once. We didn't think we were that huge or anything... I think there were 9 of us (?) but I guess it was the largest they'd happen to see. They wanted to be sure we weren't leaving trash or anything (we weren't, in fact every time I've ever gone we usually pick up trash that's been left there before. ) Maybe someone else who was there will remember more of what the ranger said.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:47 PM   #49
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so what's the deal with not going there in big groups? Is it because the rangers are afraid we'll step on some plant life and disrupt the whole ecosystem or something?
I think the groups have been pretty respectful of the area around the tree so far.

I don't know what the ranger said to the group because I've only been out there on my own but the environment really does need to be considered.
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Definitely ^ Each time we've tried to carpool to bring the least amount of cars, don't make or leave any trash, and I've never seen anyone I've been there with do anything harmful. Including being careful of the tree itself, so it might remain as long as possible for other fans to see. (Unfortunately I have seen photos on the internet of other people I don't know, sitting or standing on the tree.)
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:05 PM   #51
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If the rangers thought nine people was a lot, well... I'm not sure what to say to that. I guess it does have to do with traipsing about and hurting the area around the tree, as well as worries for trash, etc. I never thought that there were so FEW people who went out there, since I've wanted to go for, like, decades! I imagined the tree was overrun with people all the time! Duh on me.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:18 PM   #52
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I think lots of people do go You can sort of see how often because there is a book there that people sign and there are quite a few! I'm sure we weren't the very first group, but just the biggest they'd noticed maybe. It's not a public camping or park area, so I guess the group attracted their attention and they just wanted to check it out.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:09 PM   #53
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thought I'd bump this....

Bonocomet and family is going to take me (well and my 2 friends) to the tree on Jan 28 if anyone else is interested in going. Or maybe we could do some sort of blue crack gathering on Friday night? We'll be in town earlier in the week but have no plans so far other than this....

at least for me, this date is now set in stone because my flight is already purchased but obviously other dates can be arranged for other trips. I just thought it would be easier to keep it in one thread and not start a new one.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:49 PM   #54
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Yay!!! I think a Friday gathering is for sure doable.
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We can maybe join a Friday gathering too if it isn't too far north of us. But we may just have to possibly meet up in the morning on Sat. as I don't think we'll be able to drive up and back too far Fri. eve than up early again the next morning for the tree as we have about an extra hour and a half to travel before meeting.

Arw which area of LA are you going to be in again on Fri.?
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I have no idea what we're doing for the entire trip other than the tree. So we can drive anywhere on Friday to meet wherever. It's sort of an anything goes type of a trip because I want to see the tree and my friends just want to get away for a week so there's little plans other than our flights so far
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I have no idea what we're doing for the entire trip other than the tree. So we can drive anywhere on Friday to meet wherever. It's sort of an anything goes type of a trip because I want to see the tree and my friends just want to get away for a week so there's little plans other than our flights so far
Ah ok, I was thinking you said you were staying with someone in LA but I must have got that mixed up or something.
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no...I have some cousins that live in LA that I'll probably see at some point but that's about all I have so far.
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Bonocomet and family is going to take me (well and my 2 friends) to the tree on Jan 28 if anyone else is interested in going.

Yay, Amanda! I'm so glad you are going to get to see the tree!

And, Comet, you and Charlie are just the sweetest for being tree-tour guides again.
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Yay, Amanda! I'm so glad you are going to get to see the tree!

And, Comet, you and Charlie are just the sweetest for being tree-tour guides again.
yes they rock for doing this! So excited!!!

Ethan pencil me in for Friday night Jan 27! Or...we'll have room in our car (there will be 3 of us) so if you want to come with on Sat there's plenty of room
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