Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

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Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by Stevefromdodge » June 28th, 2010, 10:08 am

Any ideas what caused this?

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by raven » June 28th, 2010, 10:32 am

How high were the marks from the ground top and bottom?; and how far around the tree did they extend?

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by Stevefromdodge » June 28th, 2010, 12:23 pm

raven wrote:How high were the marks from the ground top and bottom?; and how far around the tree did they extend?

They started near the base of the tree and extended as far as I could see.

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by raven » June 28th, 2010, 12:53 pm

Your answer kind of rules out an elk rubbing velvet off its antlers or a bear marking territory, unless it was really big bear.

Were the marks all around the tree, or just on one side?

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by retired jerry » June 28th, 2010, 1:34 pm

Was it burned in that forest fire?

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by baker9903 » June 28th, 2010, 1:48 pm

The pattern is repeating and very regular. It looks man-made to me. Possibly it was wrapped in some kind of fencing or protective wrapping at some point?

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by raven » June 28th, 2010, 2:47 pm

Where was the snag along the Elk Meadows trail? Is the location within or outside the wilderness boundary?

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by Waffle Stomper » June 28th, 2010, 3:09 pm

I've wondered what caused that myself.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by Stevefromdodge » June 28th, 2010, 3:19 pm

retired jerry wrote:Was it burned in that forest fire?
No, this is farther south

raven wrote:Where was the snag along the Elk Meadows trail? Is the location within or outside the wilderness boundary?
It's about half way up the switchbacks (maybe 1/4 mile) north of the Newton Creek Bridge (which, of course, is well within the wilderness).


Waffle Stomper wrote:I've wondered what caused that myself.
Are you thinking of this same tree or have you seen another somewhere else?



Here's another picture that might help.

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Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

Post by Waffle Stomper » June 28th, 2010, 3:24 pm

I was thinking about that. I know I have seen that pattern on a tree. I'm certain I've seen that particular tree but I feel as if I've seen one like it someplace else too. None comes to mind. I've tried to look on the internet but nothing is coming up.
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