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I discovered this tree a couple days ago while hiking around in the forest just up the ridge from our house. I’ve seen trees fall in the forest. And I’ve heard trees pop and crack and screech.  I’m guessing this one created some pretty wild sounds when it fell.

Years ago, while on a backpacking trip on California’s Lost Coast, I was in my tent, riding out a storm. Over the wind and rain I heard some very loud popping sounds. Instinctively, I moved to the side of the tent farthest away from the sounds. Then I heard a thud, and the ground shook just a little. The next morning I found the newly-fallen crown of a Fir tree just fifty feet from my tent.

It really made me think about how many things are just beyond our control. I’m glad I didn’t camp any closer to that tree.

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