8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by K_P » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:32 pm

Agreed.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by Bigguy » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:49 pm

This year, the annual decline in quantity and quality on the Drake had me wondering if I was witnessing its demise.


But then this...

KP, thank you for taking us along on a most personal quest.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by fatman » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:43 pm

fukkin place is dead

KP :bow
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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (Part I-IV)

Post by V Wake » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:38 pm

The Wandering Blues wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:51 am
stillsteamin wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:31 am
K_P wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Some of my friends felt that it had been nothing short of rude for the original poster to not share with me the location of The Tree.
To be honest, I don't think anybody owes anyone the location of such a thing. Too much is given away these days. Instant gratification denies people the journey, as you've acknowledged. A simple "no" brought you to the coast, and it brought us all this story. Thank you, and I suppose, PS as well.
By not telling him, he gave him a gift.
This.
I was telling my wife about this post today as we drove along back roads trying to find a trail head. She gave me an understanding nod, and then, in typical exhausted wife fashion said “Please tell me you’re not looking for your tree right now because what I really need you to find is a clean bathroom.”
KP, thanks for the story. I’m glad you found the tree, but even if you hadn’t it seems its mere existence and gravity provided a focal point to help you find a better place. We could all be so fortunate.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by Dave M » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:42 am

KP........

Of all the stories/threads ever written on the Drake, this is absolutely the best. This belongs in the magazine. Congratulations! Well done!

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by fatman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 am

there's a magazine?
My drinkin' days are over; I'm still trouble bound - Slaid Cleaves

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by Obie » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:03 am

Thank you for the excellent read, KP- and I'm glad you found what you were looking for.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by Honyuk96 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:55 pm

Aside from the Mr. magoo TR this is right up there. Glad you found your wood KP, great read.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:00 pm

fatman wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 am
there's a magazine?

there's a '05 dave m.
9 out of 10 entomologists fucking well aren't.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by LTFI » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:46 pm

I've been waiting until I had a chance to sit down and read through this in its entirety. It did not disappoint. :cool

Thank you KP

Im glad you found what you were looking for, sounds like in more ways than one.
K_P wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:46 pm

The Tree had been the catalyst to my search. My search had brought me to This Place. And, This Place had so much more that was yet to be discovered. I might spend the rest of my life taking it all in, and still not see it all.

Perhaps that was the reason I was here, now, and present in a completely unanticipated moment.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by Ruddy Duck » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:19 am

Stories like this are the soul of this board.

Well done KP.

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Re: 8 Years later: The Tree (conclusion on page 4)

Post by LA Fly Guy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:37 am

Well done, KP, well done. Thank you for taking us along for the ride. I'm glad you found your tree - but even more grateful of the trip it carried you through, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
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