Larry Rea Finds Record-sized Sumac Tree

“Ralph, I found the Sumac tree again… let’s go measure it.” I found the tree several years ago and then lost it… Ralph and I looked for it in vain. I didn’t want to repeat the failure this time. I noted several landmarks and included an odometer measurement. I was …

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The Klickitat Stump

“Ralph would like to see this stump” I thought to myself. I was looking at Google Earth and spotted a photo of a petrified stump near Klickitat, Washington. Someone who used the pseudonym “Curious Gorge” had posted the photo… I knew Ralph would like to see this stump. I posted …

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The Huge Tamarack Tree

26 August 2013: “Ralph, I know where there is a huge Tamarack tree.” Ralph and I were talking about big trees and I knew at the mention of one he hadn’t seen he would be ready to travel so I dropped the hat. “Let’s go give it a look.” My …

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The Trees on Wizard Island

July 16, 2014: “I want to spend some time looking at the trees on Wizard Island,” said Ralph, “and there are two record trees in the Park that were originally measured during the 1940’s that need to be remeasured and certified. With luck we can do both.” Ralph brought a …

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Trees, Rocks and Beyond

“I have written a book,” said Ralph and as a teaser he added, “and you are in it… there’s a chapter about ‘Traveling with Larry’… The title is ‘Trees, Rocks and Beyond’ (by Ralph E. Anderson) and it is for sale on Amazon.” Of course, I had to buy one. …

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