Bob Leverett writes: On Sunday, we went to Ice Glen where we
raised the Rucker
Index to 127.0, courtesy of John Eichholz's keen eye.
doubt that the index will go slightly higher, perhaps to 127.5
The main event at Ice Glen was Will's climb of
the old Ice Glen white
pine. Because of the curvature of the upper trunk and the tangle
gnarly limbs, Will could not drop the tape vertically, but
down the trunk. The length of the path was 155.8 feet.
didn't change the pine's lasered height of 154.3 feet, which I
is with 0.2 or 0.3 feet of the tree's conventional height.
big deal was the volume modeling. Dale Luthringer stayed on the
ground and recorded Will's girth measurements via walkie-talkie.
repeated girth measurements and subsequent calculations, Will
the volume of the Ice Glen Pine at 920 cubic feet of trunk volume.
limbs added, the volume would likely be just at 1000 cubes.