This year we decided that we would go cut our own tree. Early in November I had seen some information regarding cutting your own tree on the news.
I have very fond memories of going up to cut down a good ole’ tree. So, I called Matt to see if he would like to join us (so that we would have a truck) and he was on board and so was Maddy. He suggested that we invite the Judd Family as well. So, Stephanie, Larry, Jake, Clark, Zack, Kate and Jane joined us as well. We headed up to Caliente early in the morning so that we could get to the forestry office to get our tags shortly after they opened. We got our tags and then the search began. We started down one dirt road and soon realized that it was not a good choice, so we had to turn around. The second dirt road that we found was much better. If we had known then that if we drove a few miles up it would really open to up to some great trees then that is what we would have done and saved a ton of time. But, we didn’t know that, so we would stop every few feet when we would come across a tree that might have some potential. One thing to keep in mind when looking at trees in the wilderness – they are much bigger than they appear and could end up taking your whole space if you are not careful. I remember this trick from when I was l