I Loved to Climb Trees

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    I Loved and Still Do

    When I'd visit my dad there was a enormous tree in the front yard and with my sloth like way of climbing I'd go to the top and would sit comfortably there for hours and look out at the sky and view as time went by. Now there aren't many trees but when I see one that looks...
    Marowit Marowit
    22-25, F
    Jan 8, 2009

    ... What's With the Past-tense?

    i still love it! i'm learning a lot of rescue techniques for rock climbing lately and would love to transfer it over to recreational tree climbing... sort of up the ante a little... so hopefully that'll be one product of this summer! BUT i also love the plain-old shoeless...
    breck breck
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2008

    you couldn't keep me out.

    I had a special branch hidden and high up that no one could find me. I would sometimes doze off up there. haven't been able to climb in years but did manage to get in one with a bit of help last spring. :)
    erayn erayn
    41-45, F
    Feb 3, 2016

    I'll Still Climb a Tree At 51

    Just dare me.  That's all it takes.  Point out a tree and I'm there. "What tree is my favorite tree?" The one I sit and lean on old oak. The one I climb with my eyes closed. I watch as I'm climbing the trunk. I'm reaching from one branch to another...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2008

    In My Youth

    When I was younger it was what I did. I'd climb trees. Then I got to be age 12 and I didn't fit in the trees I was climbing so well anymore. I guess that's when it lost it's spark. But I use to love the crap out of it. Sometimes I still dream of running...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Jun 15, 2009


    There was this tree in my grandmother's yard when I was little that practically begged to be climbed. There was a certain level you could climb up to and it looked just like a chair, complete with armrests. My younger sister and I used to climb up there and hide and talk about...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 11, 2009

    I didn't climb until I was 18,

    but once I started climbing, I didn't want to stop.
    Wendy630 Wendy630
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2016


    When I was young, I loved to climb trees. There was a cherry tree in our back yard that was next to my Dad's garden shed. On the warm summer days, I would climb that tree and stay up there forever. I always wondered what it would be like to live in a tree. I loved the way the...
    OrphanedAnnie OrphanedAnnie
    Jun 13, 2011

    I wrote a poem about it actually a few years

    ago. I have a an old photo of me in my tree as a kid and brought back so many memories which is why I got in the tree last year. anyway, hope you like..... it held so much wonder and peace she climbed until the noises ceased her tiny hiding place in which she'd escape imagining...
    erayn erayn
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2016

    Climbing Trees

    i use to love climbing trees when i was a kid and then showing my kids how to climb them too though it gets a bit scary if a branch breaks or you get stuck for a moment i used to make dens underneath the trees as well we lived by a wood so there were plenty of trees to choose...
    claracluck claracluck
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2008

    Tomboy Tree Climber

    I started very young and continue to do so in my forties. One lesson learned..do not climb to the top of pine tree's and look down. Especially when the top of the tree is bending over from weight of chunky twelve year old.
    MainsPub MainsPub
    41-45, F
    Aug 16, 2010

    I Still Climb Trees

    I've always loved tree climbing ever since I was 4. I'd sit up in a tree for hours, usually reading, drawing, or tweaking my imagination. I still do, I'm going into eighth grade and still enjoy the rush ( I'm aware of what age my profile says, it's wrong). I have a two story...
    CakeNinja CakeNinja
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2013

    The Taller the Better!

    I lived to climb trees as a child.  I lived on a farm with a huge grove of trees bordering it which sat on a small knoll that was higher than the rolling green pastures that it surrounded.  When I was angry, hurt or just tired of the others in my family I used to "...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Apr 12, 2008

    I Still Do :)

    I climb trees a lot just to get away from people. It makes me feel free. I like to try and find a place on a tree where I can balance and let the wind blow my hair back. It's a wonderful feeling.
    AquanShimmer AquanShimmer
    13-15, F
    Jun 12, 2011

    Perfect Escape

    When I was young I might have been told not to leave the yard for whatever it was I may have been being punished for, so I would climb trees. The higher the better. It was a great place to hide and think. I could stay there for hours. I could ignore my mom calling me and...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2008
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