Back in the 80s my dad showed a tree on Spencer Creek in Alden, MI that he had carved his initials in back in the 50s. I crawled up the tree and did the same that day. We went back last month to see if we could find that tree. We think we did. The carvings in the tree were almost unreadable but we think the initials we found on the branch were ours. I couldn't climb up the branch because it was dead and starting to rot.
Dad in front of the tree. I noticed there were several other carvings in the tree.
The carving we think my dad created back in the 50s.
A view further down the creek