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The Sierra Redwood is taller than the Coast Redwood in soil that is probably pH neutral or slightly acidic. But then, I have no way of telling when the two trees were planted. At least this Coast Redwood looks healthier than most of the other ones in southern England which are growing in alkaline soil.

There are quite a few Rhododendrons and Azaleas growing around the church grounds, so I assume the soil in Ampfield ranges from neutral to slightly acidic. The Coast Redwoods seem to like it better than the normal alkaline soil of southern England. The Sierra Redwoods seem to do well in both types of soil, and at low altitudes besides.

There are quite a few Rhododendrons and Azaleas growing around the church grounds, so I assume the soil in Ampfield ranges from neutral to slightly acidic. The Coast Redwoods seem to like it better than the normal alkaline soil of southern England. The Sierra Redwoods seem to do well in both types of soil, and at low altitudes.

The Demonstration dates for 2013 are: May 18-19, June 15-16, Sep 14-15, Oct 12-13 (10am-3pm)

Yes, and the weather is generally better than Eureka. You can tell, though, that Coast Redwoods prefer foggy climates.

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Thapa: I see some power transmission lines along the left side of your picture. This valley, though, is off the direct line between Thankot Deurali and Hetauda, so I am assuming the ropeway did NOT follow this valley.

Anyway, I can't see any towers in the satellite images.

Did you read the amusing article by Mark Zimmerman riding the ropeway in the Nepali Times?

Max: Yes, I did. There are still some sections prominently sitting atop hill. That actually gives you a sort of pain seeing them quietly looking over you..that was so much a part of our childhood fascination.

The ropeway passses over Kulakhani reservoior, which I did not photograph unfortunately. I shall send you couple of photos of the remaining lines. Nexe week I am biking over Chandragiri hill and follow a trail over to Bajrabarahi before climibing to Daman from Palung. I am sure I shall encounter part of it on the way.

(But, who knows, you may be right..they may have already dismantled it in past years since I visited)

Here is another article discussing the reasons why the 1964-1991 ropeway from Hetauda to Kathmandu failed:

http://www.indiaoverland.biz/overland/info/ropeway.html

I am guessing now that when I took the picture of the ropeway tower in 1990 it was still in operation, although not running that day.

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