Trevor of PurpleTraveller from the UK sent me his SARATS entry several days ago. Here's what he had to say in his email:
Ever since I read about SARATS I have been out on the bikes searching for a tree that has a good enough display of colour for your competition.
Over this past week we have had a lot of very windy days which have managed to strip a lot of our trees of their Autumn colours.........however just before the winds started I managed to capture an image of this beauty on my second day of searching.
It was seen in the private gounds of a country estate here in Dorset and I had to climb over a wall in order to get a reasonable shot of it....
I am convinced that not wanting to boast of his exploits, Trevor left out a great deal concerning his wall-climbing commando style SARATS raid... but I'm here to fill in the blanks.
I'll bet you didn't know that Trevor was a giant, but pictures never lie!
The Best Maple Syrup You Will Ever Taste is on the line. Pull a Trevor if you have to, but get me those trees, dammit.
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