Alright guys, I just went and had a look at that tree. I met Jerry, the guy that owns the cabin on the south side, and got some numbers of folks who own the cabins on the north side. What I learned is that access is not a problem. The Poudre Park folks are concerned, and seem to be supportive of getting this sucker out of there. That said, were going to have to pull it out to the north. This means boating up to it, cutting the limbs off, topping it a couple times, then probably using a come along to pull it up the slope.
Bottom line is that we've got to get it out before the water comes up. It's going to be a big, big chore, and the risks are real. Chain saws, ropes, come-along and chain or strap, and six or eight dudes is what it's going to take.
Let's aim for Saturday morning and get able body river folk mobilized to get this done. Let's keep this thread up and keep working on this plan.
Dude, I'd see you on the river but I'm hardly ever out there.