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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby TahoeJeff » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:28 am

Graffiti doesn't harm the environment?
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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby longri » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:55 am

Not usually. Graffiti only affects human perception of the environment.
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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby TahoeJeff » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:51 pm

I'm guessing the enamel paint doesn't do the environment any favors.....
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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby longri » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:21 pm

It's not a problem while it's being graffiti, on a rock or a tree trunk or a trail sign. When it washes into a stream or percolates into the soil and eventually the water table then I grant you that it is a pollutant. But in the larger scheme of things, in our increasingly urban world, it just noise. Not a measurable signal at all. The primary insult, the overwhelming effect, is to human perception. Just look at the air.
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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby TahoeJeff » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:01 pm

Back on topic:

The ultimate cairn, and I defy anyone to post a pic of a bigger one (lol):

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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby rlown » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:06 pm

Cairn_at_Garvera,_Surselva,_Graubuenden,_Switzerland.jpg


dunno if it's bigger, but. impressive.. Now it's up to Markskor if he wants to fly around the globe and kick them down :D

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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby Cross Country » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:31 pm

This is a cair near Baxter Lake. After we came back someone told me there was a warm spring near Baxter. I wonder if this cairs shows the way to the spring.
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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby Cross Country » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:33 pm

What is this cairn?
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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby LightRanger » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:45 am

Heartless monsters calling for an end to cairns. ;) :snipe: :whistle:

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Re: Opinion: Calling for an end to cairns

Postby Scouter9 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:22 pm

It just depends, right?

We see ducks or cairns in places where they're apparently of real utility to mark a trail or whatnot, including to us, and I'm generally appreciative of them.

We see ducks or cairns set out to mark campsites or even maybe just to adorn the world or pass the time... who knows, and I generally find them inappropriate. Like the duck/cairns we'll set up, ourselves, to mark the path to our latrines near campsites, I tend to kick and spread them out before leaving the area.

If in doubt, I treat them like the former, rather than the latter.
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