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Ducks, cairns, rock balancing

Postby longri » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:22 pm

Context matters.
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Re: Ducks, cairns, rock balancing

Postby sparky » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:35 pm

haha wow...tell us how you really feel!

I have never or will ever build a cairn, and I have never, or will ever kick one down. I dont have time to get all negative nelly while vibing the natural seritonin flushes released while tramping the mountains :)
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Re: Ducks, cairns, rock balancing

Postby tomba » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:36 pm

Discussion about cairns in the backcountry a couple of years ago:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8101

Edit: Thanks for merging the threads.
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Re: Ducks, cairns, rock balancing

Postby Jimr » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:07 am

I think KICK 'EM DOWN should go into your sig :D
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Re: Ducks, cairns, rock balancing

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:31 am

It never fails to amaze me the weird places I find them. Built with seemingly no purpose at all. I sometimes kick them down but there is something that sort of makes me feel bad about it for some reason. I only value the ones that can be useful such as on a technical climb that has a very narrow route corridor or on an old trail that is hard to follow.

I have built one or two but in the case of needing to mark where I go back off a ridge or something if climbing a peak I might mark it and then kick it down on my way back.
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Re: Ducks in the Backcountry (Crosscountry)

Postby SSSdave » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:57 pm

Good laugh reading through this thread again.

gonna pwug you duck

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Re: Ducks in the Backcountry (Crosscountry)

Postby rlown » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:01 pm

the ducks down star col towards the North were interesting. Most were helpful, until you hit the ledge (no bodies found below that last duck but it was scary). I tend to kick them over, but I always build then next to Mark's tent so he can find his way back. :D
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