2016 kick over cairns thread

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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by rlown » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:27 pm

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Do you mean like this AT? Have at them. Our Dinkey lakes old ranger trap ;)
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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by AlmostThere » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:20 pm

More like the spot where the trail from First Dinkey to Coyote Lake tops the hill into slab, and drunks and small children all decided to mark the trail without really paying attention to the trail... there's about an acre of rock piles, all 5-10 feet apart, all over the hill.

I know that spot you're standing in -- my trail crew works Dinkey, we're going up there this weekend. I don't think those are still there, but if they are.... ;)

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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by rlown » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:24 pm

have at them.. Island lake. the big camp to the North.

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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by zacjust32 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:28 pm

fishwrong wrote:Hallelujah, the day is finally here. Life is so good, the only thing left to complain about is people "staking rocks in the woods"..... Pardon me, people "Cairning The Sierra"....

Sorry, couldn't help myself. I hope this poor attempt at humor is taken as intended.
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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by Jimr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:30 pm

fishwrong wrote:Hallelujah, the day is finally here. Life is so good, the only thing left to complain about is people "staking rocks in the woods"..... Pardon me, people "Cairning The Sierra"....

I am a firm believer that some portion of human nature demands there be an "us" and "them".... The subject can be deeply principled, but often not. Catholics & Protestants, Democrat & Republican, Giants & Dodgers, or those damned "paper" and "scissors" scoundrels who don't understand that "rock" is the only descent choice in life...

And so it is, we have arrived upon the divine test of good vs. evil.... Rock Kickers vs. Rock Stackers... The fate of humanity lies is within your boots...

For me, I'd like to think I'm enjoying my surroundings enough that a few stacked rocks wouldn't detract from my enjoyment of a place, and I'd appreciate there are others who enjoy the same places in their own ways. I'd like to think that, but I also realize I can be a little "contrary" at times, so if you find an odd stack of rocks placed conspicuously on a mountain, please fell free to kick a rock for me.

Sorry, couldn't help myself. I hope this poor attempt at humor is taken as intended.
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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by rlown » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:32 pm

try following the cairns down Star Col. Right to a friggn cliff. I would like to meet the ad wizard who did that work. I don't generally use cairns as an indication of a correct path. For all I know a swallow was carrying a coconut and a rock and dropped the rock on top of another rock. It's not precise enough.
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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by Jimr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:33 pm

"so if you find an odd stack of rocks placed conspicuously on a mountain, please fell free to kick a rock for me."

Sounds like the seeds to a hit song.
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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by Jimr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:34 pm

"try following the cairns down Star Col. Right to a friggn cliff."

I think I'd rather follow the Old Ranger trap in circles. at least I'd know where I was going and where I've been.
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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by rlown » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:35 pm

and he brought a classy glass for his beverage. and a mini boom box. great trip!!

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Re: 2016 kick over cairns thread

Post by Jimr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:40 pm

Hmmm, walking in circles with a glass of ..... and a boom box. Sounds like dementia.
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