Stacking Rocks

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Re: Stacking Rocks

Post by BrianF » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:09 pm

I'll join the ranks of haters also. Its just another form of graffiti (ego gratification). Leave no trace please. So far as ducks, I'll leave them where they mark a viable route or the descent chute, but when they are placed indiscriminately in open terrain or, the all too common, adjacent to a trail (?) they get scattered.
When I hiked the John Muir trail in the 70s we didn't pile rocks; every rest stop we'd find three nice ones and taught ourselves to juggle

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Re: Stacking Rocks

Post by rlown » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Even Simba couldn't believe the stacking of rocks below high water line at Loon Lk on his first backpacking trip.
No, I didn't stack them. I think fisherpeople stack them to remember a spot.
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