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    Default The appalachain trail is my mother

    The appalachian trail is my mother and i will respect her as such.
    Im not pissin off shelter edges.....
    I aint not diggin a cathole.....
    And i sure as hell aint stackin rock sculptures ever.
    Join us.....we are hikers.
    All others are idiots.
    Yes or no?
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    What was the question?

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    I didn't stack any rocks ... but I really enjoyed those that did!!!!!

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    And i sure as hell aint stackin rock sculptures ever.
    Wait! What? I love the little mini-stonehedges! Kind of creepy in the dusk on a rainy day. Makes you want to look over your shoulder. That light from the fire down in the trees is where the sacrifices happen...better hike faster. Don't camp near here.

    If I start seeing those woven voodoo things in the trees I am going to take off running.

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    But pissing off shelter edges keeps bears away ....

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    Good to hear from you Matty. Hope you are getting along well these days.
    Everyone has a photographic memory. Not everyone has film.

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    Hey, Matty, +1 on great to hear from you.
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    Who’s yur daddy?

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    stackin' rocks is just graffiti without the sharpie

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    http://www.hcn.org/articles/a-call-f...e-stones-alone

    another take on stacked stones from a North Carolina paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestral View Post
    http://www.hcn.org/articles/a-call-f...e-stones-alone

    another take on stacked stones from a North Carolina paper.
    I like his last quote---

    "Let's check our egos at the trailheads and boat launches, and leave the earth's natural beauty alone."

    As if the boat launches themselves aren't an eyesore???

    Plus, cairns do serve a purpose now and then as many trails have neither trailposts or blazes. I can think of one in the Big Frog wilderness called the Big Creek trail which has no upper trailhead marker of any kind, except for two small cairns showing the jct.

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    The Big Creek cairns.

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    Matty!

    As was mentioned previously it's good to hear from you!
    Have you been at or near the Doyle lately?

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    Miss your posts, Matty

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    Cairns marking trail heads are one thing, random “prayercairnes” can confuse trails.

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    Matthew, True AT hikers understand your message.
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    I do underground rock stacks so they do not disturb the natural appearance

    1: find the right rock that is on the surface (this will be the top of the stack)
    2: photograph the area to ensure perfect restoration
    3: dig up other rocks and stack them underground beneath the top rock
    4: fix up the area to perfection
    5: maintain my "better than thou" attitude about those who stack rocks above the surface

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Who’s yur daddy?
    the PCT - they were never married, matty is a love child

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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    The appalachian trail is my mother and i will respect her as such.
    Im not pissin off shelter edges.....
    I aint not diggin a cathole.....
    And i sure as hell aint stackin rock sculptures ever.
    Join us.....we are hikers.
    All others are idiots.
    Yes or no?
    This is why I'm here.
    Daddy made whiskey and he made it well.
    Cost two dollars and it burned like hell.
    I cut hick'ry just to fire the still,
    Drink down a bottle and be ready to kill.

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    Big Frog can get wild.
    Daddy made whiskey and he made it well.
    Cost two dollars and it burned like hell.
    I cut hick'ry just to fire the still,
    Drink down a bottle and be ready to kill.

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