To cairn or not to cairn

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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby ofuros » Sun 27 Jan, 2019 5:39 pm

In this case...just another form of graffiti beside the track. :roll:
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby Rexyviney36 » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 11:25 am

I have a love/hate relationship with them.
As a kid I loved walking to Hamilton's Crag at Ben Lomond and putting a small rock on the top of the well-made cairn there. When the snow was really good we would carry our downhill skis up there and ski down.
In April 2018, I hated that the track marking the way from Lake Myrtle to Lake Meston was mostly 3 or 4 rock cairns which were useless in the foot of snow...having only walkd up there once before (no snow), it was tough to say the least.
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby Warin » Mon 04 Mar, 2019 1:49 pm

I think I'd like cairns made by this fellow
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby crollsurf » Fri 17 Jan, 2020 8:03 am

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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby ofuros » Fri 17 Jan, 2020 8:15 am

A self centred, senseless instagrammable phenomenon...leave nature as is, especially in Np's.
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby drewmac » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 7:11 pm

ofuros wrote:A self centred, senseless instagrammable phenomenon...leave nature as is, especially in Np's.


Likewise.

I go in the bush to get away from humanity.

But.....alas..... I think here in this forum we are talking/preaching to the converted......
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby Baka Dasai » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 7:33 pm

Cairns, and all human-created stuff, is just as "natural" as anything else. I'm not against them per se, but wanky Instagram rock-stacking irks me as much as the puritanical tendency for some to define nature as "devoid of human impact".

Like everything, it's a balance.
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 9:20 pm

Just don't do it.
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby Orion » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 12:19 am

They're really great.....











....to kick!

That one Warin posted a photo of would be so much fun to topple!! Where can I find those?
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

Postby GregG » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 2:50 pm

I still come across a lot of these in my neck of the woods and they tend to keep being rebuilt in the same locations, mainly by narcissistic overseas backpackers and it seems that creation of the cairn is merely a vehicle for the constructor to display the fruits of their simple mindedness on social media. I delight in destroying them, such fun.
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