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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan, 2019 5:39 pm
by ofuros
In this case...just another form of graffiti beside the track. :roll:
Bald Rock N.P, NSW.

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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan, 2019 11:25 am
by Rexyviney36
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.

Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Mon 04 Mar, 2019 1:49 pm
by Warin
I think I'd like cairns made by this fellow
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-47318521
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Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Fri 17 Jan, 2020 8:03 am
by crollsurf

Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Fri 17 Jan, 2020 8:15 am
by ofuros
A self centred, senseless instagrammable phenomenon...leave nature as is, especially in Np's.

Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar, 2020 7:11 pm
by drewmac
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......

Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar, 2020 7:33 pm
by Baka Dasai
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.

Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar, 2020 9:20 pm
by Heremeahappy1
Just don't do it.

Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar, 2020 12:19 am
by Orion
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?

Re: To cairn or not to cairn

PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar, 2020 2:50 pm
by GregG
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.