Happy Birthday!

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retired jerry
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » September 9th, 2017, 5:01 pm

what is that, a beach ball? How did it get there I wonder???

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » September 12th, 2017, 7:51 pm

retired jerry wrote:what is that, a beach ball? How did it get there I wonder???
Smaller than a beach ball, maybe about the size of a large child's head. I found it in the Salmon Creek canyon, cleaned it up, put it in my pack, and posed it on that snag. Tossed it in my car. Next day at the timberline parking lot, it blew out of my car, and wind/gravity took it eastbound down the road. It was dark, and I wasn't going to chase it down. Looked for it later, but no luck. I chuckle at the thought that it likely rolled right back into the Salmon Creek canyon. Rinse and repeat.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » October 7th, 2017, 11:34 pm

This is probably the freshest one I've found, all shiny and clean, with the curly ribbon intact.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » October 14th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Wind Mt, way off trail.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » November 11th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Just as I was starting to wonder if trail tape might have been helpful, I spotted this. :lol:
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by bushwhacker » November 14th, 2017, 6:52 pm

I hit the trifecta yesterday below Table Mountain. Three of them scattered along my path.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » November 14th, 2017, 8:22 pm

I can't believe there are 6 pages of dead balloons :)

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Webfoot » November 16th, 2017, 2:08 pm

At least it is in Idle Chatter where it belongs, not a sticky in General, unlike some other threads...

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » November 16th, 2017, 2:19 pm

It has some redeeming value, letting people know not to let balloons free because they come back to ground as trash

I have been encouraging it :)

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by texasbb » November 16th, 2017, 4:07 pm

My first contribution. Blue-bloon on a stick, 2015, in a melt stream below Conrad Glacier in the Goat Rocks.

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