Happy Birthday!

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Chip Down
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » December 24th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Bosterson wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 1:49 pm
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I thought that looked familiar. See page six. [Hmm, image din't carry over to the quote. Was referring to the Minnie Mouse balloon.]

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » December 27th, 2018, 8:17 pm

With a little coaching from Bosterson, I present the twin Minnies:

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » January 6th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Cabin Creek, the lower of two little falls (far above the Starvation trail crossing).
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Aimless » January 6th, 2019, 8:02 pm

This is one of my favorite threads on Oregon Hikers, not because of the mylar balloon litter being found everywhere in our wildernesses, but because it exposes it as an unacknowledged problem, while simultaneously cleaning it up and having some fun with it.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 7th, 2019, 7:28 am

yeah, an unacknowledged problem

people think it's okay to release balloons into the air without realizing it's trash

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by BigBear » January 8th, 2019, 12:42 pm

...and I fully support the releasing of colorful mylar balloons with images. I have a wish: to find a Minions balloon somewhere int he forest. That would really make my day.

Perhaps I'd be more outraged by the HB balloons if these other items were not present along the trail:
1) pooh bags that never get picked up
2) pooh bags flung into the outstretched branches of trees
3) beer cans...pop cans...water bottles
4) plastic shopping bags
5) tires (unless attached to a car that's been abandoned before 1960)
6) bagged trash from home (typically driven out to the shoulder and thrown over the side)
7) abandoned furniture
8) pretty much anything that is not festive or an antique

So if you see a Minions balloon drifting toward a hiking trail, I'd appreciate an e-letter.

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