Interesting Cairn!

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retired jerry
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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by retired jerry » November 14th, 2016, 1:48 pm

okay, something weird going on here

there was a post just ahead of mine with a very small cairn, but it's gone now

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by texasbb » November 14th, 2016, 3:24 pm

retired jerry wrote:okay, something weird going on here

there was a post just ahead of mine with a very small cairn, but it's gone now
Digital cairn kickers! :lol:

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by Chip Down » November 26th, 2016, 11:52 am

A couple more from earlier this month:
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I added the top three. Sometimes friction is tougher than balance.
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The top one had rolled off, so I replaced it.

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by Lurch » November 28th, 2016, 8:42 am

adamschneider wrote:I've seen that one, and it's more of a compass than a peace sign.

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That in particular looks more like a medicine wheel than a compass to me...

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by Chip Down » November 28th, 2016, 7:52 pm

Lurch wrote:That in particular looks more like a medicine wheel than a compass to me...
Tomayto, tomahto. :roll: No, seriously though, interesting observation.

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by adamschneider » March 23rd, 2017, 4:19 pm

I spotted a new species today, on the old road below Coyote Wall:

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by Chazz » March 23rd, 2017, 4:34 pm

That would be a mixed media cairn. Clearly made by a cairn artist...

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by adamschneider » May 8th, 2017, 9:54 pm

Oh no, rock stacks in the desert!
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(This batch IS potentially troubling no matter how you slice it, since trails on slickrock rely on cairns to keep you on course. Fortunately, all the "artistic" cairns were in one spot where it was impossible to get lost.)

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by retired jerry » May 9th, 2017, 5:20 am

oh my god, there must be a hundred of them :)

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Re: Interesting Cairn!

Post by Don Nelsen » May 9th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Not sure what to call this. Spotted it in the Calico Basin last month just west of Las Vegas:

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