A "No" Cairn

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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by TallGrass » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:42 pm

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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by peter303 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:46 pm

XterraRob wrote:A wall
On a forest trail a wood branch indicates a forbidden fork.
Something line-like would be similar.
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by FrancesGray » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:20 pm

Above_Treeline wrote:I was thinking about it, and I had an idea. Cairns seem to be accepted more than signs, why not have a "No" cairn? A specific shape that means "don't go there."

Cairns seem to be more acceptable to people. I don't particularly mind a few signs myself, but I do worry about, if you put one up here, will it lead to more? Which I wouldn't like, if there were too many.

Maybe put up 3 cairns really close together or something?
I like the idea. But, instead of putting it in a negative way - 'don't go there'. Put it in a positive light, like yellow bricks on the trail - "Follow the yellow brick road".
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by Above_Treeline » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:53 pm

Not sure if they're laughing at me or with me, but some funny stuff!
FrancesGray wrote:
I like the idea. But, instead of putting it in a negative way - 'don't go there'. Put it in a positive light, like yellow bricks on the trail - "Follow the yellow brick road".
I didn't like the negative of a no cairn, better to say what TO do, than not to do. I like the direction you are going (pun intended lol.) Seriously, I like it, though.
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XterraRob wrote:A wall
On a forest trail a wood branch indicates a forbidden fork.
Something line-like would be similar.
Good idea, I'm not as familiar with this, but something like that.

Also a stick across a trail above treeline would be pretty obvious, I think.


And for Rob ](*,) lol:

https://youtu.be/fvPpAPIIZyo
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by jrbren_vt » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:53 am

Some of these ideas would make me fear the Blair Witch more then the sudden cliffs on the descent route ...
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by TallGrass » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:11 am

"Cairns cairns
Every where there's cairns
Breaking up the scenery
Raking my hair
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the cairns?"
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by XterraRob » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:19 am

Above_Treeline wrote:
https://youtu.be/fvPpAPIIZyo
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by jmanner » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:23 am

A man has got to know his limitations.-Dr. Jonathan Hemlock or Harry Callahan or something F' it: http://youtu.be/lpzqQst-Sg8

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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by Wentzl » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:24 am

The idea of a no cairn seems like a mistake. Most likely to mislead someone into trouble than guide them away. Unless you painted all the rocks red for the bad cairns and green for the good. Now that is a good idea!
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by Above_Treeline » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:08 am

Wentzl wrote:The single dumbest idea I have ever read. And I have read these for a long time.

A no Cairn. Lets say it together. A No Cairn. These piles of rocks, built since the stone age, as an indication of the right way for passage, suddenly marking danger. Brilliant!!


and in a panic. storm closing in. Looking for a safe descent. running from danger and seeking shelter. Off the summit I find myself. Any sign of hope, as I know I am doomed. and through the gloom and sleet and near zero visibility, a sign of hope. a cairn! Hurrah. Safety. A sure way home. Not some bulls**t four stone pile of s**t left by some dumbass feeling a need to leave his mark on the mountain, but an absolute guarantee, a real official looking pile of rocks. This is the real s**t. Look how well made it is. It is a cairn that says if you don't go this way you are a total jackass. Of course. How could I have been so stupid as to not have come up this way!! Down we go. Wheeeee!!!

A no Cairn.

Just trying to come up with a dumber idea.

Here is a start.

How about Leaving poison water bottles in Puerto rico along side streams just to let people know that drinking untreated water might make them sick.
Here's a dumb idea: go off on the guy who is trying to come up with a compromise, so we don't end up with signs.

But maybe you like signs.
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by medic1369 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:16 am

We don't need more cairns or signs. What lies between the ears: that's the ticket.

As has always been the case, some have more, some have less.
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Re: A "No" Cairn

Post by nyker » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:30 pm

Here's a good one from Seoul...on the trail up Baegundae Peak
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