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Report unknown scenic spots?
Yes! Knowledgable locals be damned.
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No! Keep all the hikers on well-known trails.
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PostThu Jul 30, 2020 2:23 pm 
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TellimaChris wrote:
Thanks for all the opinions, and sorry if this has been over many times before. 

No reason to be sorry; how are you supposed to know. People were rude to you. Besides, opinions change over the years. Never hurts to bring up a subject again.*

*except adding a social media considerations to the seven LNT ethics, making them eight. People really get uptight about that for some reason, like as if the LNT canon is closed. The number is seven. No more, no less.  Seven shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be seven. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou six, excepting that thou then proceed to seven. Eight is right out. Once the number seven, being the seventh number, be reached, then, thou shall not number any further Leaveth Noeth Traceth rules thereafter, forever more

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PostThu Jul 30, 2020 2:49 pm 
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Time to post fake reports to try and herd the morons away from the sekret spots. Find a glorious picture (doesn't even need to be of that place, best if its not)  and gloat over how super cool it was and that it had solitude and even lots of ripe blueberries.

Like this:

Just did the Garfield Terrace hike, most beautiful views I've ever seen.
Not another soul on the trail.  Ripe blueberries all around. Most glorious day of my life.  Anyone who hasn't been there is a loser.

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PostThu Jul 30, 2020 11:47 pm 
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Kim Brown wrote:
The number is seven. No more, no less.  Seven shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be seven. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou six, excepting that thou then proceed to seven. Eight is right out. Once the number seven, being the seventh number, be reached, then, thou shall not number any further Leaveth Noeth Traceth rules thereafter, forever more

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Maybe the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch is the solution to Instagram.  wink.gif

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 12:24 am 
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Kim wrote:
The number is seven.

Yes. THIS is the answer.

Sorry, don't know what I was thinking earlier.

coldrain108 wrote:
"Time to post..."

43 33 42.5 N 117 34 28.0 W
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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 7:21 am 
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Ski wrote:
Kim wrote:
The number is seven.

Yes. THIS is the answer.

Well, no; it's actually 42.

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 7:50 am 
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Obviously time for the old codger to weigh in here.

Take your admonishment like the men and women that you are!   rant.gif

In the early days, there were the Mountaineers.  Back then, the mountains were bustling with resource extraction, wood, metals, and grass for the sheep.  But the Mountaineers were not serious people like the others, they were just there to fool around.  Soon their little cars starting clogging the roads built for the logging trucks.  The loggers were pissed.  Not only did the Mountaineers get in the way, but they invited others to go up into the mountains and get in the way.  They actually built trails for recreation!  For some, the mountains would never be the same.

Then came the 100 Hikes book series, and history repeated itself.  Places like Robin Lakes, which had previously had some measure of solitude because there was no established trail, got found.  People were pissed.  For some, the mountains would never be the same.

Next it was social media, and history is repeating itself yet again.  Thunder Mountain Lakes got found.  People are pissed.  For some, the mountains will never be the same.

We have all benefitted from hike books and other hiking media.  Show some humility please.

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 9:05 am 
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Kim Brown wrote:
*except adding a social media considerations to the seven LNT ethics, making them eight. People really get uptight about that for some reason, like as if the LNT canon is closed. The number is seven. No more, no less

People get upright about it for some reason, but not that one.   shakehead.gif
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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 11:10 am 
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texasbb wrote:
This is approximately the 3,584th time we've been over this, and frankly, it's getting old.  Let's switch.

May I suggest:  guns, dogs, hunting, mountain bikes, cairns, billing for SAR, packing out poop, wolves, grizzlies, user fees, bigfoot, PC renaming of peaks, blurry waterfall pictures, compass vs gps, preserving historical structures in wilderness, campfires, who yields to whom, chainsaws to clear wilderness trails, drones, tent footprints, boots vs trail runners, trekking pole length, drinking untreated water, keeping food in the tent, horse poop on trails, supported FKTs.  Not COVID masks, though.

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 11:12 am 
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coldrain108 wrote:
Just did the Garfield Terrace hike, most beautiful views I've ever seen.
Not another soul on the trail.  Ripe blueberries all around. Most glorious day of my life.  Anyone who hasn't been there is a loser.

Dude!  I was at that spot about 2 weeks ago!  Seriously!!!

And YES, there will be a trip report!

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 11:13 am 
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TellimaChris wrote:
Plus, why be selfish and hoard all the nice spots to yourself?

Ever heard of this quote?:

"You kids get off of my lawn!"

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 11:49 am 
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Stefan wrote:
Dude!  I was at that spot about 2 weeks ago!  Seriously!!!

it's a "Doosy" of a spot isn't it?

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PostFri Jul 31, 2020 12:13 pm 
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coldrain108 wrote:
Stefan wrote:
Dude!  I was at that spot about 2 weeks ago!  Seriously!!!

it's a "Doosy" of a spot isn't it?



Yup:

A fine place to stop for a while, and get your bearings...
A fine place to stop for a while, and get your bearings...

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