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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 7:39 pm 
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I have another secret plan.......and an interest in checking it out next summer.  It's a question that's been on my mind for some time.
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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 8:00 pm 
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I think the best thing to do is just dynamite the entire summit and place a lookout on it like they did here:

Three Fingers Photo Courtesy of John Scurlock
Three Fingers Photo Courtesy of John Scurlock
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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 8:40 pm 
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TrailTrash wrote:
Goodness, I'll provide the Yukon J. for the group that takes on Balanced Rock!

Randy and I are on TT's Balanced Rock team..  But we're not sure if it can stand the weight of his BS!
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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 8:48 pm 
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I will be in the helicopter shooting video and eating a club sandwich.  Any shenanigans and I'll drop a pickle on y'all.
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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Tom_Sjolseth wrote:
TrailTrash wrote:
Goodness, I'll provide the Yukon J. for the group that takes on Balanced Rock!

Randy and I are on TT's Balanced Rock team..  But we're not sure if it can stand the weight of his BS!

lol.gif I don't think the Balanced rock could stand up to it either...

A helicopter might prove once and for all which is taller. Hover above them at a completely level plane and whichever point the blades smack into first wins!

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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Ooo, you'll want to have shoots on and be in the ready position...we are dealing with + or- 10 feet here.

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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 9:31 pm 
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Got one. Who wants to climb?
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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Yeah, I thought of that but the rifle is way cooler wink.gif

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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 9:47 pm 
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One more useless photo:

Balanced_Rock_119
Balanced_Rock_119

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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 9:29 am 
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Galileo wrote:
or maybe you could drop a canon ball from the top of each and see which takes longer to hit the ground. up.gif  up.gif

You mean which takes longer to hit sea level?  winksmile.gif

(By the way, I love that this guy created a membership named "Galileo" just to make this joke.  Awesome.   up.gif  up.gif )
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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 9:33 am 
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Ida know, Galileo seems like a real Touron to me.

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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 9:47 am 
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Foist wrote:
(By the way, I love that this guy created a membership named "Galileo" just to make this joke.  Awesome.   up.gif  up.gif )

Uh...he didn't. wink.gif

You realize you can change your Username temporarily for any post you like, right?  lol.gif

Click on the username to find out whose profile actually posted the comment.
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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 9:49 am 
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No, I didn't realize that.  I am not an expert on the technical elements and bells and whistles of the site.  I think this is to my credit.  tongue.gif
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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 9:50 am 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
I like shooting a leveled rifle from the regular summit toward the balanced rock. If it passes over without impact the regular summit is higher. If there is an impact you can measure and compare the distance to determine the height. I think I saw this on mythbusters. hockeygrin.gif

The problem is that the bullet will drop certain amount as it flies due to the effects of gravity, so you could still hit the balanced rock, even if the main summit is actually slightly higher.

The best way would be to get one party on the summit, one on the balanced rock, each with rifles, shooting their weapons at each other.

Once they're down, they can compare the heights of the bullet entry/exit wounds and whomever has the higher bullet hole, the OTHER party had the higher purchase.

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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 10:04 am 
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Holy crap, I just realized -- DHM is really My Company's Computer Guy!
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