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Stones
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PostThu May 31, 2007 10:25 pm 
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Does anyone have any idea what this post is or what purpose it serves?  I found it in the Horse Heaven Hills above Benton City.
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PostThu May 31, 2007 10:32 pm 
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That's for hanging campsite keys, similar to what hotels use for room keys, but only outside.
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PostThu May 31, 2007 10:36 pm 
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No, no, no!  It is a liner sock drying rack.  Any fool can see that. rolleyes.gif
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PostThu May 31, 2007 10:37 pm 
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No it isn't.  It's a hitching post for those little yippy yappy rat dogs that aren't allowed on the trails.  They look really cool when there's 10 or so Y.Y.'s tied up to it and hanging off the top hooks.

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PostThu May 31, 2007 10:46 pm 
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No no, you're all wrong.  It's a trail camera for detecting power-walkers.  The little loops are speed sensors.
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PostThu May 31, 2007 10:51 pm 
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It's used by Homeland Security for purposes that cannot be disclosed.

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PostThu May 31, 2007 10:59 pm 
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It's for leaving notes for others...like "Joe's B'day party" so folks'll stop tacking up paper plates all over the trees! tongue.gif

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PostThu May 31, 2007 11:01 pm 
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Come on, spill it Quark!   confused.gif What is it?

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PostThu May 31, 2007 11:32 pm 
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Quark wrote:
I know exactly what that thing is.   up.gif   I helped install one once on a WTA work party at that little wildlife refuge near Winthrop.

A twig counter??
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PostThu May 31, 2007 11:37 pm 
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The Horse Heaven Hills are home to Bickleton (Jeremy's grandparents live there) which is the "Blue Bird Capitol of the World."  Thus, this is a super-duper hi-tech blue bird hotel for the ones who don't figure out how to migrate for the winter.

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PostThu May 31, 2007 11:39 pm 
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peppersteak'n'ale wrote:
Quark wrote:
I know exactly what that thing is.   up.gif   I helped install one once on a WTA work party at that little wildlife refuge near Winthrop.

A twig counter??

Why the hell would a twig need a counter?

Now you're implying that twigs have kitchens.

I sense a conspiracy. paranoid.gif

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PostFri Jun 01, 2007 12:39 am 
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It's actually an old remnant of what used to be Sheep Heaven Hills. (They changed the name back in '76 but that's another story.) Anyway, they used these to capture errant sheep. They put the sheep's favorite food in at the top where the holes are and when the sheep comes close to eat the food, he becomes ensnared to the post much like a piece of cotton sticks to velcro. See the resemblance between the hooks of the post and the hooks on velcro?
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PostFri Jun 01, 2007 6:18 am 
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You folks are cracking me up  lol.gif

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PostFri Jun 01, 2007 6:55 am 
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Looks like a climbing wall for bugs, with suitable belay points.
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PostFri Jun 01, 2007 7:01 am 
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It's a biner drying rack/organizer. Normally only seen on Yosemite big wall routes.
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