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Now I Fly
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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 5:26 pm 
This is a thread to post the mylar balloons you've found. I used to despise them, but somehow my grrrr, has become "Score, found another one". I know, I'm a very sick man. agree.gif
Some of the mylar balloons that I?ve found in the mountains since last fall.
Some of the mylar balloons that I?ve found in the mountains since last fall.
I'm up to nineteen since last summer.

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 6:10 pm 
I have found quite a few. One made me happy. It was still inflated and declared that it loved me. I carried it down the hill. A logger asked me for it so he could give it to his wife, so I did. I guess that way it got recycled.

What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human––animals and aliens are great possibilities

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 6:13 pm 
I've found a bunch near Rampart Ridge over the past couple years. It must be a vacuum for them. Here's my partner liberating a cluster of three last year:

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 7:04 pm 
These ones on Pilot Ridge still had a little helium in them. They are not even mylar.

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 7:32 pm 
I'm encouraging my partners to hike with them attached to packs ..usually 2 or 3 Several advantages..for one it lightens the load by .0005 ounces..thats well over a minute of extra fuel time.. Emergency pillow.. Signaling device (poke hole for the eye sight) Lastly it just looks cool...oh and I also hear rumors to the effect of boosting the cell phone signals in the forest....or valleys...point at balloon..put on speaker phone and yell at the phone for better communication... I think this could be the new tik tok trend...

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 8:05 pm 
I went way out of my way to pick up one mylar balloon. I thought it was a dead hiker. But it turn out to be a really big purple Barney dinosaur balloon.

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 8:08 pm 
I thought of attaching a dozen weather balloons to my pack to lighten my load. party.gif

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 9:09 pm 
Now I Fly wrote:
I'm up to nineteen since last summer.
Only 80 more to go.
Boom!

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PostFri Aug 26, 2022 4:18 am 
Love them

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PostFri Aug 26, 2022 6:58 am 
Malachai Constant wrote:
I thought of attaching a dozen weather balloons to my pack to lighten my load. party.gif
Now we are talking!!! Negative baseweight bro!!! Anyway i must not hike enough... ive only found 1!

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PostFri Aug 26, 2022 11:13 am 
Don’t forget a wrist strap for your air pistol.

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PostFri Aug 26, 2022 11:17 am 
thunderhead wrote:
Now we are talking!!! Negative baseweight bro!!!
This is why I only hike up hill at high tide. Gravitational assist from the moon.

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PostFri Aug 26, 2022 7:22 pm 
Adding my like to other guys that are fans of Nena. What a shock.

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PostSat Aug 27, 2022 8:55 am 
Pyrites wrote:
Adding my like to other guys that are fans of Nena. What a shock.
Funny thing is that my wife and I where at bogu brewing in monroe on Thursday, right about the time this was posted. 99 luft balloons came on. A big old biker started bobbing his head. We had a short conversation about the versions and when it came out. I did my best Casey Cason. I usually do pretty good at guessing 80's music because our bus driver would blast top 40. 6th grade, 99 balloons came in between back on the chain gang and she's a man eater. I used to do an annual trip across blanca before the thaw. I've found a few on the lake.

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PostSat Aug 27, 2022 10:29 am 
Balloons are one of my pet peeves. It is a rare trip that I don't find a balloon. They are terrible litter. I always shoot a photo and record the location. Someday I'm going to make a database to track them.

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