Post what you do when you see this shit innawoods
I'll go first OK
I never ran into one of these but it is sure as hell annoying that people build this shit.. animals used these rocks (and now it is a danger to them if they try to investigate it for example), just dont do this shit
I'd find a nice place to sit and observe it until some fuck like you came along. Then I'd break your fucking nose after you kicked it over.
You have no clue if that is a trail marker or not.
I would like to get a ruling, are these little snow cairns? I don't want to kick the wrong thing.
I very very rarely come upon them down here in Texas. If it looks cool I walk up and admire it maybe take a pic if it's lame I keep walking. Built one myself once out of some pretty big stones and people have kept adding to it.
Oh good, I was wondering when the next whiny babby troll thread would be posted.
I tear it down, naturally. They ruin the view.
We only use color-coded poles or tree markers for that. Cairns are only used in old, historical milestones.
Cancerous American trail culture? No thanks!
>Post what you do when you see this shit innawoods
I have yet to come across a pile of rocks like that but if I did, I'd knock it down.
In the woods = knock it down
At a difficult mountain pass where a permanent trail is impossible, but people not sticking to established routes will cause erosion and kill whatever vegetation that can manage to grow there = leave it alone
I was on a drained lake at Rickets Glen in PA, and we used them to mark a safe way through the mud that could reach 6 feet deep.
However, I saw some along a path to a waterfall up in Ithica that someone clearly took the time to climb over to a ledge and build. Two well placed throws of a rock knocked it down :)
>use rocks to guide people into six foot deep mud
>when it happens, you're nowhere near
Albeit if you screw up, you have to explain how you got stuck in the deepest mud when the path was clearly marked.
Wew lad. I hate to break it to you but the things that happen to shitheels who come skulking out of the woods with intent to harm someone aren't nice. Least not in my neck of the woods. I'd literally shoot you.
In the UK we have a lot of cairns, generally at the top of fells, at junctions in paths and on paths through scree/boulders to mark the way. Everyone accepts them and big ones are even marked on maps. I've never seen ones like that.