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Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 05:23:33 MDT Print View

I've been thinking about all the various interesting gear that I found abandoned on trails, and thought to share my finds. May be you can also share your story of interesting equipment.

1) Lately I have been finding a lot of those rubber caps that go on the hiking pole tips. I think people don't realize they are supposed to take them off, and they fall on the trail, or perhaps they are littering. I take them home and cap my extra spare poles.

2) One time I found some expensive looking Gucci women's sunglasses in the middle of the trail. So I picked them up and put them in a visible spot on a big boulder. On my way down from the mountain, I see this old lady hiking up with... her new pair of Gucci glasses. She was happy 8-D

3) In Malibu years ago, we got off trail, cut bush, then found a giant US flag in good condition. My guess is strong wind blew it over. I packed it in, brought it home and cleaned it.

4) A fisherman's hat with the fish hooks on the sand in the middle of the JT desert.

5) Came down from a punishing San G mountain day hike. I was the last car in the parking lot. Found a pair of expensive (at the time) Germany Leki Super Makalu Anti-Shock Trekking Poles with German writing. They were sold in the German market. I suspect a tourist finished late in the dark also, forgot the poles while getting unpacked, and left.

6) then there are the assortment of baseball caps, and children's gloves.

7) another time in Big B camping with the scouts, found some high caliber rounds.

8) Years ago, a friend had this amazing luck of finding money on the trail, or even scuba diving.


Your turn.

What objects or gear have you found on the trail that was of curious interest?

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 08:46:26 MDT Print View

Found a Columbia nylon hat on the LT last year.. cleaned it up.. quite comfy. Also found a pair of cheap flip flops and since i didn't have any camp shoes they came with me the rest of the way.

I've found a bunch of mini baskets for trekking poles.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 09:10:44 MDT Print View

a tent, ice axe, random single gloves.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.wordpress.com
Road Presents on 07/12/2013 09:51:59 MDT Print View

Not a backpacking story, but on our 2012 bike trip, myself and two friends had to replace a tube on my buddy's univega four times. Doing so stripped our wrench terribly. We were worried we wouldn't e able to fix it a fifth time.

Then, we found a brand new Mini Craftsman monkey wrench on the side of the road. Worked for the rest of the tour!

I also found a sweet L.L. Bean ranger hat.

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 10:07:19 MDT Print View

Went on a trip with my younger brother in law. It was colder than expected the first night. The second night we were expecting the same. While we gathered wood for a fire we found a heavy synthetic L.L. Bean sleeping bag and a couple of bags of Ramen. We unzipped the found bag, shared it as an overbag and ate hot Ramen. We hiked out the next day and brought the "new" bag with us.
-James

robert mckay
(rahstin) - F

Locale: The Great Land
Stuff on 07/12/2013 10:08:22 MDT Print View

Too many broken water bottles. Too much trash :( My friends found a titanium .44 mag hiking outside of Fairbanks. Checked it out with the cops, now they are the proud owners.

Billy Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
leave it on 07/12/2013 10:21:10 MDT Print View

I have found a ton of things over the years.

But I leave it where it is... in case the owner returns looking for it...

b

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: leave it on 07/12/2013 10:25:38 MDT Print View

me too.

Jeff M.
(Catalyst) - M

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
Cuben on 07/12/2013 10:32:20 MDT Print View

Besides the random water bottle or bear canister one time I found a cuben duomid...just sitting there pitched...so I took it. I figured carrying the extra weight the rest of the trip would be worth it. ;)

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.wordpress.com
Pack it out! on 07/12/2013 10:41:40 MDT Print View

I hope I'm not the only one, but I have never left the woods without somebody else's trash in my pack.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.wordpress.com
Re: Cuben on 07/12/2013 10:42:25 MDT Print View

HA! Any BPL members lose a DuoMid when they went peak-bagging?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 10:45:49 MDT Print View

1. Lots of rubber caps for trekking poles.
2. Lots of lens caps for cameras. Mostly Nikon, oddly enough. Mostly small ones.
3. Coins. I generally score about 25 cents per day.
4. Ballpoint pens.
5. Bandanas. I could go online with a used bandana store.

--B.G.--

Angus A.
(mangus7175) - F

Locale: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com
Re: Cuben on 07/12/2013 10:50:38 MDT Print View

WOW a cuben duomid? I hope that was really something that was left behind. I would hate to be that guy coming back to my camp to find out my $H17 was $%#&@ with.

Wish I was as lucky to find something like that...only things I've found were bandanas, hats, glasses, etc. nothing major.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.wordpress.com
Nikon on 07/12/2013 11:01:06 MDT Print View

Bob,

I've lost two Nikon lens caps.

-M

Mike W
(skopeo) - F - M

Locale: British Columbia
What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 11:19:20 MDT Print View

I was day hiking a fishing trail and came across a couple of young guys that had backpacked in and set up camp right on one of my favorite fishing spots. I stopped and chatted with them for a few minutes and they were planning an extended stay. When I returned a week later, their camp had been washed out by a flash flood (I knew they had set up in a poor spot but figured they knew what they were doing... apparently not). I figured they must have abandoned their stuff in the middle of the night because the entire camp was still there, soaking wet tent, sleeping bags, fishing rods etc.). I left everything as it was, thinking they would return to claim their gear. I returned a couple of times over the next month and scavengers and the river took care of the gear.

On the flip side, I was on a backpacking trip with my kids when they were young teens and we had an apparent communication problem. I thought my son had gone and grabbed the bear bag but apparently he thought I had gotten it. We had left my bear bag up a pole and since we hiked out in one day, we didn't notice it was missing until we got home (600 miles away). I lost my stove, a gas can, my pot and some food utensils (as well as the bag). I always imagined it hanging there until the fall when nobody was around and a ranger would retrieve it.

Edited by skopeo on 07/12/2013 11:20:05 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Nikon on 07/12/2013 11:21:37 MDT Print View

I lost a Nikon. Or was it some other brand, I forget.

If anyone found it would you please send it back to me? : )

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: What interesting gear have you found on the trail on 07/12/2013 11:33:32 MDT Print View

Snotty industrial-strength handkerchief/bandanna. To my wife's horror I washed it and now use it.

Baby's bib, to my kid's delight I wore it down the trail, then tied it to a post at the trailhead.

Assorted fishing lures, often in trees near a river or lake.

30 feet nylon parachute cord.

Many tent stakes from many sites.

I generally carry out any garbage I come across.

I left food hanging once, discovered it at the trailhead, always wondered what happened to it.

Many years ago some friends had their off-trail campsite raided while bagging a peak, they lost everything of value.

M G
(drown) - F - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah
Cuben duomid on 07/12/2013 11:38:30 MDT Print View

You took it? How could you know it was forgotten? A pitched cuben shelter was unlikely to be forgotten. If you are not joking and trying to bait a reaction here you have questionable ethics in my book.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 11:49:33 MDT Print View

Found a campsite with cheap tent, sleeping bags, and rotting food and package scraps in Yosemite near Cloud's Rest in the springtime, looking like it had overwintered. We were on the way in for a week so I just left it. All I could guess was that the owners got hit by a fall storm and left the tent and bags to let them travel light.

Couldn't find my Timex Indiglo watch packing at home in California. Then on the trip, my wife fell partly down a cliff on the West Coast Trail in Canada. Luckily a branch caught between her back and pack stopping her. During the fall, as she was grabbing at brush she managed to grab a... Timex Indiglo watch matching mine.

Forgot to pack my water bottle when heading for Mt. Whitney this spring. Planned to dig in the trash for a used soda bottle, but found a bike bottle in the parking lot. Then saw the same Nalgene going up, and back down the trail two days later so I snagged that.

Lost 2 pair of gloves in different parking lots two winters ago, but found two pair of gloves under chairlifts when skiing the same year.

Just call me even steven.

kevin timm
(ktimm) - M

Locale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
Garmin Rhino on 07/12/2013 11:51:15 MDT Print View

THat wintered at 13000 feet and still worked

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 12:22:51 MDT Print View

I've seen a bunch of gear a number of times - tent, sleeping bag, a few other items, fairly low quality, laying on the ground. I just leave it because it's too heavy to carry out.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Re: Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 12:47:36 MDT Print View

Yeah, flannel-lined, polyester-filled sleeping bags are the most common, large item left behind. Depending on the setting, I suspect teen-aged lovers or someone who wasn't going to camp again and didn't want to carry it back.

Glass bottles. When left in a USFS cabin, I imagine someone rationalized it as, "Someone could use it as a drinking cup or candle holder." But really, it was heavy trash they left behind.

Hunting camps will get things brought in but not out over the years. Some woodcraft stuff - tables and chairs from saplings, some thing flown or hiked in. There does seem be enough "pride of ownership" that they don't leave trash. And in bear country, they don't leave food waste.

A lot of things I'll carry out. Especially if it's my last day out.

Edited to add: walking my beach there is lots of sport and commercial fishing gear. My best finds were a Casio dual-time-zone, analog/digital wristwatch. And a Leatherman in good shape. On another beach, we found an upper-end halibut rod. In Prince William Sound we found a fiberglass kayaking paddle. We returned it to the kayak rental company who said the last renter would be happy to have the $200 charge reversed.

Edited by DavidinKenai on 07/12/2013 12:54:57 MDT.

Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
Similar on 07/12/2013 13:04:54 MDT Print View

Rubber pole tips.

Titanium spoon, at Guitar lake. Feels better than most, it has a place in my pack now.

Full mountain biking gloves. They go in my kite buggy bag now.

Steve

Zach Waller
(Zach156) - F
** on 07/12/2013 13:34:32 MDT Print View

....found more trash than anything, and discarded clothing. But one time while setting up camp in what i thought was a scarcely traveled area i look down and see something shiny in the dirt below my hammock. Reached down and pulled it out and it was a mens gold wedding band. The most odd part about it was i wasn't at a campsite. I had just tied up between two trees a good bit off the trail and had to be atleast 10 miles or more from the trailhead. Made me wonder how it got there/how old it was all night...

Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Presence
Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 13:48:38 MDT Print View

Speaking of which, if someone found a faded green "John Deer" hat between Redfish Lake and Flatrock Crossing, I'd love to get it back. Was trying out my new pack last year and not being used to it, forgot to buckle one of the buckles that was holding my hat in place. It's only a hat, yes....but it's a bit sentimental to me.

A long shot, I know....but thought I'd throw it out there. Anyone?

Jeff M.
(Catalyst) - M

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
Re: Cuben duomid on 07/12/2013 13:53:43 MDT Print View

"You took it? How could you know it was forgotten? A pitched cuben shelter was unlikely to be forgotten. If you are not joking and trying to bait a reaction here you have questionable ethics in my book."

Come on now...sarcasm - hence the emoticon. I would hope no one on this forum would steal someone's gear. Besides, if someone lost a cuben duomid I'm sure the entire forum would know about it. :)

Edited by Catalyst on 07/12/2013 14:02:11 MDT.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 13:59:50 MDT Print View

Innumerable plastic bags of dog poo left on the side of the trail. I'd rather they flipped it into the bushes with a stick than render it a permanent part of the trail side. My dog has his own pack to avoid such things. He makes a good trash hauler with that rig.

Toby with luggage

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 14:02:04 MDT Print View

What a beautiful dog!

What breed?

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Re: Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 14:20:59 MDT Print View

On a day hike with the family, my daughter in a child carrier, dropped her ruffed monkey without us knowing. We didn't realize did we had everyone back in the car. I was about to go hike the whole 7 miles again to look for it (yeah it's that important) but found resting on a fence post near the trail head, much to the relief of my daughter , and wife! Thanks to whoever found it and brought it back!

TJ Wharton
(Thadjw)
Re: lost ring on 07/12/2013 15:08:00 MDT Print View

If it was in large cavern by a pool... Mine

Scott Bentz
(scottbentz) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Found on Trail on 07/12/2013 15:31:24 MDT Print View

Hiking in the desert I found a whole bunch of water stashed under a bush. I drank it all and left the empties behind...

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Found on Trail on 07/12/2013 15:34:43 MDT Print View

Scott,

I hope it was not so somomes stash.

Richard Fischel
(RICKO) - F
and every once in a while you read a post on 07/12/2013 15:40:05 MDT Print View

like this

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1025389/Found_skis_Mt_Rainier_near_Cam#Post1025389

in a lost-and-found section.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
AT in the spring on 07/12/2013 16:16:07 MDT Print View

If collecting gear is your thing then hike the AT approach trail in the spring during peak thru season. I have found tents, cook sets, bear canisters, axes, food bags, sleeping bag and countless articles of clothes plus hordes of smaller items. Local Boy Scout tripos could be completely geared up if they hiked that trail on a regular basis.

Charles G.
(Rincon) - M

Locale: Desert Southwest
What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/12/2013 18:23:42 MDT Print View

A case of gelatin dynamite, 200' of primer cord, 24 blasting caps and 50' of 1 ft/min fuse. I'm not sure this counts as gear but it does count as a find. BTW, I left it where it was and reported it to the USFS. A trail crew had left it there by mistake. I wouldn't have wanted to be the crew foreman on Monday.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Re: Found on Trail on 07/12/2013 18:33:59 MDT Print View

>"I hope it was not someone's stash."

I had a regular route with the dog and I'd leave a gallon jug of water and a water dish tucked under a tree to give her a drink mid-hike (there was road access to the mid-way point).

I'll cache food and drink in advance of a very long (40-60 mile) day hike. It wouldn't be a survival situation if someone took it, but it would bum me out to do 10 miles without the food and water I'd planned on.

In a SW desert, taking a few gallons of water from someone's cache of water could result in a few dead undocumented immigrants.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Found on Trail on 07/12/2013 19:05:26 MDT Print View

Sarcasm. It's hard for some to fathom.


Found $2 today in the woods with the dog.

A liter Nalgene bottle filled to the very brim with some excellent tequila. Found amongst a bear ravaged campsite on the Lost Coast. Improper food storage. 1 Lara Bar also there untouched.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Re: Found on Trail on 07/12/2013 19:42:26 MDT Print View

CharlieDog found a yellow tennis ball at a totally off-trail lake in the Winds. He was thrilled.

Gerald L
(Mtngeronimo) - F

Locale: SoCal
Found on Trail on 07/12/2013 22:01:21 MDT Print View

Garcia Bear Canister on JMT. First thought was some unwitting traveller dropped his food. Further inspection of the water logged contents revealed the ugly truth. Misc. trash including a pair of soiled tighty whities and possibly the remains of a WAG bag. Though tempting to score on a canister, I could never bring myself to store and eat from the soiled container as such would be a constant reminder at mealtime.

Edited by Mtngeronimo on 07/12/2013 22:02:04 MDT.

Don Amundson
(amrowinc) - M

Locale: Southern California
Trail Finds on 07/12/2013 23:47:16 MDT Print View

I found a hat once on the trail. It took me awhile to realize it was mine. I'd lost it the year before.
I have a theory that if you look hard enough you'll find a tent stake at every camp and I've found some and lost some.
I really feel guilty on the trail when I realize I dropped something out of my pocket, mostly trash. I double up on my trash pickup on the way out when that happens.
And by the way, if anyone found a long handle titanium spoon about halfway between Muir Pass and Le Conte canyon a few years back just keep it. I learned to carve spoons out of sticks and ended up switching to plastic spoons as a result of that loss. I haven't lost a spoon since.
Over the years I've continued to renew my rights to my trail name.

Still Lookin'

Tanner M
(Tan68)
Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/13/2013 04:41:02 MDT Print View

Well, this has been fun and I have literally laughed aloud.

3 red tent poles. Person came by the next day hunting them.

2 times, small piles of human waste. 1 on the trail, 1 with some little effort to conceal it. Bears don't use tissue...

1 hunting dog that missed the ride home. He staid with us until we had to go home...

Countless piles of stone. Some large some small. All mysterious...

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.wordpress.com
Damn, forgot something! on 07/13/2013 11:07:13 MDT Print View

I was wondering where I'd left all my stone. Thanks Tanner!

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Pack it out! on 07/13/2013 15:24:21 MDT Print View

"I hope I'm not the only one, but I have never left the woods without somebody else's trash in my pack."

You will rarely see me packing out other people's trash.


differential

I did find this, but someone grabbed the gear(s) before I got to it. Too heavy for me to pack out.



magazine

We left this magazine where we found it.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
lots! on 07/13/2013 16:26:33 MDT Print View

Sleeping bag (cheap)
Tents (2 or 3) (cheap)
Packs up trees and contents everywhere (probably lost during flood)
Cigarette lighters (plural)
Sunglasses (plural)
Shoes (usually one at a time)
Trekking pole (Makalu Titanium)
Camera lens covers
Food (including 1 kg block of cheese in good condition)
Fuel bottles
Ancient rifle (not historic, just rather old)
Ancient ammo for rifle
Ancient saddlery - possibly even 'historic'
Ancient waterbottle - probably historic
Ancient cannon - definitely historic
Ancient gold stamping battery, definitely historic
Antique cars, rusting
Remains of (many) pot (grass) plantations, with tools, pots, chicken wire etc etc

I could go on ...

Cheers

Edited by rcaffin on 07/14/2013 01:40:35 MDT.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.wordpress.com
Love your Mother on 07/13/2013 21:59:51 MDT Print View

I encourage everyone to pack out other people's trash, when reasonable.

Leaving it better than you found it is a courtesy that more than makes up for the disregard of others, and seeing a pristine wilderness might keep would-be litterbugs from justifying their actions.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Love your Mother on 07/13/2013 22:30:55 MDT Print View

"I encourage everyone to pack out other people's trash, when reasonable."

When contradictions exist, check your premise.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Love your Mother on 07/13/2013 22:53:35 MDT Print View

Max,

I'm with you on this topic. I guess I've been a professional babysitter for enough years and have been on enough police calls in the military that it doesn't bother me to pack out the occasional water bottle or whatever.

That is with the exception of this "artifact" that I found in the Juniper Dunes Wilderness. I figure he's been sitting there since the '70s or early '80s without hurting anyone so I left him alone.

.Pepsi

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Love your Mother on 07/13/2013 23:52:28 MDT Print View

+1, Max.

Personally, when I've hiked 20 miles without seeing any trash and then there is a piece, (1) it typically is a little scrap that most likely got dropped accidentally as someone pulled out a bandana or some such, and (2) it is jarring enough to see it and more upsetting to know if it remained there after I passed. Sure, it "belongs" in someone else's pocket. But I'd rather it was in my pocket than on the trail.

We are social creatures. Most people comply with most societal norms. If the norm (as evidenced along the trail) is "some people litter" then lo and behold, some people will litter. Whereas in places where "essentially no one litters", then almost no one litters. So I skew the results. I try to make hikers, collectively, look better than they actually are. A small fraction of people doing a little more than their share can change the mindset of the masses. I've seen behaviors improve over the decades (not perfect, but improved) about litter, cutting live trees, fire circles, not cutting switchbacks, etc despite there being many more people on the trail now.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Re: Re: Love your Mother on 07/13/2013 23:58:58 MDT Print View

Ian, at what point does an old pepsi can turn from garbage to a relic of archaeological significance that needs to be left in situ so that future generations will be able to study them?

Given enough time even the contents of feces can become an object for study by the professional archaeologist, but I'm not sure where the demarcation point is for a can.

Edited by millonas on 07/14/2013 00:01:44 MDT.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Massive amounts of trash, on 07/14/2013 00:00:02 MDT Print View

I've been to a couple places where I could not pack out the trash. I would need a pack animal to pack out the trash, and even then it might be a couple trips. It's really depressing.
Maybe I should burn it all? It would be better than just leaving it there.

Yes, I've left a few items in the wilderness. A couple water bottles, a pair of synthetic socks, a few tent stakes. I do feel bad about that.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Re: What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/14/2013 00:10:21 MDT Print View

10" cast iron skillet, if you consider that "gear".

Fortunately, a USFS ranger out on a really long day packed it back out.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Re: Love your Mother on 07/14/2013 00:10:37 MDT Print View

"Ian, at what point does an old pepsi can turn from garbage to a relic of archaeological significance that needs to be left in situ so that future generations will be able to study them?"

If my first reaction is "What kind of a &%#$%^& arsehole would just leave that here?!?" then I pick it up.

If my first reaction is "Holy crap! I was wearing bellbottoms the last time I saw one of those!" then I leave it alone.

Edit: I couldn't remember for sure but per wikipedia, that has been sitting there for at least 33 years. Was it left there by some Palouse farmer? Maybe an unsung hero of the Cold War from Hanford? Kennewick Man's great great great great great great great grandson? Dunno.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverage_can

Edited by IDBLOOM on 07/14/2013 00:17:22 MDT.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Love your Mother on 07/14/2013 00:12:39 MDT Print View

I'm not %100 sure how, but I think that logic is a bit like only wanting to save the "cute" animals from extinction ;-).

Edited by millonas on 07/14/2013 00:13:40 MDT.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Love your Mother on 07/14/2013 00:19:22 MDT Print View

"I'm not %100 sure how, but I think that logic is a bit like only wanting to save the "cute" animals from extinction ;-)."

I'm ok with that.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Just remember.... on 07/14/2013 00:22:06 MDT Print View

...every arrowhead you find in the wilderness is the result of someone who wasn't yo diggity down with LNT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Just remember.... on 07/14/2013 00:26:03 MDT Print View

Cans fro the 70's are a no, but pottery shards from the 1870's is OK? Where is the line? I find condensed milk cans in the middle of the desert. I leave them. Mylar balloons I'll pack out, The can is no threat to anyone.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Just remember.... on 07/14/2013 00:31:06 MDT Print View

If you hike around the Death Valley National Park backcountry a little bit, you will come across some great collector's items in the way of dead automobiles on and off trails. It's fascinating to try to identify the make and model based on a rusted hulk.

--B.G.--

Tanner M
(Tan68)
Re: Re: Just remember.... on 07/14/2013 02:04:01 MDT Print View

The ghost of an AMC Gremlin trying to make it to Disneyland.

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
What interesting gear have you found on the trail? on 07/14/2013 05:48:11 MDT Print View

Speaking of rubber pole tips? I leave mine on because they tend to leave fewer marks on the trail and are a whole lot quieter than hearing click, click, click as I go down the trail. But I have to confess that I have also lost a couple over the years.

Twice in the last five years I have had my cache of water stolen. I wish people would not steal water unless it was an emergency.

I have not been lucky enough to find anything "good" on the trail that others left behind. I have only found their trash, which really pisses me off!

Fred eric
(Fre49) - MLife

Locale: France, vallée de la Loire
no one on 07/14/2013 07:22:44 MDT Print View

I checked this thread, but seems no one found, my bpl1100 pot with bushbuddy and myog spinntex bag that my wife lost the first day of a 5 day winter hike in the Vercors mountain.