Are you a rock-stacker? Or are you a rock-stack knocker?
The opinion piece, “Stop the Rock-Stacking” on the High Country News website is getting a lot of opinions. Some people get really worked up on the subject of what I like to call “hippie cairns.”
This is not the first time the debate has arisen — Adventure Journal had a 2013 poll on the issues (with most responses falling in the non-knocking category).
(Non-random trail-marking cairn at Round-the-Mountain-Shorthorn Trail Junction, via OregonHikers.org)
HCN author Robyn Martin writes, “Let’s end this invasive practice. Fight the urge to stack rocks and make your mark. Consider deconstructing them when you find them, unless they’re marking a critical trail junction.”
So Lane County, where do you fall on rock-stacking?
For the full anti-stacking piece, click the image below.