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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Making a pretty pile of rocks on a beach seems like a nice way to spend a sunny afternoon. But there is some backlash against the art of stone stacking. Humans have been making their mark through rock cairns and monuments for centuries. Now critics say building new ones spoils pristine environments and could be a threat to wildlife.



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#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-12 10:56 AM | Reply

What I don't get is how reading this article is so painful, yet your brain has no sensory nerve endings in it. How does that even work?

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-12 11:09 AM | Reply

Is there anything that constipated environmentalists don't want to ban? What's next? Sandcastles?

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-08-12 11:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You know, the pro rock-stacking people are right. In order to make the pain of reading this article go away, I tried stacking some rocks and it really does have a therapeutic effect just like the pro rock-stacking people said. So the anti rock-stacking people can kiss my butt.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-12 11:30 AM | Reply

The only time this would be a problem is in the wilderness, since rockstanding is used by backpackers and the National Forest Service to mark "trails" where none exist.

Go to the Desolation Wilderness in Tahoe or the Mohave Desert and try to make your way across it without these markers...almost impossible.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-08-12 12:38 PM | Reply

Now critics say building new ones spoils pristine environments and could be a threat to wildlife. Supporters say the health benefits far outweigh any damage.

What s amellky crock............

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-08-12 01:45 PM | Reply

So long as they're stacked where the water will knock them over before the day is over who cares?

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2018-08-12 03:49 PM | Reply

We can't even pick up rocks now? Beaches are going to be banned eventually. If you step foot anywhere near a beach, you will be tarred and feathered and hung from your toes until you die a slow painful death. Because nature.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2018-08-13 12:19 PM | Reply

You have to attend the "right" schools to become that stupid.

#9 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-08-13 07:10 PM | Reply

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