Forest fire safety has Smokey but this cairn smashing public service bear in Glacier National Park has yet to be named. One of my posts early this summer titled “Why You Shouldn’t Stack Rocks In Wilderness Areas” actually kind of blew up on the internets and this black bear must of read it. The consensus has spoken and stacking rocks is for self serving kooks that need to leave a mark on otherwise pristine natural surroundings and knocking them over is good practice¡¡¡READ MORE HERE!!!
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How do you feel about cairns? Remember Leave No Trace Principals six and seven: Respect Wildlife 🐻 and Be Considerate of Other Visitors🏃♀️ Stacking rocks can have negative impacts on the natural environment. Removal of rocks from waterways can displace aquatic life, like mayflies and stoneflies, and result in increased erosion. ⛰ Cairn construction can also be a safety concern. Tall cairns may accidentally get toppled and could result in injuries. ⛰ Abundant or randomly placed cairns may cause confusion, as they are used to mark routes. Lastly, rock cairns can take away the wilderness character of a place, making it feel less wild. Repost 📸 from @kksnide – thanks for the great video!🙏
….I’m throwing Big Ern The Cairn Smasher or Pebbles for possible names for this NPS spokesperson. Any other suggestion?