SLSS wrote:Really? You think you're in a pristine wilderness?
I've seen those stacks of rocks in glacier, yellowstone, jasper, banff, in the jewel basin, on the blackfoot river, big hole valley, rock creek canyon, up the fucking north fork of the flathead. Pristine (as it gets these days) wilderness, yes.
Of course they don't rise to the level of selling public land or exploratory mining, but to me they represent the incomprehensible need for humans to leave a mark on everything they touch and the apparent impossibility of just letting anything just fucking be as it is and was. Same fair weather fuckin instagram tourists that build those things leave behind the cliff bar wrappers and packs of spirit cigarettes I pick out of river rock, and spend a couple hours on change.org thinking they're saving the planet. Fuck them.
Topical: I wouldn't actually shove an entire stack of flat rocks up anyone's ass. They wouldn't fit. Even the most accommodating ass would probably only take a couple of the small more roundish ones balanced right on top before something had to give. Really its the act of trying that would have a lasting impact. If some guy chased you downriver with a handful of small rocks covered in vaseline you'd probably never go back there, which is the point anyway.