Why bother walking in the mountains!

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Hoy
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Why bother walking in the mountains!

It is a fast descent! You'll miss the plants though :-\

http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/60965/dokumentar-dreamlines

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Gene Mirro
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So they don't collect seeds and cuttings on the way down?

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

Hoy
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Obviously not. Can't see any bags or secateurs :-\ They're close enough anyway :rolleyes:

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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To answer the title of this post, the reason to walk in the mountains, is not to flaunt a death-wish flying down a mountain like Rocky the squirrel. (google "Rocky and Bullwinkle" if you don't know the reference)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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I have no wish at all to do anything like it but it fascinate me that somebody actually do such things.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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McDonough wrote:

....like Rocky the squirrel

When I was a kid, I had a nickname: Rock.  It was short for Rocky the Flying Squirrel because I was up in the trees all the time. ;D

No attempts at acrobatics, though, except when jumping to the ground!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Mark McD
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RickR wrote:

When I was a kid, I had a nickname: Rock.  It was short for Rocky the Flying Squirrel because I was up in the trees all the time. ;D

Too funny.  Eventually your nickname transitioned into Rock, short for "Rock Gardener"  ;)

By the way, this topic appears as a sequel to:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=893.0

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

IMYoung
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Crazy ! I only just recovered from the last film....... :rolleyes:

I suppose the reason the human flying squirrels have those smoke cans attached to their legs is so they can be found (and the bodies retrieved )  more easily when they smash into a tree or a cliff?  :o :-\

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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RickR
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That thought came across my mind, too....

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

IMYoung
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RickR wrote:

That thought came across my mind, too....

Oh good.... I think we can consider ourselves practical  rather than pessimistic, huh?!!  :-\

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Hoy
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IMYoung wrote:

Crazy ! I only just recovered from the last film....... :rolleyes:

I suppose the reason the human flying squirrels have those smoke cans attached to their legs is so they can be found (and the bodies retrieved )  more easily when they smash into a tree or a cliff?  :o :-\

Not much to find if they hit anything. But their friends will know where to build a cairn in memory :-\

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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