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Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215076 by neknitter
Apr 18, 2008 10:09pm
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If I ever start a letterboxing fan-band, I'm totally calling it Squishy Bootsuck & the Trail Babes.

Best. band. name. evar.
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215068 by Kirbert
Apr 18, 2008 10:29pm
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It was most perplexing to us Floridians that you could have mudholes that you couldn't go around.


You've obviously never hiked in the Big Cypress area. ;o)

Since then I've learned that it's considered bad form to go around mudholes anyway.


I know it's considered bad form to do so, but honestly, I bet you can't convince even 1 out of a 100 people to go through the "right" way. My opinion of mudholes is that it's a drainage problem that needs to be fixed. Ultimately, that's the only way trail maintainers are going to stop the mudhole from getting larger. It might involve putting large rocks to be used as stepping stones across the mudholes, boards, or sometimes it's as simple as digging out a place for the water to drain. But in a nutshell, I consider it a trail maintenance issue that needs to be fixed.

-- Ryan
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215289 by Kirbert
Apr 18, 2008 11:43pm
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I was looking for a place to plant a letterbox one time, and found a hole in a tree about five feet off the ground that my container would fit nicely into. The problem was, I couldnt see the bottom! I thought if I just dropped it in there it might fall down inside and I'd never get it out. So I tied a string to my box and eased it on in there. The hole proved to be bottomless -- apparently the trunk was hollow, the box would go all the way to the roots if my string was long enough.

So, I pulled it back out -- and it came out covered with spiders! Aaaaargh! They were a harmless variety, but there was a mess of them. No, that hiding place wouldn't do.


Oh. My. Holy. Moses. Don't ever, EVER do that again without a warning!!!!! I can't decide whether to throw up or have a nervous breakdown.

Scraphappy
who can deal with all thing reptilian
very little exo-skeleton
and absolutely NO ARACNIDS
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215371 by Corax
Apr 19, 2008 5:50am
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Quote Squishy Bootsuck & the Trail Babes.

Best. band. name. evar.


Not a bad trail name, either. Wonder what the sig stamp would look like?
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215153 by Spot Marks The X
Apr 19, 2008 9:23pm
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You could try tying plastic grocery bags around your shoes before you hit the mud. When you're done, you just throw it away. We did this once when my daughter's scout troop provided lunch at a very muddy "Habitat for Humanity" building site. Worked great and our cars stayed clean for the ride home.

BirdWoman/Waltzing pigs
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215682 by Waltzing Pigs
Apr 19, 2008 9:40pm
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That is a great idea Waltzing Pigs. We hike in waterproof boots and then put them IN the bags. But, for those times when we do not HAVE them in the car... easier to keep the bags in teh car! Thanks!
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215290 by Shadohart
Apr 20, 2008 5:12am
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"I was very calm as I pulled out my .22 semi auto and Rambo'd that stupid spider."


LOL... the way they do things in Texas!
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215423 by Kirbert
Apr 20, 2008 8:12am
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Squishy Bootsuck & the Trail Babes.

Best. band. name. evar.


Not a bad trail name, either. Wonder what the sig stamp would look like?


Not sure, but I'm betting it'd be one of the ones that Ryan wouldn't allow on the site. :)
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #215704 by Bandaid
Apr 21, 2008 2:21pm
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"I was very calm as I pulled out my .22 semi auto and Rambo'd that stupid spider."

HA! Well spoken, "Dirty Harry"!
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #216146 by Capt Kirk
Apr 21, 2008 7:34pm
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*blushing* thanks, but it's Harriet! *wink*

18 rounds can do a number on a spider. Very satisfying.

Tee
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #216258 by Shadohart
Apr 21, 2008 11:56pm
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18 rounds can do a number on a spider


Maybe you need to spend some time at the range. It shouldn't have taken more than one. =8)

Shiloh
Re: WAH! The trail was too squishy to get the box!
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Reply to: #216324 by shiloh
Apr 22, 2008 6:02am
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Maybe you need to spend some time at the range. It shouldn't have taken more than one. =8)

Range? *scratchin cheek* Thems one of them fancy shootin places city folk go to, idin it? Shiloh, ya ahot ta know round them Texas parts a range is any whar ya aim yer rifle an how fer ya kin shoot it.

*smirk* What can I say, fear can do a number on a girl's psyche! I didn't want a part bigger than a finger tip left. Ugh.

I didn't clean it up either. Left it as a warning to other spiders. Well until Wes got home and hosed it off anyway. heh

Tee