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#67872 - 04/18/13 12:54 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: Rickster]
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And I agreed to help. But then nothing happened.

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#67873 - 04/18/13 01:40 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: rg@ofmc]
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If we are talking about building a swim-up bar at the Gunks (something which I wholeheartedly support), I think we should build it at Split Rock, not on top of Easy O. Just my two cents.
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#67876 - 04/18/13 04:29 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: cfrac]
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Originally Posted By: cfrac
No, you carry it to the summit of Skylight, which guarantees no rain above treeline if the rock comes from the SoEO gully.

Skylight?

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#67877 - 04/18/13 04:43 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: retroscree]
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Skylight, the mountain that sits behind Mt. Marcy. There is a legend that if you carry a rock to the summit you'll get good weather. As a result there are two HUGE cairns on the summit of rocks people have carried up there.

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#67879 - 04/18/13 04:56 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: SethG]
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Originally Posted By: SethG
If we are talking about building a swim-up bar at the Gunks (something which I wholeheartedly support), I think we should build it at Split Rock, not on top of Easy O. Just my two cents.


Actually, Seth, I think the idea of a quick swim on top of the cliff is more appealing than having to trek over to Split Rock after every climb. Plus it would minimize the casual crowds.

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#67883 - 04/18/13 05:31 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: tradjunkie]
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You are right, that makes great sense! Top out to a swim and a beverage. The Gunks will be just like Chamonix.
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#67889 - 04/19/13 03:22 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: SethG]
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Yesterday we topped out and walked off from there. Not a single rock or pebble came down. It can be done people, just pay attention to what you are doing.
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#67893 - 04/20/13 04:08 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: rg@ofmc]
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Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
And I agreed to help. But then nothing happened.


Yes you did. I never got beyond thinking about it. If you're still game, I'll get back to you when I've returned from Hatteras.

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#67894 - 04/20/13 04:58 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: Rickster]
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Still game!

Before we get jumped on, the question then as now is whether the Preserve thinks such a thing is appropriate and whether they would allow it. Neither Rick nor I contemplated just going up there and doing such a thing.

By the way, I understand that imbedded rocks retard washing away of soil, but it seems to me that rocks that are just scattered on top do not significantly restrict drainage and so their removal would not accelerate erosion.

There is, however, no question that over the years, well before Rob and I carted away a few rocks, a deep erosion channel was formed up there.

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