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Thread: Caches, trigs, and me being slightly an*l perhaps

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    Default Caches, trigs, and me being slightly an*l perhaps

    One thing I notice almost every time I see logs of people doing caches and nearby trigs, or YOSM, is everyone always has the urge to climb on it. Why?

    Let me just say that I see trig points as (very young) heritage and think they should be preserved rather sooner then later.

    Hence I seriously do not get the 'must stand/lay/do xyz' on top of the trigs.
    Mayybe I'm just odd, dunno

    /steps off soapbox

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    I suspect that few serious trigpointers make a habit of this. I certainly have never done so, that might be partially due a lack of gymnastic prowess. I have sat my son on top of a pillar for a photo.

    I agree with your point about heritage, and I suppose that in theory repeated pillar ascents could lead to damage. But to be honest, rabid farmers and council bureaucrats pose a far more realistic threat.

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    Must mean I'm a serious Trigbagger...
    I've never stood/sat/other on a trig, nor had the urge to.
    I usually pat them -if it's one you can reach.

    Yes, I see them as part of our heritage!

    (I have leaned against them though, whilst admiring the view opcorn: :coffee
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    I see them as part of our heritage too. I've touched them and leaned against them, but I've never climbed onto one, or tried to.
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    Have to admit i'd feel quite pleased to be able to get on top of one, never achieved it yet, so console myself with a congratulatory slap!!

    RB
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    Can honestly say I've never had the urge to climb on one - by the time I get to it I haven't got the energy left!

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    This facebook group may explain the compulsion...

    Trigpoint swimming/surfing/standing or just posing next to.

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    Have to admit to leaning on a trig pillar ... there's video proof ... here

    Paul

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    Nice video, Paul!
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    Thanks, Bill. One of a series of geocaching video diaries that I've put together over the last week or so.

    Playlist

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    Cant hear a word of it you've a problem with wind :lol:

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