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Re: and another one..
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2010, 09:31:13 AM »
New Reality TV Show:  'How far does a bushwalker get on the walking trail before disappearing in a frenzy of big cat paw prints?'   

(No need for an 'elimination round' in this game - not enough contestants left at the end of each day anyway.  Lol.)

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2010, 10:22:34 AM »
LOL Salty, there is a trail in NZ where something like 28 bushwalkers/campers have disappeared.   Serial killers have been ruled out.  Sometimes they find scattered bones.    On my bucket list....walk that trail. ROFL


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2010, 04:08:13 PM »
Really..... which part?   I hadn't heard of it.   

Some places in the wilderness in the south island are a bit odd.  I remember feelinig sure there were eyes on me, out in the valley near Mt. Cool.  I was sitting on a rock, listening to the wind howling in a canyon - no other human in sight for miles.   

Then a guy appeared out of nowhere, laying baits.  Not sure what for.  I didn't strike up a conversation because I was sitting alone in the wilderness waiting for 4 other family members to come back down from a mountain walk up a trail they'd taken in the area behind me. 

28 bushwalkers/campers isn't a bad tally, hey?   

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2010, 04:08:42 PM »
er..... that would be Mt. Cook.  Not Mt. Cool.  Lol

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2010, 04:11:44 PM »
I will go find the name for you Salty


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2010, 04:51:39 PM »
Cool.   

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2010, 11:12:09 PM »
Here we go Salty.....South Island, Heaphy Track.  82 km long track.

I can't find the part with the number of people missing there, so I will have to say disregard the number.  The area is now part of the Kahurangi National Park.  The area was used by Maori and gold miners back in the day.

Its so annoying when you think you read something and then can't find it.  I can't find the mention of 28 anythings in this bloody book, but I swear it was there when I read it last week LOL.  Maybe I dreamed it!  Bugga!


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2010, 11:56:48 PM »
LMAO CE you have got my reading disease; it is called cross memory syndrome, where you recall facts from past reading/research and link it to a different source to where it actually was lol.

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2010, 09:57:19 AM »
maybe that is what it is.  ROFL.  Frustrating!


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2010, 05:13:27 PM »
Thanks CE.  I must have a look see where we went to.  I remember the main towns but not the byways we took.   

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2010, 09:41:06 PM »
Check out the photos of Heaphy Track on this link below.
There are sooooo many places where a person could disappear.
It's an extremely long track.
http://www.nelsonlakesshuttles.co.nz/heaphy_track.htm

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2010, 10:36:48 PM »
What do you think the boot tree is about? Why walk all that way and abandon your boots?
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Re: and another one..
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2010, 08:19:02 AM »
Maybe the boot tree entertains the Kea birds and keeps them away from tearing up tents and other belongings.  Just a thought.

You often find them hanging out near the snow line, and they can wreck the fittings on a car in a matter of minutes with their beaks.  The go for car mirrors, luggage racks, tyres, bumpers, wipers, badges, and a favourite is to turn spare tyre covers on 4WD's into ribbons. 

I imagine they'd turn a tent into confetti with lightning speed.  f you were camping and happened to wander off down to the creek for a few minutes, you could return to find a total disaster.  It's just something they seem to like doing - wrecking inedible things!   So.... boots?....probably.

I know!  The boot tree is a totem to the Kea's offering thanks for not chewing up other things the hikers own.   LOL :)

 


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