Painted Rocks

Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.

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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 4,866
    It's definitely a thing a lot of places. We found one in the bushes at my work in MN. It had a link to an Instagram account on it and asked the next person to hide it and snap a picture of where it was find. I brought it home and we took it on our camping trip. The kids hid it at our campsite and some friends found it the next week. It's kind of a neat idea. Especially when you can track where the rock has traveled. The rock we found looked like a baby chick.
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  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 2,350
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.

    Painted rocks are ALL over Ohio as well. 
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,278
    tbergs said:
    It's definitely a thing a lot of places. We found one in the bushes at my work in MN. It had a link to an Instagram account on it and asked the next person to hide it and snap a picture of where it was find. I brought it home and we took it on our camping trip. The kids hid it at our campsite and some friends found it the next week. It's kind of a neat idea. Especially when you can track where the rock has traveled. The rock we found looked like a baby chick.
    Problem is they don't have a good tracking system. When my kids were kids we used to go geocaching and they would have travel bugs that were meant to be moved. Search for the bug and you could pull up a map showing it's travels.
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,278
    Found this one in Bremerton.

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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 12,115
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,278
    Well I'm not much of an artist but here's my first rock to be hidden at Safeco tomorrow.

    #FHP
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 2,388
    If you are touching, moving, making rocks cairns or painting rocks in a state/provincial or national park that would make the person doing that an idiot...
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,702
    edited August 7
    I have never heard of this, but it's a fun idea... I agree with Meltdown's comment about doing it in state/provincial or national parks though. This seems more like something that should be restricted to cities and towns, and kept out of actual natural settings IMO.
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,278
    edited August 7
    Only a moron would make a comment without actually knowing what they're talking about...

    Sorry. This post was unnecessary. As far as I've seen it's an in town phenomenon. Still pretty hard to go hiking and not touch or move a rock. I have hiked a few times.
    Post edited by Horos on
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,350
    i'm throwing painted rock into lake let's see if any one can find it .....
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,278
    i'm throwing painted rock into lake let's see if any one can find it .....
     =) 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 2,388
    Horos said:
    Only a moron would make a comment without actually knowing what they're talking about...

    Sorry. This post was unnecessary. As far as I've seen it's an in town phenomenon. Still pretty hard to go hiking and not touch or move a rock. I have hiked a few times.
    Actually I know what I'm talking about .... When in a national/state park it is illegal to move nature on purpose ... fool
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,278
    Horos said:
    Only a moron would make a comment without actually knowing what they're talking about...

    Sorry. This post was unnecessary. As far as I've seen it's an in town phenomenon. Still pretty hard to go hiking and not touch or move a rock. I have hiked a few times.
    Actually I know what I'm talking about .... When in a national/state park it is illegal to move nature on purpose ... fool
    Actually it's only illegal to remove rocks. The prefix makes a difference. But I guess you know what you're talking about.
    #FHP
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,702
    edited August 7
    Horos said:
    Only a moron would make a comment without actually knowing what they're talking about...

    Sorry. This post was unnecessary. As far as I've seen it's an in town phenomenon. Still pretty hard to go hiking and not touch or move a rock. I have hiked a few times.
    Yeah, it's fun - I'd like to see painted rocks all over town! Me and my friends did this as kids in our neighborhood - I had no idea it was still a thing being done by grown ups. We'd steal rocks from neighbors' rock beds, lol, take them home, paint them up, and return them to the rock beds.... As far as I know, people enjoyed it (it was water soluble of course, so only the grumpiest grumps would have a problem with this IMO). I like the idea of painted rocks being placed in random locations even better.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 3,713
    Cool! I'll keep an eye out at Safeco. Fun times ahead, y'all.
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 14,130
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,179
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.


    you’re married?????  :tired_face:

    who knew?
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 14,130
    Wobbie said:
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.


    you’re married?????  :tired_face:

    who knew?
    his wife and kids?
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 8,441
    mickeyrat said:
    Wobbie said:
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.


    you’re married?????  :tired_face:

    who knew?
    his wife and kids?

    Probably Horos, too. 
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 14,130
    edited August 8
    mickeyrat said:
    Wobbie said:
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.


    you’re married?????  :tired_face:

    who knew?
    his wife and kids?

    Probably Horos, too. 
     come to think of it......
    Post edited by mickeyrat on
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,278
    Wobbie said:
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.


    you’re married?????  :tired_face:

    who knew?
    30 years Rob.
    #FHP
  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,536
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,729
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.

    It seems to be spreading.  We find them here and there around Placerville.  There cool to come upon.

    My girl friend made awesome painted rocks back when we were in high school.  She started doing these when she was around 15 or 16 so that would have been around '68 or so, so the idea goes back a ways.  In fact, I don't remember seeing any before hers.  The sad thing is, the one she gave me was amazing and I lost it years ago.  I sure wish I had it still.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,249
    If you are touching, moving, making rocks cairns or painting rocks in a state/provincial or national park that would make the person doing that an idiot...
    Eh, lighten up brosef!  You must be a real treat at parties lol

    This is a debate that has gone back and forth in the backcountry community for decades and the only consensus ever reached is that if your opinion is that strong on the issue then you are missing the point and failing to achieve the positive benefits of visiting natural spaces.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,179
    Horos said:
    Wobbie said:
    Horos said:
    Is this a national or international thing or just here in the PNW? People are painting rocks and 'hiding' them. My wife is really into it. I plan to leave a few at Safeco. I found this one at White River Amphitheatre this weekend.


    you’re married?????  :tired_face:

    who knew?
    30 years Rob.

    :tired_face:
    If I had known then what I know now...

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