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Murphy's Law Applied to Looking For Boulders


 

by Jamie Emerson

May 05, 2002

There are several rules to remember when looking for new boulders.
  1. When you see an area that you think might have some good boulders, it does not.
  2. When you see what look like good boulders, they are not.
  3. If you wear sandals you will stub your toes.
  4. If you wear sandals you will cut your feet.
  5. Donít wear sandals.
  6. If you wear shorts, your path will lead straight through a path of prickers.
  7. If you wear shorts, your path will lead through jagged talus.
  8. Donít wear shorts.
  9. Donít follow a path.
  10. You will trip and fall.
  11. Always take a pad, brush and shoes in case you actually find something.
  12. If you do take a pad, brush, and shoes with you will be assured that you will not to find anything, and these items most certainly will either be lost or get snagged on trees.
  13. If you go in the summer, you will get eaten alive by mosquitoes.
  14. If you go in the winter, you will end up post-holing, uphill.
  15. Donít go looking for boulders.


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