Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Rock Cairn

When we are out hiking on unfamiliar trails, especially in the mountains or on the Colorado Plateau, we watch for piles of rocks, called cairns, that indicate a trail. There is also a pastime that involves trying to make piles of rocks and balance them. This image is likely the later since there were no trails on this beach. In some National Parks, I have seen signs telling tourists not to disturb the cairns because they are historic trail markers. I don't think this pile qualifies.

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