Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Turned Around On My Hike Today

I left a worn trail, and heading confidently off  through the woods, to the south west, where there was a gravel road that would take me back home.  But the road seemed to be getting further and further away, and the landscape more and more difficult to navigate, with piles of rocks dumped by the last glacier. No Cell Phone Service, but I decided to trust this whimsical cairn, which pointed me back in the "other" direction.  Sure enough, several hundred feet down a hill was a spring,  and just beyond,  the road.
Rock Cairn with directional stone.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cairn Images

A closer look at a Cairn I posted earlier in the month. This cairn is composed of a series of boulders of differing materials, aligned side by side, with rocks  tucked into the spaces between each rock. Near the "top" of this image..three "heads," looking left, or has my imagination run away with me?

A view along the length of the cairn: a ragged quartz -infused rock closest to the camera, then several boulder piled in a row.  At the "top," three stones, all "looking" left.  

Close up of one of the stones placed at the "top."
Looking left. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Native American Cairn Hunting

Rock Shelter

Spring with lintel stone

Row of rocks under effigy shaped slab

Rock Shelter in the middle of a glacial "dump." I haven't been able to find a safe way to get closer.
Best not to go there. The huge black bear might be looking for a Den. Or, perfect habitat for rattle snakes. 

Looking for the Eye

MJ and a Bird Effigy