A Gathering of Cairns

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
See the building of cairns in progress here:
You have them there I see. Nice red ones.
posted November 30th, 2017  
Cairns are the way that people navigate a trail across a rock base. I like the focal depth, keeping the main cairn in focus and the smaller ones behind out of focus. Good picture.
posted November 30th, 2017  
Cairns galore! People love building those cairns!
posted November 30th, 2017  
Love it!
posted November 30th, 2017  
Looks like you couldn't walk far without bumping into one.
posted November 30th, 2017  
@bigdad Judging by the number of cairns in this shot, an awful lot of people must have been getting lost.
posted December 1st, 2017  
Lovely clarity, they make nice shapes for cairns.
posted December 2nd, 2017  
@hellie @bigdad @ranger1 @harbie @kathiecb @terryliv @888rachel
Thank you for your comments about my photo of the gathering of cairns. In this circumstance, I don't think there is much controversy, but in other situations, there certainly is. Some say any disturbance to the environment is upsetting. Others say rock stacking is an art. Most agree that they are helpful to find trails, but in this case, these were not needed for that. The worse thing I've ever heard is from our ranger son who also works as an Emergency Medical Technician. Someone in one of the national parks moved a cairn to set people off in the wrong direction. On a very hot day, a hiker died following those "gag" cairns.
posted December 2nd, 2017  
Yup, a man is gone because kids moved some rock cairns. Senseless.
posted December 8th, 2017  
I love cairns!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
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