Cairns: More than trail whimsy!

What’s a cairn, you ask?  In its simplest description it is a pile of rocks.  But a picture is worth a thousand words.


Perhaps you’ve seen or even made one of these?  As we continue forward cairns will be used to mark the trail.

But up till now they have predominantly been used the way I’ve known them best: as expressions of joy, accomplishment, and/or to mark a moment of spiritual awareness and insight.  The other day in Vermont we came across a place at the top of a tough climb that had this sign:


This is what we found there:


The energy there was awesome!  Here are some close ups:

Notice the balancing act of the arch!


I thought this one was cool.


Notice the ones balanced on the side of the boulder are built on a single rock tucked into a crack.


A close up.


Would love you to see them all! But to do that you’ll have to make the climb.

Blessings on the journey, Dragonfly


About dragonfly2013at

Years ago i was walking in nature and a dragonfly landed on my hand. My hiking companion commented,"Change is coming in your life." Indeed, it was! I worked in business where pumps were the fashion. I left it for work where orange shoes are appreciated. This suits me. I love what I do. I just need a break to refresh and so I am! I am the 4th of 11 children. Years ago orange shoes assured that I would not be left behind (we moved a lot)...or suffer face first in a snow drift for too long. I will wear orange laces on the hike. Orange is not in hiking boot fashion at this time. Blessings on the journey. Dragonfly
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