Sunday, July 24, 2011


Everyone needs cairns to guide their paths, both literally and figuratively.  Many cairns can be found along hiking trails high in the Rocky Mountains.  One of my favorite set of cairns marks the path up the back side of Pikes Peak.  The trail starts from the Crags, and once above timberline, there are a series of cairns that guide you to the Eyebrow where the trail then heads over to the Devil's Playground and on up to the Summit.

Pikes Peak Cairns

Cairns can also be a playful display of talent and artistic ability:

Cairns can also be used to mark special places:

The Wiz At His Favorite Spot Along Barr Trail

There are many figurative cairns - family, friends, colleagues, nature, faith, reason - what are your cairns?

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