Someone has been making Cairns in my neighborhood, there were several on the Northwest point of Lake of the Isles a few weeks ago and I found this one on Cedar’s Hidden Beach last weekend. I wonder if it’s the same person that was making labrynths around here. If you are the cairn-maker or know who it is, I’d like to meet. Whoever it is sure seems to be having fun.
I did some research on cairns last year when I found a bunch of them at Afton State Park, you can read that article here. I think what makes a carin so interesting is that it is so simple in design, yet completely unseen in nature. Animals (lacking thumbs) don’t stack rocks, so it’s a purely human behavior and the skill required is pretty impressive, seriously, take a look at how complex this one is!