Cairn mitosis?

Sunset light on the (false?) summit of East Royce, the northernmost 3000-footer in the Baldface-Royce Range, where it seems a new cairn has been budded.

June 16, 2007


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Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jun 17, 2007 9:20 pm - Voted 10/10

cairn-itis

Weird illustration of this disease. Is the big cairn on a false summit? Were the Cairn Builders afraid that someone would get lost?

nartreb

nartreb - Jun 17, 2007 9:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cairn-itis

Furthermore,
See that shadow coming from the lower right? That's a signpost!

nartreb

nartreb - Jun 27, 2007 5:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cairn-itis

Actually, somebody just posted a note on a similar photo (taken by one of my companions) suggesting that this is a false summit, and that there's a somewhat higher point further along the trail, with views northward. I think I remember spotting something that might have been a continuation of the trail, but I concluded it didn't go anywhere (certainly not up). But I was tired and may not have seen some slightly higher ground blocked by trees.

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