Elkhorn Peak summit cairn

Now that is what you can call a big cairn. At least 8-9 feet tall (close to three meters) Mountaingazelle provided this information:
"The eight foot summit cairn was built in 1878 by Henry Gannett and Allen D. Wilson and still stands today"


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lcarreau - Jul 14, 2009 12:39 am - Voted 10/10

A cairn as Photo of the Day ???

Great cairn, Dean!


Dean - Jul 14, 2009 10:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A cairn as Photo of the Day ???

Thanks Larry, I sure didn't expect this one to be POTD. Melinda has a similar (and better pic of it) posted on her Elkhorn Peak page.


yatsek - Jul 14, 2009 4:09 am - Voted 10/10


I'd call it a fossilized haystack. :-)


Moonhiker - Jul 14, 2009 5:12 am - Hasn't voted


to say how big it is. There is no any object to compare.
No scale.


Dean - Jul 14, 2009 6:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Difficult....

It is over my head by two and a half feet so I'd call it about 8-9 feet high. Thanks for pointing out the scale aspect. (I never suspected that this would be chosen POTD) ; )


BigRob - Jul 14, 2009 3:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Cairn Envy

That's what you get when yours is so much bigger than average.


lcarreau - Jul 14, 2009 6:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cairn Envy

Yes, and some folks have a fascination for



Dean - Jul 14, 2009 10:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cairn Envy

I should re title it to "Big summit cairn" Just plain "summit cairn" doesn't do it justice.

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