Day 138

Rock cairn!

August 12th, 2010


  1. Jeff says:

    Ancient or matt made……either way this is a wonderful picture. This reminds me of the rock people in Curacau

  2. Karen Too says:

    What a vista. I wonder what is Matt’s elevation here. Look at all that’s visible in the distance. Great shot, and, of course, love the rock cairn.

    I see that I am not the only night owl around here. Even Matt is up rather late.

  3. Gigi says:

    Matt had a pic of another rock cairn before, taken I think in Pennsylvania, but that one was among trees and this one stands alone. Think Matt was squatting when he took this pic to be at eye level with the cairn. Great shot!

  4. marcus says:

    Rock on!……rock…on rock…on rock….

  5. Roe says:

    Tee hee, marcus.

  6. hks says:

    I think your search is complete for what your looking for is before your eyes. You have turned into a great photographer, I can see a National Geographic Photography career in your future.

  7. MN Roxanne says:

    I love making a rock cairn when I’m at the beach… nothing of this magnitude though- beautiful shot Matt…

  8. Blistery Bob says:

    Love it….another great shot.

    We call them STONE MEN…use them a lot in the high mountains to mark the way…I’ve grown to call them STONE SENTRIES…..they guard the travelers way.

    “put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be…………”

  9. Stephen says:

    Up in Canada’s North the aboriginal Inuit create ‘inkshuks’, piled stones that represent people. They are created for various reasons including giving directions. This ancient symbol was used for the logo of our recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Maybe Matt should create one that’s pushing a buggy, just to let people know he’s been there. Here’s a link to more info:

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      I certainly enjoyed watching the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver this past winter. I even managed to score a pair of the red mittens!

      • Candice In Alabama says:

        Watching on TV in my home in Alabama – Ordered the MITTENS!

        • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

          That’s funny Candice. What are you gonna do with mittens in Alabama? lol. Your funny. But good for you for getting a pair.

          I too LOVE the Olympics, winter and summer, each time they are on. My favorite in winter is ice skating and summer is the tumbling/floor exercises. Either way I just love watching them. Vancouver is a beautiful place and surprised at the different types of weather they get there all at once.

  10. Michelle says:

    I’ll bet from a distance this looks like a man. Kinda spooky and cool at the same time.
    Peace, from Michelle in Providence.

  11. Melanie-Rochester, NY says:

    Looks like he’s just sitting and contemplating his own quiet corner of the world….

  12. katzien in austin says:

    What interesting colored and shaped rocks. And look how they are in a ‘field’ of rock. Where did they come from and why are they all consoidated like that? Very interesting indeed.

  13. deb says:

    This is more beautiful then many of the so-called “sculptures” that we’ve seen along Matt’s journey. Add the gorgeous vista and the entire scene is breath-taking. Well done, Matt!

  14. Laurenis says:

    I love this…so much. Great shot, I’m envious of the beauty you got to capture and enjoy in person, but so thankful to be enjoying it vicariously through your site.

  15. Candice In Alabama says:

    Is this a rock quarry? I too wonder why those rocks are there.

  16. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Really pretty how you can see for miles and miles. The sky is looking like rain, the ground goes on forever and this little rock formation looks like it’s sitting meditating. Has a beautiful peaceful spot to sit and meditate too.

  17. Miriam Kates says:

    Am I the only one who was taught to call them ducks?

  18. Nowherebeach says:

    This fellow reminds me of an intelligent rock that was shaped something like a man in an old Star Trek episode. The talking rock brought Kirk and Spock down to his planet against their will to fight it out. They refused and were allowed to leave.

    It’s a good thing you didn’t wake this guy up as you walked by.

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