A mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, typically on hilltop or skyline

If you spend time above treeline, you are likely to see a cairn built to mark the way of a trail. Unlike trails in lower elevations, trails across high mountain passes, alpine basins or rocky scrabble can often fade to nearly nothing. A cairn indicates the direction you should heading when the path is not distinct. If you are following such a trail, a cairn is a welcome site–that you haven’t lost your way, a comfort that others have gone before you in this place.

Entries in the Cairn section reflect primarily my experiences with the natural world and chronicle outdoor adventures, most often lived with my husband. They are markers to remember the fullness of the created world and signposts of deeper gifts that Creator gives.