Sunday, February 24, 2008

Snow, mist, and a sunset

by theseventhgeneration

This cairn is in a large cairn field in Delaware State Forest, NY. For all the visits I've made to this site, I didn't know it was there until just last week.

After this last snowstorm, I revisited the site and paid greater attention to some details, not only to this cairn, but also to some of the other cairns here.

This cairn has, what I would describe as two vertical faces, which is not unusual at this large cairn site. This is the longer of the two vertical faces:

This is the shorter vertical face:

The sun was just starting to set when I captured it peeking through the pines. The cairn is barely visible as a white hump in the foreground. But, the vertical face is evident, if you look close, in the general direction of the sunset.


pwax said...

2 vertical faces = 2 lines of sight?

theseventhgeneration said...

Yes. I'm going to do another post with photos of some of the other vertical faced piles at this site. For this pile, the 'short' vertical face goes to the wall bulge, exactly as you describe (a bit to the side of it). The 'long' vertical face is at 255. I'm not sure how that works out for the winter soltice sunset here, but it's definitely something worth getting a first hand look at next December, providing it's not too cloudy.