Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rocks on their haunches

by theseventhgeneration
I found a new site this weekend with around 30 rock piles on about 3 acres of land. But before I post those features, something jumped out at me from this area and I felt it was worth bringing attention to - rocks on their haunches. This was brought up here and I can't help but see some similarities.

The first one I noticed is in the foreground of this rock pile picture. It is pointing in a direction different from the others I'm posting. I didn't put a compass on it, but generally speaking it's pointing west.
There are several piles in a line along this ridge. The line of piles comes to a large boulder which I am going to come back to later.

Going up the mountain, now out of the rock pile site, but just above it, I saw this feature again.
This one, that looks like a rock on its haunches, is a stacked rock on boulder that seems to mimic the rocks on their haunches.
Overlooking the rocks in the two prior photos looks like this. If you enlarge the photo, you can see a third rock in the distance. Look closely at the shadows. The direction in this photo is south.
Going back to the boulder, overlooking it, seems to be pointing to a mountain in the distance. The shadows in these pictures look very similar. I bring that up because I didn't get a compass direction on the large boulder. I was only looking at the view of the mountain.

A side shot of the boulder looks very similar to the rocks on their haunches.



pwax said...

I wonder if the shadows are a key?

Corey Hart said...

I see faces in these reminiscent of the "face" in this pic, but very interesting site regardless of the interpretation.

Norman said...

Metamorphic and sedimentary rocks can fold under extreme pressure, so that instead of parallel planes of stone they are tilted on edge.
Isn't that what is being found?

theseventhgeneration said...

Yes, I have no doubt that these are natural, but I question whether or not attention is being brought to them by the one with the stone placed on top and multiple cairn site right next to the last boulder. Is it all coincidental? If it's not, why are these types of natural features being highlighted?

Norman said...

Rock outcrops, erratics or anything of an unusual shape, importance, or having phenomenal characteristics, were often singled out for attention, meaning having stones placed on, against them or nearby. Rock art is often found in such locations, and cairns, to me, can be viewed as a type of rock art.