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Rock cairns at Joshua Tree



Traveling to Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park, I found these rock cairns built by previous visitors.  This one stood out because of its Asian-like structure.  The scene was very Zen.  I sat beside the formation for several minutes, concentrating on being in the moment. 

I tried to frame Big Bear mountain in the photograph, but the close focus on the cairn meant that the plane of apparent focus did not extend to infinity.  Still, I think the image captures the feeling of the place as I felt it.


Written by Brian Fancher

February 2, 2010 at 1:50 am

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  1. Hi Brian; It’s an Inukshuk and it is Inuit (native people of Canada’s north). You will see a lot of Inukshuk symbolism in these Winter Olympics.

    Cathy Williams

    February 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm

  2. Thanks, Cathy. I’m looking forward to the Games. Are they here yet?

    Brian Fancher

    February 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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