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Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 25, 2011 11:12PM
finally getting to work on the iceland pics....



oh, and i should look up the name of the glacier hanging out in the background.



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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: Grace62
Date: October 25, 2011 11:17PM
Nice pic matt...

What is the significance of that particular rock pile?
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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: Winston
Date: October 25, 2011 11:30PM
Memorial to a dead Volvo?



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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 26, 2011 01:05AM
Are those rocks Andesite?

Is this a scan from your 4 X 5 large format film camera?
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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: pipiens
Date: October 26, 2011 01:52AM
Nice !
Where in Iceland?
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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: pipiens
Date: October 26, 2011 03:23AM
OK I found it. Looks like Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 26, 2011 07:17AM
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Grace62
Nice pic matt...

What is the significance of that particular rock pile?

Cairns, in my experience, rarely have a particular reason although this one clearly had some focused attention put into it.

yup, starting to go through the 4x5 scans.



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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: MEG
Date: October 26, 2011 09:20AM
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mattkime
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Grace62
What is the significance of that particular rock pile?

Cairns, in my experience, rarely have a particular reason although this one clearly had some focused attention put into it.

My theory is they got drunk on one of those long winter nights and did it just to f**k with the tourists. They are all over the place there.

Keep the pics coming.
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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: Grace62
Date: October 26, 2011 09:29AM
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mattkime
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Grace62
Nice pic matt...

What is the significance of that particular rock pile?

Cairns, in my experience, rarely have a particular reason although this one clearly had some focused attention put into it.

yup, starting to go through the 4x5 scans.

They do have significance, people don't go to all that trouble for nothing. In Iceland they were generally trail markers and landmarks, but sometimes had other origins.
Cairns (It's a Scots word) are found all over the world. Some have religious symbolism too.
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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 26, 2011 09:48AM
Well, I'm separating cairns from more official and direct markers. unless you have a map that says a cairn should be used for navigation, they're usually not useful. at least thats been the case anywhere i've gone hiking.

i guess there is a significant reason why it exists, its just not clear to hikers.



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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 26, 2011 09:57AM
......thank you for ROCKing our world....



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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 26, 2011 10:16AM
btw grace, if you have info cairns for some reason, i'm quite interested. i like 'em - probably because i'm in a good mood when i see them since i've been on a long hike.



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Re: Cairn near Skógar, Iceland
Posted by: Grace62
Date: October 26, 2011 10:39AM
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mattkime
Well, I'm separating cairns from more official and direct markers. unless you have a map that says a cairn should be used for navigation, they're usually not useful. at least thats been the case anywhere i've gone hiking.

i guess there is a significant reason why it exists, its just not clear to hikers.

Many of the cairns are ancient, so the trails they marked are long gone. Some of them are burial markers too.
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