Cairns at Mirror Lake
So apparently googling the rock statues/cairns at Mirror Lake will open a can of worms. When we got up to the Lake and were walking around, we happened upon this pretty incredible site of hundreds of stacked rocks/trail markers/cairns. It looked like a graveyard almost and we were all pretty excited to walk around and look and then create our own. I decided to look it up, to see what this was all about, and what I found was a bunch of people talking about it negatively and saying it was “disrespectful.”
I really don’t get it. I thought it was cool art, something that obviously doesn’t harm the environment or the park, and was a way to share and leave your mark without really leaving a mark.
I guess some people really have their panties in a twist.
We made several stacks of our own, then wandered around to view some of the really incredible ones – like one stack that was at least 4.5 feet tall and another that was piled onto a branch sticking several feet off the ground.
Some people just don’t know how to have good clean fun, I guess. Or they are too serious for their own good.
Do you think this is beautiful or do you think it’s inappropriate?