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    Default Photo Request: Post your favorite cairn pics

    For some reason, I'm always drawn to take pics of cairns when I'm on the trail and figured I would start this thread as a different sort of photo topic. Post your favorite cairn pics. Can be that the photo itself was particularly good, or that the cairn itself was creatively built, or its a cairn marking a significant or special spot for you.

    Secondary motive here... I've actually been wanting to get a tattoo done of a cairn, and may take ideas from the pics to turn into an illustration and have it inked.

    Below are a few of mine...


    Cairn on Mount Washington on the approach to Lions Head


    Cairn marking the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park


    Random cairn on the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

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    Katahdin Summit Cairn


    Along Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Mount Washington


    Greenleaf Trail up Mount Lafayette (same cairn, 3 angles)




    Those are my best cairn shots, I have a lot of other ones but there are either people posing with the cairns or they are small cairns.

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    As soon as I read the title and who originally posted this, I knew it was ALL about you and that Tattoo....
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    Here are 3 cairn shots. All are on Lafayette, and believe it or not, were all taken on the same day.







    I'm pretty sure I have lots more, just not on this computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ow2010 View Post
    Those are my best cairn shots, I have a lot of other ones but there are either people posing with the cairns or they are small cairns.
    Small ones are good too! Sometimes the simplest ones are the most elegant.

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    My 48: Washington (07/07, 07/08, 07/09, 09/09, 07/10), Lafayette (08/08, 08/09), Lincoln (08/08, 08/09), Pierce (07/10), Carrigain (09/10), Cannon (10/10), Jackson (11/10), Field (11/10), Tom (01/11)

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    This one was notable...not ncessarily the biggest, but somewhat touching...



    Summit of Zealand Cairn

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    And one out on the Harbor Island here in Boston:

    Last edited by faegilr; 09-02-2010 at 01:48 PM.

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    Hey Erich, here's my contributions:

    http://jimmylegs.smugmug.com/photos/...93527459_AQKWJ

    Mike

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    Nice idea.


    Here you go:



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    Mount Adams Summit:






    A popular one:






    Crawford Path:



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    This was a great idea Erich - on of my favorite photo subjects in the mountains. Lots of great images so far. Love all the Bates Cairns from Acadia Donna. They are definitely my favorites. I'll be posting my favorites soon too. Need to do some long overdue photo sorting first... Keep 'em coming guys!
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