Cairns on the Tour du Mont Blanc

Posted on May 9, 2013. Filed under: France, Italy, Photography, Switzerland, Tour du Mont Blanc, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , |

Travel - TMB Cairns 1 We saw cairns everywhere on the Tour du Mont Blanc!  It must be a very human impulse to pick up stones while walking along and then to look for a place to put them.  When we see a stack that others have started we itch to add ours to it.  I walked by many, many of them marveling at how many hands had placed a single stone to create structures sometimes of impressive size and strength.  I didn’t add to them, though, at first.  Then I saw Bill put a stone on a stack.  I said, “Do you do that every time?”  He said that he did, he found it fun to do.  So I started too.  For some strange reason it IS really fun to add to a stack.  If you walk the TMB, try being a part of the cairn-builder’s society.  You might find it as satisfying as we did.

Travel - TMB Cairns 2

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