Dry Stone Cairns in Norway

The previous post elicited a question from a reader about the dry stone cairn in the top photo. It’s a trail marker, one of hundreds found alongside the old routes in Norway for crossing the high country from one valley community to another. They are spaced approximately 50 meters apart to help guide those traveling in fog, snow or low light conditions. The pine poles atop them may be all that’s visible in a sea of winter white.

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One Response to Dry Stone Cairns in Norway

  1. Stewart Wadden August 18, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    Like Inuksuk in the Canadian Arctic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuksuk

    Cheers,

    Stew and Rory

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