August 21, 2005

A large section of the Sierra Nevada mountains near the town where I grew up has very few trees -- there's little to no topsoil, just bare granite. This area is called the Desolation Wilderness. In the Wilderness, cairns (small rock piles) are used to mark the trail -- and, on dayhikes, I've still ended up lost for as much as half an hour before happening to see the next cairn.  Posted by Picasa

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