Oh man I woke up this morning TIRED! Actually I can’t say tired, because after about 5 minutes I was awake. I think my alarm went off as I was in a deep sleep. I had that, what’s going on and confused mind, going on. You know, you feel like you can’t open your eyes and you’re just dead weight.
Anyway, this morning I dressed as a hiking Sailor Sweetheart. At least that is what the package called it. As I was putting it on, all I could hear was my Marine friends repeating the word Squid over and over. I could hear my husband say, why can’t you dress as a Soldier sweetheart. Fact is, I have had this costume for several years. I bought it as an end of year clearance item, and my grandfather served in the Navy during WWII. Personally, I think I looked more like a cheerleader. Probably because of the pleated skirt.
So as I was hiking, I veered off the trail onto another trail I had yet to ever go on (I do that sometimes). When I stumbled upon a rock formation that had burnt wood and ash in front of it. To add to the creepy factor even more, it was in a heavily wooded area that looked like a scene out of Friday the 13th.
This isn’t the first time I have stumbled across something like this. There are several areas in the park where you can find rocks stacked on to each other like this. I assume someone was bored on a hike (or run) one day and decided to play “build a rock tower”. They were more than likely built as markers on the trail. This one however, there was no need for it. Plus what kind of crazy story would I have to tell if it were just a trail marker? =)
Just an FYI for those that don’t really know, these are called cairns.