|Saturday, June 14, 2003|
Similar Navigational Aid
Something that uses a pointing style of navigation are stacks of rocks, cairns, or ducks that show the way cross country.
This pointing style of navigation is similar to the one I use in my vessel sculpture.
A stack of rocks that people have created is sometimes called a cairn.
A group of these cairns may be used to guide one across country, when no trail is visible. One goes from cairn to cairn.
The use of a stack of rocks where the top part points the way is called a duck.
Blazes are similar, except they are markers cut into trees, or painted on.
The Stinkhoutkloof Trail uses yellow foot prints that have been painted on the trees and rocks.