I was hiking on my favorite trail, the Mount Galbraith loop, today. Halfway around the mountain, beside an especially rocky and indistinct section of the trail, I saw several small rocks stacked on each other. I assumed that this was the universal sign marking the correct way to go.
However, in retrospect, I have begun to distrust my assumption. After all, my knowledge of trail craft is skimpy. The stacked rocks could have signified any number of things, such as:
- Beware of moose!
- Wrong way!
- Pick up after your dog!