Stacked Rocks at Field of Dreams
Has anyone ever noticed all the stacked rocks all over the sides of the walking paths. For context if you have not, they are 3-7 rocks stacked on top of each other with larger rocks on bottom and smaller on top. Kind of interest just wondering if anyone knows the history about these piles. Gotta be 100+ of them.
Seems to be a "thing" people do for fun. This is an article from last summer discussing the detriment it has on National Parks.
they're called cairns. greg posted a good article about them. the only benefit I see in them is when you're on unmarked trails they can often make you aware of an intersection or easy-to-miss turn in the trail. but as the article states they go against the basic principles of "leave no trace".
very odd to have them on paved walkways at field of dreams lol
Probably old rock walls that separated property lines from each other in the farming days of the area.
Probably the most interesting thing at Field of dreams
1 week ago
Pretty much posted my exact thoughts, Josh.
1 week ago
They're like puzzles.
Takes a little thought and patience to get them balanced and in ascending order.
When I’m there I’m motoring, but I do enjoy seeing them.
If only the people that don’t clean up after their dogs would show the same effort....
All good info and observations, what is even more interesting is there are 100+ of them but I never see anyone working on them or doing new ones but yet new ones appear all the time.
I just saw the stacked rocks at the park. I think they look great, It looks like a rock garden .
1 week ago
They may look great within their own realm of concept, but you may miss the entire point.
Read the article above. Many people go out in nature to enjoy what is natural.
To disrupt that based on your own “artistic” or fun feelings may take away from what others want and what is nature.
Just because no one is around does not mean it is your own art gallery for you to do with as you please.
Amusingly there is a place in Philly that was an empty lot, but eventually some artistic bum took it upon himself to start filling it with literal garbage, and after time it grew large enough to become a spectacle and they charged money.
The owners of the lot found out and wanted to remove the junk and the bum, but somehow with the retardedness of the court - they lost and the bum was allowed to take control of the property and keep his garbage there.
He has since died but there is a “non-profit“ that is happily taking advantage while lining their pockets from people dumb enough to stand in line and look at garbage glued to a wall on property that was stolen from the rightful owner.
Philly is full of garbage. Kinda hard to tell the difference there when it’s “fancy” garbage.
Tourists pay big money and flock to Stonehenge.
Natural stones also.
“Amazingly”, there are paved paths, baseball backstops and a Frizbee golf course at the Field.
Refreshment stand, seating areas and portajohns.
Stunning to me that they spoil your experience.
Should they also remove “Timmy’s” Memorial?
But field of dreams is a manicured field with a paved path surrounded by a bunch of invasive plants, it's not nature.
1 week ago
I haven’t even seen the rocks you guys are talking about. I am just referencing the article above.
That being said, I still wouldn’t do it at a public park.
They have stacked rocks in the garden behind the sushi place, they look nice there.
If you like rock stacking just look at some of what this guy has done: https://www.gravityglue.com/
It's really no big deal - not a fence or disturbing the environment or cairns. It just some dude that likes to stack rocks for maybe 200 feet - maybe 4 or 5 stacks. Not hurting anything. Non -issue - they have been there for at least 5 years.
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