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Cairn

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A Cairn is simply a mound of rocks stacked deliberately to mark a track, junction, or another feature such as a mountain summit.

Cairns are often used on tracks where coloured track markers are unavailable or have disappeared over time. Most commonly, cairns are a stack of 3 to 10 rocks, but have in some cases become elaborate and intricate features in themselves, for example the "beehive cairn" on Mount Arthur, near Launceston.

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