Summer Solstice marker

One of the neat things I read about when researching places I planned to visit on this trip was the Summer Solstice marker found here.  There is a large rock with a natural cleft in it, which was evidently “placed” here by nature.  Nearby is another darker rock which has a swirl mark, which looks kind of like an @ symbol, carved in it by man (I should have gone back to the car for the digital camera so I could zoom in on it.  Trust me, it’s there.).

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On June 20, the normal date for the summer solstice, the morning sun will shine through the crack in the large rock and create a white streak on the dark rock.  At approximately 905am, voila, the white streak will reach the center of the symbol, marking the summer solstice.  Pretty cool, eh?

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