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.).



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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