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Bed of Rocks

While in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, I saw several of these rock formations in the rivers.  I didn’t really know what they were nor did I understand why they were in the rivers.  According to the website “Friends of the Smokies” the rock formations are called cairns.  They are used to help hikers mark their trail so they do not get lost in the forests.  Cairns should not be in the rivers though.  The website says that the rock formations in the rivers impede rafts as they go down rivers recreationally and they disrupt the river’s ecosystem. So, if you are walking along a trail and see rock formations like these, “Don’t move the rocks!”

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