There were some big old tree stumps, one of them carrying an old carved wooden sign identifying the site, and festooned with old pieces of mining equipment. That is an artwork I still intend to do before long, and it will be a companion to "Denizen of the Forest" and a couple of other pieces I have kicking aound in my head.
Well, we were at altitude and we all collapsed for a breather in the dappled
sunlight shining through the high-altitude beech forest canopy
not too far above our heads. One of our leaders brought out
his map and perched on a stump to check our location and plan
the next move ...