I love to go hiking. Spending time in the wilderness, where none of the constraints of modern life exist, is one of my favorite ways to refresh and reconnect.

One of the mainstays of the hiking culture is piling up rocks to let other hikers know they are going in the right direction. These piles of rocks are called cairns.

As I go through my travels, I look for cairns. Sometimes they are traditional cairns, piles of rocks that others have compiled. A lot of the time, cairns take the form of words from a mentor or actions from a colleague.

I have no idea where this journey is going to take me, but I’m confident that if I keep my eyes open I will see the cairns others have left before, letting me know that I’m going it the right direction. This blog chronicles my thoughts on those cairns.