Megalith
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Robert Meurant
(rmeurant) - MLife
Megalith on 05/06/2014 23:46:21 MDT Print View

Came across this rather large standing stone a few days ago, below Mt. Kang-Zee-Bong, near Ildong.
Standing stone #1
My poles are set at 44", which together with my day pack will give an idea of the scale.
Standing stone #2
Interestingly, the gentle concave face on the right, shown full on in the top photo, looks as if it has calved off a larger block; but that is nowhere to be seen, having presumably weathered away. The total height of the stone has to be well over 20 ft.

I was surprised it has not been carved with Buddhist script, as remarkable stones here (in Korea) quite often are, but there is no temple close by. I think the main visitors are the deer, and the odd solo hiker...

Edited by rmeurant on 05/06/2014 23:47:59 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Megalith on 05/07/2014 18:24:12 MDT Print View

"the gentle concave face on the right, shown full on in the top photo, looks as if it has calved off a larger block; but that is nowhere to be seen, having presumably weathered away."

Was the area ever under glaciers? If so, the parent rock may be miles away.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Megalith on 05/10/2014 18:16:31 MDT Print View

There are similar blocks on volcanoes like Mt Hood or Mt Adams. Rolled down the slope.

(but glacial erratic is more likely)