A Stick Structure

Interwoven curly sticks
Interwoven curly sticks

Today, my squatching partner and I went up into the Sierra Nevada.  We didn’t see anything much except a nifty structure.  It is on top of and in front of a large boulder and may have served as a hunting blind, but more likely as a lookout post because of the location.  It is on a slope above a paved road and overlooks a helicopter landing pad.

The angle of some of the photos makes the ends of the vertical sticks look sawn instead of broken or twisted, but they were broken, not sawn off.  The ends were just a little bit smoothed as though dragged across the ground a little way, like if you tried to sharpen a Popsicle stick by rubbing it on a sidewalk–that sort of raggedy look.  But they were clearly not manmade cuts.  The whole structure looks weathered, and it may be a few years old

We also saw what might have been a branch break and a few 16-inch footprints.

The structure is a little hard to interpret from the photos.  It was like the framework for a screen, I’d say.

The structure.
The structure.
Interwoven curly sticks
Interwoven curly sticks

stick ends

 

From a different angle
From a different angle

And one from a few years back:

I cannot really tell what, if any, function this might have.
I cannot really tell what, if any, function this might have.
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