WHEN WE CAME TO FAWN ISLAND nearly 30 years ago, it and its old cabin were in a state of neglect and disrepair. The previous longtime owners—who we know had loved the place dearly—had grown old and unable to return much at all for 15 years or so. There was much to do, and the more we did the more wonderful things we discovered. As Kathy worked on the cabin, I worked on the island. And as I worked and explored I found old, overgrown trails—and, marking the trails, lovely, whimsical rock cairns and obelisks. It was a joy uncovering them and standing them up, reclaiming the trails, the resting points and the overlooks. It still is.