“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ever Heard of a Thong Tree ?

Thong Trees are also known as Indian Trail Trees / Marker Trees /Trail Trees ? Legend has it that American Indians marked trails by placing a thong on trees resulting in their growing in right angles.

I really enjoyed the attached articles about them.

It appears that the practice was used by the Osage Indians in Missouri and Arkansas.





  1. Very interesting , I've noticed trees like that before but never thought of the cause of the growth pattern.

  2. Anonymous11/04/2013

    i have marked areas in the woods in the same way