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Building A Clackamas Labyrinth
On July 18th 1999, at least 29 people and 4 kids came to Hekate's Gardens on the Clackamas River to haul stones from the ample supply from the River to create a classical processional labyrinth 30 feet across. The following pictures show the process, the participants, and the results!
Bryon and Lorain wish to thank everyone who helped birth this valuable community resource.
The location is in Oregon City, just south of Portland Oregon. Those interested in more information can contact us
Soon one collection point formed in a sandy area below and a second next to the labyrinth site itself. And soon it was time to begin lining the labyrinth walls with the stones.
Enthused by the obvious progress, work continued rapidly as more and more folks came down to the river.
Soon the labyrinth was most of the way done.
Rock collecting had to be stopped to avoid having too many to use!
More large stones were set into the north edge at the dropoff on the river side of the labyrinth. The entire outer ring contains larger rocks than the inner rings, where space is more of a priority.
After a little more than an hour, only small gaps remained to fill in before the labyrinth would be done!
And a few minutes more and the project was done!
The Finished Project
Everyone stopped to look at and discuss the labyrinth. Some began to walk thru the finished labyrinth. And after a bit all went up to the house for our potluck lunch.
And Thor, voted the biggest dog at the party, was quite content to follow his master thru the labyrinth.
Click Here to view more images of the finished labyrinth and some information on labyrinths.
All Material, text, and art © Bryon Boyce 2006