I would like to continue with a post I did on Stone Steps on March 7th.
If you happen to be thinking of installing steps
Above are some naturally occurring stone steps I came across
in the Gila National Forest, near the Macmillan Campground
in an intermittent stream bed.
Nature has a way of placing things in a way that we can only hope to mimic.
On the other hand we have these mortared steps
in the Parque Nacional Eduardo Ruiz in Uruapan, Michoacan.
They show a nice consistent rise and run
and blend in nicely with the stone out crop.
We ran across this rather haphazard stairway
at Arcosanti and it worked pretty good.
For more on Arcosanti you can check my post
from April 4th by clicking here.
I installed these at Valley View Hot Springs back in the '90's.
The larger stone in the front directs people to the steps behind
which are much harder to see.
These were built by the CCC at Leatherwood Park
in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
I have never seen stone steps to a diving platform before
but they also show a nice consistent rise and run.
The stone is limestone.
This step at Glen Burnie Gardens is also of limestone.
The first step up covers an outcropping of limestone just behind it.
The stone in the foreground is Pennsylvania blue stone.
This beautifully cut basalt step is in Patzcuaro, Michoacan
and was designed by Hernan Pimentel.
Allison proudly displays stone steps we installed at Valley View Hot Springs.
For more on this project and how we put in the dry laid stones
see my post from February 25th - Trail Work.