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6/15
Just before reaching Cima Road, I pass a point of interest: the "covered cross" The road curves and aims toward Teutonia Peak as it heads back to the paved Cima RoadThumbnailsThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThe road curves and aims toward Teutonia Peak as it heads back to the paved Cima RoadThumbnailsThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThe road curves and aims toward Teutonia Peak as it heads back to the paved Cima RoadThumbnailsThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThe road curves and aims toward Teutonia Peak as it heads back to the paved Cima RoadThumbnailsThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThe road curves and aims toward Teutonia Peak as it heads back to the paved Cima RoadThumbnailsThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler Peak

When I saw this during my first visit to Cima Dome in 2006, I thought it was an old sign whose message had been weathered away. It turns out to be a cross on the hill that is being covered to conceal the fact that it's a cross.

There's an ongoing debate about the appropriateness of having a religious symbol (the cross) in supposedly religious-neutral federal parkland, which is why the cross is temporarily concealed.

Sometime just prior to my current (2008) visit, the box over the cross had been removed to reveal the cross. However, my camera is broken and I can't document that. Christian vandals?