Ashley Pond’s Mystery Rock Artist Revealed

Mysterious and amazing, these balancing rock formations sighted at Ashley Pond over the weekend stirred curiosity about who created them. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Folks out enjoying iced over Ashley Pond this weekend noticed an unusual array of rock formations on the upper level of the west side of the pond.

They moved in close enough to examine the balancing rock sculptures without disturbing the delicate display of balance and artistry.

Max Schultze stands among his balancing rock sculptures at Ashley Pond. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Max Schultze, a Los Alamos unicyclist arrived to practice his cycling in the adjacent parking lot and when asked if he knew who created the intriguing rock sculptures, modestly took credit.

“Whether it’s balancing on my unicycle or balancing rocks, I’m all about balancing things,” Schultze said.

He explained the secret to achieving the impossible looking balance between the rocks is all about finding the dimples in the rocks in which each can rest and connect … as well as having plenty of patience.