Sanctuaries in the Snow

The Face Carved in the Tree Trunk (Snowmass)

This face carved into a tree trunk is on Snowmass.  He appears to have a cigar or cigarette in his mouth.  Does anyone know who carved this (and why)?   If you have any information about this item that you would like to share for use on this web page, please send to [email protected]   See the two photos below, taken by Ant Marriott, in January 2019; click on images to enlarge.