woodstrider Posted December 9, 2008 Share Posted December 9, 2008 So, about 2 years ago while hiking up to the summit of Mt. Taylor, NM, I came across one of these...I was actually looking to find a BM bearing tree that was on the USGS map nearer to the Gooseberry Springs Trail, but came across one on a bushwhack miles away. Very interesting and very little information on the subject when I googled it. I took a photo- but not on a digital camera. There was a mark on the tree, a disk in the ground and a sign. Who else finds this of interest? They seem to be a specialtity of the west, I've seen them on a few western quads, but not on the eastern ones (though I am hardly an expert). They seem to have been used to mark property lines. So I throw it out to the experts. Bearing Trees as bench marks. Quote Link to comment
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