+billwallace Posted June 24, 2009 Share Posted June 24, 2009 For the 2009 Settings contest I took a trip down to Los Angeles. On the way back I stopped at Pyramid Lake to relax and NOT hunt benchmarks. However I ran across what looked like an instrument mount (tribrack?). It is a tapered cylinder about 4 feet tall with a metal disc on top. The disc is about 10" across with three radial grooves at 120 degrees each. There is a 1/2" diameter threaded stud protruding from the center (only about four or five threads showing). Sorry about the description but I don't have a permanent place to post the pix (yet). Anyway it is extremely similar to the first pix posted by dixiedawn in the What is this marker? thread. I wanted to post it at Waymarking-dot-com and it doesn't really seem to fit the Benchmark category. Any Suggestions? (my first post at the Waymarking forum so I double posted here - 'sallright?) I've never seen a theodolite - the base must be pretty thin if it was supposed to be secured to the stud in the center of the tribrack. It was stamped PYR 6 1995 and I'm pretty sure I could see one of its siblings on the island in the middle of the lake. Quote Link to comment
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