+Rich in NEPA Posted October 7, 2003 Share Posted October 7, 2003 Is there an established protocol, etiquette or "professional courtesy" involving the recovery of underground marks? Specifically, what is the accepted procedure for leaving the mark? Should it be completely buried again, or simply covered over in the same manner as it was found? Last Thursday I was involved in recovering tri-station LY2803. Upon arriving at the site the witness post was found intact and near it was a depression in the ground about 6-8 inches deep indicating a very old excavation where the mark would be. We dug down another 10-12 inches in order to uncover the top of the concrete monument and the mark itself. Either someone had left the hole only partially backfilled when the station was monumented, or it was dug up at a later date and only partly filled in again. There were no reported recoveries since the year the station was monumented so it's hard to tell when this might have occurred. Is it customary to leave the mark and the ground over or around it in the same condition as it was found (in this case only partly filled over), or should the hole be completely backfilled to level of the surrounding surface? Thanks in advance. Cheers ... ~Rich in NEPA~ --- You might own the cache, but geocaching.com owns you! --- Quote Link to comment
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