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Bozeman, here I come..

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Heading out to Bozeman a week from yesterday, for preliminary work on a new grade-crossing project. Planning on doing some searching and recoveries out there.. Looking forward to it, as this will be my first time in the state - ever.

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foxtrot_xray,
QX0641'STATION IS THE INITIAL POINT OF ALL G.L.O. SURVEYS IN MONTANA

One hour west of Bozeman to the trailhead,  then a half mile,  400 ft elevation gain, some bushwhacking, hike to the point.  I timed it to be there at apparent noon.  MEL

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I've seen your initials on a LOT of datasheets while looking out there.

 

That one is neat enough to try and attack. I have it mapped out, and see a trail/dim road heading uphill to to coming from the northeast. How are farmers/ranchers up there? I'm used to dealing with them in KS, OK and northern TX, and haven't even had an issue before, but figured I'd check. :D

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foxtrot_xray,

I can't recall for sure just where I headed up the ridge from Yellowstone Trail Rd south of the Montana GLO Initial Point. 

The ownership name in the Montana Cadastral (link below) is different that in a 2010 newspaper article.  I do not use the onX product, by have heard that it is quite good. 

I have not checked on the NONPID Missouri River Commission South Base near the Headwaters State Park in several years.  As noted in Geocache the river took North Base winter 2010-11.

Lots of negative info - hope that it works for you.

kayakbird/MEL

 

https://www.onxmaps.com/states/montana-hunting-gps-maps

http://svc.mt.gov/msl/mtcadastral/

https://missoulian.com/lifestyles/territory/grid-lock-on-a-limestone-hill-southwest-of-three-forks-the-initial-point-divides-defines/article_d91360c0-33a1-11df-97a0-001cc4c002e0.html

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12 hours ago, kayakbird said:

foxtrot_xray,

I can't recall for sure just where I headed up the ridge from Yellowstone Trail Rd south of the Montana GLO Initial Point. 

The ownership name in the Montana Cadastral (link below) is different that in a 2010 newspaper article.  I do not use the onX product, by have heard that it is quite good. 

I have not checked on the NONPID Missouri River Commission South Base near the Headwaters State Park in several years.  As noted in Geocache the river took North Base winter 2010-11.

Lots of negative info - hope that it works for you.

kayakbird/MEL

 

https://www.onxmaps.com/states/montana-hunting-gps-maps

http://svc.mt.gov/msl/mtcadastral/

https://missoulian.com/lifestyles/territory/grid-lock-on-a-limestone-hill-southwest-of-three-forks-the-initial-point-divides-defines/article_d91360c0-33a1-11df-97a0-001cc4c002e0.html

Thanks! I have started reseaching - and yeah, negative info is *better* than none! Appreciated!

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Success.

First day on the job, and after showing up and waiting thirty minutes, I got a call stating that the contractor can't make it, and will meet me tomorrow. So, that gave me a day's worth of pay, with nothing to do.

So about 11:30 I got to the small parking area, and headed on up. Was steeper than I had anticipated. I brought water and trail mix/small snacks, and am glad I did. I am out of shape being a desk-jockey for years now, and about 2/3rds of the way up had to take a good 10-15 minute break. .. I need to get in better shape.

Got up there and could easily see everything. (And in every direction - haze was not bad at all.) Was gorgeous. Took pics, then sat and had a couple snacks for lunch, then headed back down to the car.

 

About 5 minutes after parking and setting off, a local pulled in and got out of his car. He told me to 'be careful, as the snakes are moving up, and may be active. But it's a great view once you get up there.'. About halfway up, I happened to see a white SUV pull in behind my car - an officer got out and looked around my vehicle, then looked up at me. No wave, no calling or anything - he just got back into his vehicle and drove off. Those were the only two people I 'saw' while I was out there. (Not including a farmer bailing and loading hay onto a flatbead.)

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foxtrot_xray,  Glad that you got to make the trip up to GLO Post 19 on a Montana Chamber of Commerce Big Sky day.  1255 NOAA weather at Three Forks:  Calm, 25 mile visibility, temperature climbing into the 70s° F.  kayakbird

 

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Weather was nice - while the temperature wasn't scorching, I will admit that the sun WAS. I got burnt a LOT more badly than anticipated, and with the calm wind, it was _hot_. The visibility was good - could see for miles, so the scenery stood out.

 

Today, contractor showed up, and after a half-day, called it. So, I headed back over that way and found some other marks (nothing as exciting really, but were personal curiosities) around the area.

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23 hours ago, foxtrot_xray said:

Weather was nice - while the temperature wasn't scorching, I will admit that the sun WAS. I got burnt a LOT more badly than anticipated, and with the calm wind, it was _hot_. The visibility was good - could see for miles, so the scenery stood out.

 

Today, contractor showed up, and after a half-day, called it. So, I headed back over that way and found some other marks (nothing as exciting really, but were personal curiosities) around the area.

Sounds like you are having a fun trip.  I enjoy reading about your daily adventures, so thank you for posting updates.  How did you choose which BMs to look for?  I’m going to try and find some down in SC in a couple of weeks.  But I’m limited by where the family wants to do and see.  So hopefully there are some relatively close to our condo.  

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