Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Survey markers

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park. Elevation: 7214 feet above sea level. 2001.

Oahu, Hawaii. Elevation: Sea level. 2002. (brightened for readability)

Shelter Cove, California. Elevation: Sea level. 2004.

There's a construction site near work and the engineers were out, surveying and measuring. It made me think of these survey marker photos I have. Definitely better resolution with the top marker, easy to read it's a USGS marker. The glass ones are US Coast & Geodetic Markers. $250 fine for disturbing the Yosemite one, $250 fine or imprisonment for screwing around with the glass ones.

I tried to locate an online catalog for the thousands of markers out there and instead stumbled on this article about geocaching. I wouldn't want to get into that kind of thing, but rather just take more photos of the markers themselves and leave the trinkets and treasure for 'geocachers'. No need to get fancy with the GPS devices, I'll stick to finding them by chance, while on vacation.

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