When you live in the concrete jungle you usually have a pretty good idea where your property lines begin and end. Of course there are many a neighbor who have had a dispute over small patches of land, but it gets even harder when the boundaries are out in the woods covered with over grown brush in areas where a fair number of poisonous snakes are found. The survey crew has been out in the woods over the last week trying to big up these old markers.
Some of the points are fairly easy to locate because the corner posts from the old fence are still standing in a couple places, but just getting back to those corners can take a whole bunch of hacking through brush with a machete. Even more to get a clear signal for the GPS devices that they use to mark these spots. Luckily the kind of survey we are have done does not require them cut a line of site from one corner to next. If that had to happen I would have to cut the lines myself due to certain budget restrictions.
Some of the markers are from when this property used to be part of one large piece owned by the Kirby lumber company. The survey crew says that a few of these concrete markers should have had some brass plates on them with field notes them from way back when, but the plates have come off. They don't need to find the plates if they locate the marker, but I am going to check around these areas with our old 1970's metal detector and see if I can dig any of these up. I figure that in ten years I will be able to do the survey with an app on my iphone. It might be sooner if they ever figure a way to get a better signal out here in the boondocks.