Jan 23, 2021Bearing Tree & Land Survey Monument

Bearing Tree – There were three in total, triangulating a corner of the wilderness. Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Land Survey Monument – Marking a corner of the Hercules Glades Wilderness. Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

I arrived at my destination early enough to embark upon some exploring. I love finding the various markers that the land surveyors leave behind. This set marked a fairly remote corner of the wilderness. I was here looking for water and new potential camping spots. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any water, so I ended up camped back near the spring I’d found on my last visit to Hercules Glades.

While I was exploring it started to hail. Having learned my lesson of the perils of waiting too long to put on waterproofs on earlier trips, I put on my rain gear straight away. The wind was cold so I kept it on even after the hail had stopped. That would have been okay, except I was doing some bushwhacking, and I ended up tearing my rain skirt on some cat briars. More repairs to be completed.

Copyright © 2021 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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