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Old 06-17-2014, 03:16 PM   #20086
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Who rides the red Versys with a high-vis jacket? We cross paths routinely on 143 in the afternoon.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:38 PM   #20087
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Who rides the red Versys with a high-vis jacket? We cross paths routinely on 143 in the afternoon.
Not sure, but I believe I saw the same person on 199 in front of Kingsmill this evening on my way home.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:41 PM   #20088
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Not sure, but I believe I saw the same person on 199 in front of Kingsmill this evening on my way home.
Interesting.

I work in New Town, and commute every day on the ST1300 via 143/199
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:50 PM   #20089
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I've always wondered what it would be like to do that job. On the plus side, some great hiking/etc. as you wander through the woods. Of course I'm sure there is some pretty tough terrain.

Maybe you can answer a question, I noticed a large boulder (half the size of a VW beetle or so) with three red, horizontal lines, one above the other, painted on it. It was about 10 feet from a river. Is that a mark the national forest would use?
Three lines, either painted, blazed (tree cuts), or flagged, typically represents a boundary corner. If it's paint or blazes, they will face the actual set corner, where as if it's flagging, the knots will face the set corner.

I'm not sure what the State uses to mark corners of their parks and forests. I know NPS requires a brass disk atop a 30" aluminum monument, set in concrete, stamped with the corner number and date. I set several for Shenandoah NP a couple summers ago.

It takes a special kind of idiot to be a surveyor. You have to REALLY enjoy it. With the "beautiful walks in the woods" comes confrontations with landowners, bugs, heat, cold, bugs, animals, bugs, poison ivy/oak/sumac, bugs, lightning, rain, and of course, bugs. Those monuments I spoke of all had to be carried to the top of the mountains in the Pocosan area. The monument, the post holers, the concrete, and the water. And there's no trails that go to the corners.

The plus side? Knowing that only yourself, and a handful of people (some of who may be past presidents), have seen and been to where you are. Because there are no trails. It neat.





I've been doing it a while, and while some days are worse than others, I'm certainly glad I'm in my climate controlled office drawing lines and circles. I hated the field work. HATED it. Now I just deal with contractors and developers and the general public, who generally think they know more about my job than I do. But I think you get that with any career.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:06 PM   #20090
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Thanks for the feedback

When we bought our place 15 years ago, we discovered a contradiction in our survey with the National Forest. Forest folks were great, agreed theirs didn't make sense, and did a quit claim deed for us.

Last year I found these three red paint lines on a rock where the previously described Forest boundary was marked, bet they didn't have a copy of the quit claim deed with them and went by something old.

Your second photo looks like one of my streams, sharing a border with the National Forest!

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Old 06-18-2014, 05:42 AM   #20091
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Heading out with the boy first thing tomorrow morning. See you all in August.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:00 AM   #20092
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Heading out with the boy first thing tomorrow morning. See you all in August.
DAAAAAYYYYYUUUMMMMMM thats a hike. Have a great time dude!!!!

Can you start a facebook account and log your trip day to day please??!?!?!?!
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:02 AM   #20093
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With a minor jog in the route you could ride through the Northwest Angle and give the boy some major bragging rights in his next history/geography class.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:07 AM   #20094
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Have a great trip!

Safe travels!

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:54 AM   #20095
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Hey Matt,
I have a facebook page and will post from time to time. I am sure that I won't bother with it daily. Brian Malsch if anyone wants to be my "friend".

I do have a spotwalla page that will go active tomorrow if anyone wants to see where I am. This is mostly for the wife to have some idea of where I am but anyone can see it.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...d538b87c648b1f

I will do a full ride report when we get back.

JD, Had to google the angle. Very cool but we plan to ride long and hard till we get to the Yukon and spend as much time as we can up that way

Probably won't sleep well tonight
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:22 PM   #20096
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Best wishes for a safe and memorable journey Brian!

I'm sure it will be epic...
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #20097
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Incredible trip Brian, I'm very jealous! Remember, if you have any trouble around Calgary, give my Dad a call
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:10 PM   #20098
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Hello everyone! I'm new to the forums. I've been riding for about 20 years, but I happen to not have a dirt/DS/adventure bike right now. I'm working towards a KTM 1190 Adventure R by the end of this year, though. For now, I ride a Harley Iron I picked up over the winter for cheap. I'm a daily rider; I drive my car maybe 500 miles per year (snow, Home Depot, etc).

I just finished up a 6700 mile trip from VB to Key West to Albuquerque and back on my Iron, and it saw quite a lot of dirt and gravel for a low cruiser.


Here's a couple of shots from the Albuquerque area, where almost all of the dirt riding was done.





I can't wait until this machine is mine.



I hope to be a little more active on the forum and see you guys out riding soon.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:43 AM   #20099
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Hey Matt,
I have a facebook page and will post from time to time. I am sure that I won't bother with it daily. Brian Malsch if anyone wants to be my "friend".

I do have a spotwalla page that will go active tomorrow if anyone wants to see where I am. This is mostly for the wife to have some idea of where I am but anyone can see it.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...d538b87c648b1f

I will do a full ride report when we get back.

JD, Had to google the angle. Very cool but we plan to ride long and hard till we get to the Yukon and spend as much time as we can up that way

Probably won't sleep well tonight
Looks like an awesome trip, have a great time and stay safe!
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:10 AM   #20100
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When we bought our place 15 years ago, we discovered a contradiction in our survey with the National Forest. Forest folks were great, agreed theirs didn't make sense, and did a quit claim deed for us.

Last year I found these three red paint lines on a rock where the previously described Forest boundary was marked, bet they didn't have a copy of the quit claim deed with them and went by something old.

Your second photo looks like one of my streams, sharing a border with the National Forest!
"Contradiction in a survey" is why surveyors are still around.
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