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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Default Markers, memorials and cairns...a photo essay!

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Basically anything you've found at the summit or on your way up a mountain.

- Summit marker atop Mt. Mercer

- Memorial plaque atop Mt. Cheam

- Bronze stake near plaque on Cheam


Anybody found the markers on Elk? Thurston? Laughington? McGuire?


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This plaque adorns a rock on Mt Harvey's summit


Mt Brunswick has this landing pad a hundred metres or so from the true summit


Just down from Clinker Peak summit is this rock alcove windbreak, of sorts
(photo SimonC)


Seymour now has this nondescript wooden post, but there used to be a post with directional arrows on it, I'm told, that identified some of the surrounding mountains


Nothing on Capilano but a pile of rocks and some hosers
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Just down from Clinker Peak summit is this rock alcove windbreak, of sorts
(photo SimonC)
There is another large one on top of the West knob. I always imagined that it once had a roof as it has a window. The fact that the West Knob is in the background of the picture reminded me of it…
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Mt Ling, East Summit


Memorial Ledge, Squamish


MacFarlane


Needle Pk


Outram N


Sloan


Ault Lakes balancing act


Talchako summit register


Batwing


Mt Brew - Lillooet


Leading Pk.
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I almost forgot this one:

- Also atop Mt. Mercer




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Local hills with gizmos on top:


1. Blue Mountain 2. Brent 3. Jerry(Nkwala) 4. Apex


Flags or what once were...


1. Pincushion Mtn 2. Coquihalla Mtn

Rock cairns



1. S. Pinnacle 2. Bow 3. Sunny 4. Face 5. Illal (with face!)

...and this brass survey cap from the summit of Bastille Mountain at Jumbo Pass. Redtop right background, Earl Grey left.
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The giant rockpile that is Goat Mountan's summit cairn, only another 90m and it will make Goat as high as Crown
I think it's become vogue to build cairns higher and higher in some places
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Well, it's also easy to knock them over if you think they're getting too big
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Well, it's also easy to knock them over if you think they're getting too big

Sounds like fun
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What is this?There's one on Eagle mountain below the microwave tower.

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What is this?There's one on Eagle mountain below the microwave tower.

Check out THIS site. If you use the [u]QUERY by MAP</u> option (and zoom in to about 80,000) you'll be surprised how many of those things you'll find nearby. There are literally THOUSANDS of them!

I've started "collecting" them, amazing where they show up! Been at the same job for over 15 years and only last year I discovered one stuck to the North side of our building.

Finding them in the wild is neat. I found this one on Mt. McGuire back in January.



Doh...forgot to add it to my list! Mind you, it wasn't on the summit (there's a different one there) and was really OFF the beaten path!


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Summit cairn and log atop Mount Yamnuska:





Cairn and caribou antler at Jonas Pass:



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How about this one......
Monument 83, by the US Forest Service fire lookout tower, which is right on the CAN-US border in Manning Park. The monument is the little silver thing at the bottom of the lookout tower.



Another view.........
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5. Illal (with face!)
i love this one!
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Forgot to add this one:



Near the trailhead to Liumchen Lake.

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