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Cache No. 1200 – Ye Ole Survey Monuments

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Cache No. 1200 – Ye Ole Survey Monuments

18th June 2011 – Ye Ole Survey Monuments GC45CC- cache #1200
My 1,200th cache and the first cache I have come across that you can ‘find’ more than once.

Ye Ole Survey Monuments refers to Trig Points and the like that were used for cartography before satellite’s took over the job, and to ‘find’ the cache you need to visit one of the trig points that is on the list of TP’s the cache has already visited (a new one is added about every week, there are 440 possible as I write this

I logged my find on YSM093 Caley Deer Park, a TP that is now almost hidden in the woods, I remember when this was in a Fire Break in the forest and from standing on the top you could just see my house. Now the birch trees have been allowed to grow up across the ride and you can’t see anything for the trees.

I do have some 30 year old photographs in a drawer somewhere of my and my mates as teenagers seeing how many people we could get on top of the TP – I know we did 6 and I think we managed 7 before we fell off… my recollections are of the TP being bright white and newly painted then !

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