Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Great Find in Pescadero

Have you ever been on your way to a survey and had the gut feeling that you're not going to find enough monuments to come up with a good boundary? We've been tasked with providing a map of North Street in Pescadero and after looking through decades old maps and field books from the 60's and 70's it felt like it was going to be tough one.

Could not have been more wrong!

Here is what I'm calling the find of the day.  An old wood hub that was found by LS 3138 to which he added a spike and made it much easier to get with the Schoenstatt metal detector...thank you!

A few of these near the intersection of Pescadero Creek Road:

As long as the animals don't charge us, we'll measure it:

Too bad it's pointed the wrong way but gives us the confidence our calculations are pretty good:

We'll even take just the shank of the nail:

Not much found on the surface but that doesn't stop us.

Here is probably the second best find of the day; an old nail in the centerline of Stage Road in the bridge over the creek.  The old records indicate one on each end but we only found the Southerly nail.

Many more here (Google Album) and a map will follow soon.