Looking for the mine claim
After several miles of hiking I opted for the truck.
I needed the NW gps corner of the placer claim. That was the corner nearest the road. But I had only the center gps. In the middle of 20 acres.
The PLSS, Public Land Survey System had the info. I tried using the government link, but got confused by the second click. After much poking around I found a site, earthpoint, that would give me all four corners and the center for free. Phew.
NW 37.7795117, -107.9492450 (yes, I am revealing the sacred spot!)
Thanks to earthpoint I found that I had been “prospecting” about 700 yards west of where I was supposed to start. Ooops. No gold, but I did find other fun stuff while waiting for the water in the wrong tributary to go down.
In case you want to know more about barbed wire, check out the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum!
I am still hooked on physical maps. Check out my map page.
Wow, so much fun, just discovering new places and walking to find the rewards. I hope you find your gold soon. The Mother lode!!!
I am having so much fun learning and exploring and making mistakes that gold will be icing on the cake!
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That is the spirit!! I cannot wait to hear all about it as I follow you on your adventure.
You certainly are having some new adventures that we can all share with you. Looking forward to seeing your site but looks like a great location generally. Take care!
Pippa it is much fun, stumbling around, getting things wrong, finding solutions, getting rewarded with barbed wire!