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Triangular peak markers in the San Gabriels

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:10 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, I walked around there this morning since my sister is visiting from chilly Portland.
V79 on the marker, it's just before the 2.5 mile marker on the Burbank Canyon side. Up above the road and below the use trail on the ridge, I couldn't get a good angle for a clear picture.


Shot of the triangle.



Where it is on the 'trail'.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Triangle Reply with quote

Here is the triangle showing the number:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Pre attack markers Reply with quote

Similar yellow angle iron post with inverted steel triangle were used on the San Bernardino National Forest. The Forest was divided into blocks A-Z, AA-ZZ. Each block had a hard copy folder with map showing numbers. Most peaks were shown with the ridges for dozer fire breaks. Water sources, hellispots, & Fire Camps. Dozer lines were assessed for accessibility to a dozer and estimates were made on time to construct a line. It would be my guess that the Angeles National Forest had the same.

This was done before GPS, Computers, Cell Phones.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:51 am    Post subject: Re: Pre attack markers Reply with quote

Cyberbear wrote:
Similar yellow angle iron post with inverted steel triangle were used on the San Bernardino National Forest. The Forest was divided into blocks A-Z, AA-ZZ. Each block had a hard copy folder with map showing numbers. Most peaks were shown with the ridges for dozer fire breaks. Water sources, hellispots, & Fire Camps. Dozer lines were assessed for accessibility to a dozer and estimates were made on time to construct a line. It would be my guess that the Angeles National Forest had the same.

This was done before GPS, Computers, Cell Phones.

Interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more numberless markers found today:

1. On the ridge between Tom Sloane Saddle and Brown Mountain.
2. At red box saddle. Next to the parking lot.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Pre attack markers Reply with quote

Cyberbear wrote:
Similar yellow angle iron post with inverted steel triangle were used on the San Bernardino National Forest. The Forest was divided into blocks A-Z, AA-ZZ. Each block had a hard copy folder with map showing numbers. Most peaks were shown with the ridges for dozer fire breaks. Water sources, hellispots, & Fire Camps. Dozer lines were assessed for accessibility to a dozer and estimates were made on time to construct a line. It would be my guess that the Angeles National Forest had the same.

This was done before GPS, Computers, Cell Phones.


"Pre-attack markers"? Is that the official name for them? Any public resources available with info about them? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found alongside the Mt. Baldy Road.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a couple more yesterday:


(Dora BM 4547', Glendora Ridge)


(Near entrance to Tanbark Road, Glendora Ridge)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one was found on Lower Lytle Creek Ridge near Keen BM. You can see in the close-up that there used to be some letters and numbers, but they are unreadable now.




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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These aren't triangular, but they're the same sort of thing. The far end of Ontario ridge has at least two markers:

VH16 (Turtle's Beak):




VH8(somewhere about point 7792)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three for the price of one at Cogswell Dam!

DSC00476 by moore91024, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus one along Blue Ridge Rd. between Inspiration Point and Blue Ridge CG.

DSC00394 by moore91024, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffH wrote:
Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, I walked around there this morning since my sister is visiting from chilly Portland.
V79 on the marker, it's just before the 2.5 mile marker on the Burbank Canyon side. Up above the road and below the use trail on the ridge, I couldn't get a good angle for a clear picture.




It's probably U 79, because I found U 77 further up the ridge yesterday.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barley Flats had some triangular signs near the entrance gate.





And then there was the one at Thorn BM.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the marker along Winston Ridge near Pt. 6850




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found three more blank triangles along the Mt. Lukens Road.


Near Bee Flat


At junction with Earl Canyon Mtwy


On Peak 4223 (Mt. Pickens)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I unearthed one on Cole Point and set it upright on the summit.




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The marker is missing from Sunset Peak now, I walked up there today. Also gone is the rock pile that housed a summit register with an Eispiraten sticker. Looks like the rocks were moved to create a 8-inch tall windbreak for a tent a few yards to the west of the summit.



This was December 2015



As of today. Quite a few areas were smoothed over as if they had been dug recently.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a couple more this weekend on my trek up Potato Mountain.



This is on the Palmer Canyon Motorway about a mile from Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.



Almost at the summit of Potato. It looks like FV was written on there but nothing official.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These two are near the East Fork parking lot.



And this one is off Hwy 39 between the two dams.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the San Gabriels, but close enough. Blank triangle on the SW ridge of Arrowhead Peak:



Don't remember the elevation; above 3000ft probably.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found near Azusa River Wilderness Park.




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