The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : to-do list
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Planning
september 2016
- checking the unnumbered S/B-markers between bm056 and 057 and the unnumbered crosses at the hilltop of Atxuria between bm057 and o58.
- trying a direct descent from bm058 towards bm059.
- trying a more direct route between bm061 and 062.
- a visit of the 'border-cemetary' beneath Col de Gorospil (bm076)
- a final search for bm236
- a final search for bm271bis
- exploring the shortcut between Señal de Viadós and bm330.
- a new search for bm359
- a new search for the 408-submarkers III and IV
- a new search for markers A to D from the 'terrain indivis' S of the bm408-409-borderline
- descending again from bm541 (P6) to bm542 to check how to return
- near Coustouges, checking forest-trails beneath Can d'Amunt
- visiting the new submarkers (if established)
- visiting bm602 again, for example with a kayak
winter 2016-17 completing the GRPdesBF-design

Bordermarkers - still to find or disappeared
The present situation (may 2014): bordermarkers not found.



Bordermarkers not found and/or needing a revisit
bm236
cross at the summit of Pic d'Orhy, not found on 20090601 and 20110817, neither by others. Official reports consider this bm as disappeared. There are plans to replace the cross by a little stone pillar. 
bm255
borderstone on the Port d'Ourdayté, not found on  2009060220090603 and 201010910 . There are reports that this bm disappeared in september 2007.
bm271bis
bm271bis is considered to be destroyed, the site was visited on 20110828 and 20120829 and  20130901. See 20130901 for an analysis of the original location of bm271bis.
bm297 cross engraved in a rockwall but destroyed/disappeared. The site was visited on 20120827.
Was 'replaced' in 1977-78 by a masonry pillar on a hilltop 175m away.
bm359 found on  20110901 thanks to directions of Paco Nudels and Charles & Josette Darrieu. However: questions remain if this is the real bm359. See this page for those questions.
bm364
not found on 2009061020100913 and 20110901  And neither found by Robert Darrieumerlou,Paco Nudels, Charles & Josette Darrieu and Jacques Koleck. Paco supplied an old picture of the bm on this page, originating from the Archives de la Guardia Civil.
bm408-III one of 4 submarkers, placed in or after 1960 after an esfr-dispute over forest-exploitation. Searched but not found by Charles & Josette Darrieu, neither by me on  20110831 and 20120514, 20140526 and 20150706. See the special page on the bm408-submarkers. I have to return.
bm408-IV one of 4 submarkers, placed in 1960 after a esfr-dispute over forest-exploitation. Searched but not found by Charles & Josette Darrieu, neither by me on  20110831 and 20120514, 20140526 20150706. See the special page on the bm408-submarkers. I have to return.
Llivia bm16north
Llivia has its own set of 45 bordermarkers from which 9 are double bm's. Somehow, I never searched for the second bm16 until 20130604. The treaty explicitly states that there are two markers no. 16. I couldn't find it. Charles Darrieu and Jacques Koleck couldn't find it either. It might be removed when the road was enlarged.

GRPdesBF-page
- design of the main route
- design of the variants
- perhaps a page on lightweight-backpacking

History-page
- more information on the actual existing delimitation from the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) until the Bayonne-treaties, three centuries later
- more information on the delimitation-process in 19th century. Perhaps Sermet's "La Frontière hispano-française des Pyrénées: et les conditions de sa délimitation"  can supply that information.
- add information on the Lies and Passeries, centuries-old local cross-border agreements on cattle grazing and mutual support and perhaps delimitation.


Curiosities-page
- add an item on the French hamlet of Ondarolle which religiously resides under the Spanish church.
- draw the line of the watershed on a map and compare it with the actual borderline.

Bibliography-section
- put local versions of all treaties and other documents on the website itself
- extract the esfr-treaties from the "Documentos internacionales del reinado de dona Isabel II desde1842 a 1968 Parte 1 - 1869" and put these Spanish-language documents on the website if not available elsewhere.

Cartography-page
- make a .kml of the borderline as a whole as it is shown on the IGN-topomaps.
- make pictograms for the various bm-types - e.g. cross and pillar - to use with the bm-placemarks in Google Earth
- adding the esfr-bordermarkers and missing trails on Open Streetmap (OSM).

Miscellania-pages
- add a page on the morphology of the bordermarkers: on their design, their differences and similarities

In general
- make a link down below on the (long) pages to quickly return to above instead of having to scroll back to the top.
- adding a geo-tagged picture of each bordermarker on my Panoramio-page (including a reference to this website) in order to show up in Google Earth.