The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : to-do list
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Planning
august 2018
Pyrénées-Atlantiques (001-311)
- 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.
- redo bm156-190
- checking the main route between 178 en 184
- redo bm238-249
- a final search for bm271bis
- checking "Robert's rectangle" at the spot of the disappeared bm297

Hautes-Pyrénées (312-417)
- checking the main route between 314 and 319
- redoing the variant between 314 and 316

- checking the main route and variants between 325 and 330
- exploring the shortcut between Señal de Viadós and bm330.
- checking the main route between 330 and 333
- checking the main route 333 to 356 and redo the bm's
- finding the unnumbered cross between 340 and 341
- a new search for the original 359
- redoing bm386 to bm408
-revisiting bm408 III and IV
- a new search for markers A to D from the 'terrain indivis' S of the bm408-409-borderline

winter 2018-19 completing the GRPdesBF-stages
2019
Overall: having visited every bm at least twice

Ariège (418-426)

Pyrénées-Orientales (427-602)
- descending again from bm541 (P6) to bm542 to check how to return
- visiting the new submarkers 597 (when established)
- visiting bm602 again, for example with a kayak

Bordermarkers - still to find or disappeared
The present situation (july 2018): 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.
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
- 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.