The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : to-do list
Overall: having visited every bm at least twice. Special targets:
- redo bm175-190
- checking the main route between 178 en 184
- redo bm238-249
- a final search for bm271bis
- redo bm273-296
- checking "Robert's rectangle" at the spot of the disappeared bm297
- redo bm309-310bis
- checking the main route between 314 and 319
- redoing the variant between 314 and 316
- redoing bm323-325
- checking new course main route from bm325 to 326
- checking the main route between 330 and 333
- new search for the missing 'bornes de paçage' between bm333 and bm358
- a new search for markers A to D from the 'terrain indivis' S of the bm408-409-borderline
- a survey of the hydrography around Cabane de Héréchet
- bm542 once again by the classic route
- visiting bm602 again, for example with a kayak or swimming
||completing the GRPdesBF-stages on the website
||Writing and publishing my topoguide of the GRPdesBF
Bordermarkers - still to find or disappeared
The present situation (may 2020): bordermarkers not found.
Bordermarkers not found
||cross at the summit of Pic d'Orhy, not found on 20090601, 20110817 and 20170730 neither by others. Official reports consider this bm as disappeared.
||borderstone on the Port d'Ourdayté, not found on 20090602, 20090603, 201010910 and 20130902 There are reports that this bm disappeared in september 2007.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||not found on 20090610, 20100913 , 20110901 and 20150707. 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 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.
- design of the main route
- design of the variants
- perhaps a page on lightweight-backpacking
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- adding the esfr-bordermarkers and missing trails on Open Streetmap (OSM).
- add a page on the morphology of the bordermarkers: on their design, their differences and similarities
- make a link down below on the (long) pages to quickly return to above instead of having to scroll back to the top.