The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : to-do list
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Planning
2020-2021

Overall: having visited every bm at least twice. Special targets:

Pyrénées-Atlantiques (001-311)
-redo bm001-028
- 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

Hautes-Pyrénées (312-417)
- 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

Ariège (418-426)
-completed

Pyrénées-Orientales (427-602)
- bm542 once again by the classic route
- visiting bm602 again, for example with a kayak or swimming

summer 2020 completing the GRPdesBF-stages on the website
2020-21 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
bm236 cross at the summit of Pic d'Orhy, not found on 2009060120110817 and 20170730 neither by others. Official reports consider this bm as disappeared. 
bm255 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 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 , 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 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.