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    Default Milage Marker Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grampie View Post
    There is a stone milage marker, in New Hampshire, at around 1758. As I remember it it's about 5' tall, 10' square and is made from a finished piece of stone. On the side is inscribed what I believe is a milage distance.
    I know it's telling the milage from Springer, but why is it at that particular spot? Who put it there? It probably weighs a couple of hundred pounds and cost a few $ to make.
    The last time I passed it was in 2003. I presume it is still standing. I have thought about it several times since and asked other hikers about it but never got an answer that satisfid my wondering.
    It's been 9 years since I first asked this question. Still looking for a answer.
    Grampie-N->2001

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    My guess is its a FM. DOC appears to be far more of an active club than one that records and archives the actions of their members (if it is a DOC project in the first place). Nice to know there are still mysteries out there. FM = Frigging Mystery

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    The common method now are mileage markers that can last a long time. Installed at trailheads, shelters, or trail junctions

    I remember a mileage sign about 2-3 miles NOBO from Iron Mtn Gap
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