rcorfman wrote: ↑
May 13 2020 9:47 pm
hikeaz wrote:Is there a reason not to place the obelisque NORTH of this road?
Well, the obelisk is an actual border mark, are you proposing
moving the border 25' north? There are many others along the border too, one I've seen by the northern terminus of the PCT.
Obviously (and addressed in my earlier post) the "border" cannot be moved. The border itself marks the possessions of our sovereign nation. But this is a hiking trail
and if the obligatory 'photo' or 'views' is the issue, merely move the marker. If folks want the marker to be 'ON' the border...well there is going to be a wall there (photoshop?).
Please re-read my post above, and note the question mark... ....I asked a question
...not be confused with a proposition
To me, unless one wants to get hung up on minutia (and there are plenty of those, God knows) , 25' is not a hill worth dying on. YRMV.
If a bona-fide, funded option, I
would take the $40M and improve hundreds of miles of the Arizona Trail vs 25'. Other folks may opt to spend ($?) fighting the 25'; and if they feel strongly about it they should fight that fight. https://aztrail.org/get-involved/donate/
(Presuming the AzT Assoc. wants to spend the funds in that way).
This exchange of ideas and debate, discussed openly is one reason why there are so many folks clamoring to become part of our great country, any way they can,