[Cdt-l] Fwd: CDT Monument vandalized

ks1007 at aol.com ks1007 at aol.com
Mon Apr 8 15:13:14 CDT 2013

the terminus is right next to a gate going into mexico - I'm surprised that the shelter hasn't been ripped off yet or that someone hasn't roped the monument and dragged it across the border - the monument etal was a big project of the CDTA when they had money - way too much was spent on it - jonathan has some really great ideas  

Deming, NM

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com>
Cc: cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 1:08 pm
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] CDT Monument vandalized

What Sam told us when we got a lift to the border was that within a week or so of the monument being installed and the shelter built, the picnic table that was put under it was stolen.  So it's not as remote as we might want.


On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com> wrote:

I hadn't seen that, thanks...

Maybe a more practical version of my idea is to just cut it out of a big piece of plywood, and paint it with silver paint. It wouldn't last as long, but could be reprinted or replaced more cheaply. Not sure if it'd get all shot-up being right on the border? I'm not sure about people's behaviors with discharging weapons across the border... Though, it's pretty remote there, and the border patrol is not likely to notice. 

Another problem could be wind... I could see something like this acting like a sail in a windstorm. 

Well... Just thinking out loud :-)


On Apr 8, 2013, at 8:28 AM, Marcia Powers <GottaWalk at pacbell.net> wrote:

Jonathan, that is a great idea! Have you seen the very beautiful AZT trailhead signs? They are gun-proof ~half inch steel with a rusted patina. The lettering is cut through it and the maps were permanently (welded?) on. http://trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=12537


On Apr 7, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com> wrote:

Man, what a bummer... but good they're going to fix it.

I had this idea once of a giant brushed metal version of the CDT trail logo, about 10ft in diameter, and up off the ground about 10ft or so - like the CDT's biggest trail sign. It could be angled so that when the spring/fall sun is setting, it'd reflect on the trail. You'd be able to see that sucker for a mile down there - like a glowing beacon as the sun set. But, of course, that kind of thing would be a big target for metal junkies and whatever else. Maybe someday though...


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