Recently I went for a walk with a friend along one of the local ridge lines, Cooleman Ridge. We decided to make our way to the top of Mt Arawang to reach the trig point* there. When we made it we were pleasantly surprised to find someone had recently hung a hammock seat from the trig point. Of course, Ludo, who was along for the walk, and I had to test it.
The weather was absolutely stunning, and the view gorgeous – the perfect place for a seat (and it was surprisingly comfy).
Has anyone ever put something in place for your community to use?
*A trig point (also known as a Trigonometric Station) typically consists of a black disc on top of four metal legs or concrete pillar, resembling a navigation beacon. It is also accompanied by a metal disc, which is located directly below the center point of the tripod or on top of the pillar itself. Trig points are generally located at the top of hills or points of prominence in the landscape. Many provide unique views and challenges, with some being difficult to get to. These points were regarded as valuable to surveyors, providing reference points for measuring distance and direction, and assisting in the creation of maps.GeoWiki