coazon de oro wrote:
I do believe the 18 dots represent markers along the trail, however, I doubt that any have survived the years, and the greedy treasure hunters that would knock them down.
The Salt Mountains are covered with markers, most of which I believe were claim markers. Other markers I believe were set up by greedy treasure hunters, to throw others off.
There are some stories written about a monument trail (that some believe are stacked rocks) that leads to the LDM. I don't believe Waltz marked his trail so obvious.
Waltz was however told that the mine belonged to Don Miguel Peralta, and he did say that the Mexicans would mark their trails by placing rocks on the forks of trees. I do believe that he himself destroyed as many markers as he could find close to his mine, fearing that some other Mexican would come and find it.
Homar P. Olivarez
Homar, I tend to agree that with the exception of some of the most out of the way places, most "markers" one might come across out there I would consider to be suspect first and foremost. There's simply been too many things destroyed and fabricated out there for me personally to put much faith in a set of markers - unless of course I followed them to a cache or buried mine