Working on a mountainside near Farmington, CT, our Hodge survey crew gets a nice view of the valley. In the foreground is our backsight prism, which we use as a point of reference for our total station. Just beyond it is an old stone chimney and the remains of a foundation for a home that has long since decayed. A goose had been nesting on the top of the chimney until moments before the photo was taken.
Below, a video of an underground creek. You can hear it gurgling beneath the rocks if you listen carefully. The survey crew had to locate the center of the creek as evidence of property boundary. Towards the end of the video if you look very closely, you can see our instrument man, Steve Strinie, working the total station on top of the hill.