The bearing taken by Philip Adams in recent columns conveys his opinion that the biggest threat to the land surveying profession in decades is a trickle of highly educated but technically inept four-year graduates that thrive in calculus and physics, but could not find an iron pipe to save their lives.
Unless you have worked as part of a three- or four-person crew, you will miss much of the fun in land surveying. I have to think that those old GLO survey teams of 20 or more must have had some hairy adventures that provided great entertainment as the stories were told around the evening campfire.
More than 45 years ago, Scott McClintock, PLS, started surveying as a teenager in Arizona. Now, he works in Alaska, doing everything from small lot retracements and subdivisions to environmental reclamation projects and topographic surveys for engineering.