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Benchmark Picture Contest 2005 Part 2

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Here's part 2 of the 2005 collection of excellent benchmark pictures.

Be sure to enjoy 2005 part 1 and 2004!

 

Once again here's the picture 'contest' 'rules'.

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Contest rules:

 

1. No intersection stations (the station IS the tower, building, etc.) Why? Well they all look pretty good, but they're not really all that 'benchmarky'.

 

2. The disk has to be at least vaguely visible in the picture. No - 'view from', 'the area', etc. with no PID marker in it. Why? It's gotta be a Benchmark picture!

 

3. It has to be a PID in the database, or at least one of its reference marks or its azimuth mark (in case they don't have their own PID).

 

4. No closeup of just the disk. (Comeon, it's just a disk - where's the nice scenery?)

 

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I'll kick this new thread off with a shot from yesterday - a view to the east from MY2809 - CASTLE HILL RESET.

 

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This is a picture of PF1171 (Speckled Mt.) in Maine looking west toward Mt Washington in N.H.623ef0d9.jpg

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I have tried a couple of times from the several benchmarks in the area to get a shot of the Arkansas Cloudmaker Machine.

Well I did it finally.

FG1599.

 

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I was browsing the BM picture gallery & saw this nice shot...

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KW3207 HOFFPORT by ChilliWilli -

 

The next picture is really cute, it is actually MY3728

STATE BOUNDARY O CONN 1937 but the description & picture is listed here MY3729 TRI STATE. There is a cache close by that is letting cachers become benchmark hunters & some are not logging the momument also. They are missing out on another benchmark find...

 

 

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A great shot by Team Min Dawg

 

Thanks guys for the picts!

Edited by 2oldfarts (the rockhounders)

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Yep, all this time, I've been savin' 'em up!!!

Kick back, relax, and enjoy these excellent benchmark pictures!

 

 

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Steep by duke22

 

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E 74 by ArtMan

 

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Tantlus by duke22

 

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Dutton Mags 1934 by Munin (looking toward Boston)

 

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Juniper by Me & Bucky

 

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New Home Bench by duke22

 

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Yosemite Point by ltleelim

 

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Speckled by ddnutzy

 

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Wilkerson by RustyBeerCan

 

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147 M USGS by CallawayMT

 

10's the picture post limit, so I'm pausing for station identification (heh heh heh) :blink:

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I just wanted to share two "gorgeous benchmark locations" I've visited this Summer. Rich in NEPA and I have both found these marks, but we are still working on our logs.

 

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GREAT HEAD (PE1783) in Acadia National Park, Maine.

 

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BURNETT (KU4050) in Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey. This mark is a chiseled cross rather than a disk.

 

(I sincerely hope that I am not blocking too much of the view in either case. :P)

 

Thanks, Rich, for the photos!

 

~Zhanna

 

http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/

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In the shadow of HV7097 and HV7098 (August 13, 2005)

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The marks in this case are the red-and-white stacks at the power plant across the Potomac River. The crossing is the nicely-named Harry Nice Memorial Bridge, and the kids playing on the beach are unidentified, but happy.

 

-ArtMan-

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Oops. My bad. I failed to RTFM. Contest supremo declared No Intersection Stations, and I posted two. For shame. I hope BDT will forgive me this transgression. In my defense, one shot is an impressionistic, non-standard view of a very well known obelisk, and I was the first to log it here. The other is just a nice scenic shot despite the presence of two (two!) intersection stations in the same frame.

 

Humbly,

-ArtMan-

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Canada-US border monument, located beside the Klondike Highway in the White Pass between Skagway, AK and Yukon.

 

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This photo doesn't show it, but the left and right sides are stamped US and Canada, respectively. Concrete is stamped:

 

118A

2000

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Ok, I feel really inferior compared to the other photos here, but so far this is the best I have found.

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B31 in Long Beach, Mississippi.

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H-11 (EZ1466) in Sanford NC. Disk visible above trash can on right side of building.

 

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ArtMan 

Posted: Aug 14 2005, 01:27 PM

I hope BDT will forgive me this transgression. In my defense, one shot is an impressionistic, non-standard view of a very well known obelisk, and I was the first to log it here. The other is just a nice scenic shot despite the presence of two (two!) intersection stations in the same frame.

Yes of course! :laughing: It was more like a guidance anyway (to quote a recent movie). All the pictures posted here by everyone are excellent, and fun to look at!

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Burley Tobacco roadside in Hancock County, Kentucky

 

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Tower in Nicholasville, KY

 

 

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*Sigh* Graffiti...

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See OC2772 for details.

 

On top of Whales Back Mountain, at the very peak, the Maine- New Hampshire border occurs. This is one of my favorite finds of all time. The main station was found under a Cairn:

 

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And the view was magnificent!

 

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Spoo

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Yippee! I finally have a 2005 photo that is worthy of the contest! This is from

 

TU1011.

 

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I took this of HT3065 on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay last weekend.

 

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This is about as good as it has gotten in my area. The view was wonderful but the day was hazy so it didn't capture well in a picture. Still, fall here in the east is great to see.

 

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I accidentally took another one--with the sun in the background you can see how nice a day this was.

 

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Matt

 

Edited to add PID links and another pic.

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Took this photo Saturday. View east across the Hudson River from KU4023. KU4023 is the drill hole in the marble slab.

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Dolphin has run amok!

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KU4063. 6.6 feet from the edge of the Palisades. View easterly across the Hudson River to Yonkers, New York.

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The bolt is the bound of Ma. and CT. It is also the highest point in Ct. that is on a mt. that peaks in Ma. (MZ2048)

Edited by ddnutzy

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I initially found HT0700 in Oct 2004. Because of a series of unfortunate events (not near as serious as the events in the book series!), I never took nor posted a picture of this benchmark. I happened to be in the area yesterday and corrected that oversite.

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You'll recognize the Golden Gate Bridge. :P And that brick building underneath the left side of the bridge is Fort Point, the only civil war era fort on the west coast! (See HT3036 )

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I guess my best views are across the Hudson River. Here is KU3903:

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The intersection points across the river are Grants Tomb and Riverside Cathedral.

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The last day of 2005! Winter benchmark hunting is just as challenging if not more so, but nice views are elusive. Here's the last of 2005 that I have collected. Do any of you have any late faves to add?

 

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C 248 by CallawayMT

 

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Q 311 by square nail

 

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TWIN REF MARK by Team KBAT

 

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GARFIELD by Me & Bucky

 

These topics are too big, even 2 per year. I think I will try quarterly topics for 2006.

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