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Near a previous NOT FOUND 1903 Chiseled Square.

 

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<a href="http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=mr0359" target="_blank">MR0359</a>

 

kayakbird

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Great find!

 

How did you know it was set in 1903?

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Current DS:

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MR0359

MR0359 HISTORY - Date Condition Report By

MR0359 HISTORY - 1903 MONUMENTED CGS

MR0359 HISTORY - 1958 GOOD NGS

MR0359 HISTORY - 1983 MARK NOT FOUND NGS

MR0359

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Edit 21 Dec 10

This mark can be found on page 167 (173-334 Google Books) of Special Pub #18. Some one at NGS must be editing a lot of previously UNK dates. Thanks, MEL

 

kayakbird

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MALPAI looks warm & lovely... that's a fabulous scenic shot from the top of the mesa.

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OK, Klemmer's wildflower picture gallery ready for opening day. I wouldn't say every flower picture was taken while benchmark hunting, but certainly some were. And I would always have had at least one GPS with me, so that counts too, right? There are several sub-albums, so dig down a level, if you want. And of course there are many pages. Click on the photo for a larger version. Resolution has been reduced & more compression done for space & download. Just ask if you would like the full resolution version (4-5MB). Some ID's are still in process; assistance in ID appreciated. Most from Central to Southern California.

 

 

 

 

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Huh? I remember writing the above quite some time ago, but didn't re-post it. I have no idea who mrphantuan is, or why he re-posted something I wrote. Very strange. Please ignore the above post.

- Klemmer

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Rats... here I was, hoping to see some lovely new flower photos - or great desert scenic shots... so I'll just go back and look at them all from the beginning again. Happy New Year to all!

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OK, Klemmer's wildflower picture gallery ready for opening day. I wouldn't say every flower picture was taken while benchmark hunting, but certainly some were. And I would always have had at least one GPS with me, so that counts too, right? There are several sub-albums, so dig down a level, if you want. And of course there are many pages. Click on the photo for a larger version. Resolution has been reduced & more compression done for space & download. Just ask if you would like the full resolution version (4-5MB). Some ID's are still in process; assistance in ID appreciated. Most from Central to Southern California.

 

How about posting a link to Klemmer's wildflower gallery? We would really like to see them.:lol:

 

Happy New Year!!

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Hi everyone! Happy New Year to all!

Since Shirley asked, here's the link to my Wildflower gallery:

 

http://www.theklems....ery/WildFlowers

 

I posted it sometime ago, probably in this link. Glad to post it again.

 

As I wrote once before:

I wouldn't say every flower picture was taken while benchmark hunting, but certainly some were. And I would always have had at least one GPS with me, so that counts too, right? There are several sub-albums, so dig down a level, if you want. And of course there are many pages. Click on the photo for a larger version. Resolution has been reduced & more compression done for space & download. Just ask if you would like the full resolution version (4-5MB). Some ID's are still in process; assistance in ID appreciated. Most from Central to Southern California

 

I'll see if I have anything to add since I updated it last. Enjoy!

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Thank you Klemmer!

 

That is a very nice gallery. I truly enjoyed browsing through them.

 

Shirley~

I echo Shirley's thanks... we enjoyed browsing the exotics and the usuals - a welcome change for this time of year to be looking at flowers.

 

Wes

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Thanks, Shirley & Wes.

 

Plenty of flowers down here, even now Wes! Although, it was DARN cold this morning hiking! It was a new record low for the date in some areas. it was 35°F this morning... :rolleyes:

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I went through cache valley in Idaho/Utah. Found a number that had never been found by anyone. Some were deep in the weeds, others were buried and dug out. Here was a few from my day.

 

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Cache valley Benchmarks by dnielson2002, on Flickr

 

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Cache valley Benchmarks by dnielson2002, on Flickr

 

This one was half buried on the edge of the building.. you can see the top half of the mark.

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Cache valley Benchmarks by dnielson2002, on Flickr

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Cache valley Benchmarks by dnielson2002, on Flickr

 

 

Cache valley Benchmarks by dnielson2002, on Flickr

 

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Cache valley Benchmarks by dnielson2002, on Flickr

 

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Cache valley Benchmarks by dnielson2002, on Flickr

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I went through cache valley in Idaho/Utah.

 

Are these logged in Geocache with closeups of the disk? In this forum it is nice to insert the PID # with the photo. Even nicer if it is linked to its log - which I still sometimes forget to do. MEL

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Welcome to the benchmark hunting forum BlueRajah.

 

Thank you for sharing the pictures of your good time hunting those marks. Looks like you had a good time and that is all that counts in this hobby.

 

We really have a great day when we can find those that have not been recovered since monumented. And then there are those Old Ones that we all seek....

 

Happy hunting!

 

Shirley~

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Finally, I have one semi-worth posting. Unfortunetly, because of the resize it's hard to see, but:

 

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HK0048 - 5629

Those are the Spanish Peaks in the background, in Southern Colorado.

 

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HK0047 - G 69

Wide open spaces. The same Spanish Peaks are off to the left off-image here.

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Thnx for that pic. I used to live in Nebraska and the site of clouds all about the same size and shape spread evenly for far as you can see in all directions and all moving the same direction on a brite sunny day is one of my favorite memories - i've tried to describe that to people - like a heard of clouds migrating ... hehe - anyway thnx

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Christmas Geocaching fix. Cache called River View in Edgewater, NJ. Hopefully, you can see Jeffreys Hook Lighthouse under the George.

 

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For all of us in the cold and snowy regions; how about a New Year's Day recovery on Maui, Hawaii. Looking to the west into the crater in the foreground and viewing the small island snorkeling crater of Molokini.a8d00e62-fc59-4997-8eac-b4e494c418f0.jpg

PUU OLAI 1879

Kurt

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It is time to bring this back up to get everyone raring to go get some good pictures since ole' man winter is on the wane.

 

We actually couldn't wait any longer and when a spell of nice dry weather had occurred, we went over into Mohave County in AZ. south of Cane Beds, Az. and close to Colorado City, AZ. (Don't you just love the names?)

 

We were benching a little and caching a little.

 

GQ0347 CANE EAST BASE

 

Here is the cool view shot facing east.

 

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Now here is RM 1 view of it starting to slide down the hill. So, does this mean the RM 1 is disturbed, destroyed or just other? Hmmm, good question.

 

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Ohhh, it seems as UNK1 has tagged along and since he recovered this one, we will not.

 

By the way, thank you all who have posted pictures to this thread. I look and enjoy all of them.

 

Shirley~

 

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CallawayMT inspired me to go back through my Hawaii week photos (I left Alaska to spend the first week of the year on Oahu...)

Waikiki is flush with elevation stations and those lovely little bronze disks - here's a few...

 

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TU0305 Waikiki2 - my 1,000th 'found' log...

 

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TU0307 Blow - a tri-station apparently named after nearby Halona Blowhole

 

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Looking SW across TU0307 Blow (and Sandy Beach Park) towards Koko Head...

 

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TU0339 Blow RM1, on a volcanic rock at Sandy Beach Park

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Of course, some of the elevation stations were more noteworthy than others...

 

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Few locations are as lovely as TU1008 Makapuu Point Light.

There were several other marks we found nearby as well while up top.

This point is in a rain shadow, with cactus all over the crest of the ridge.

 

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It was eerie to walk down the ramp in front of the hangars on Ford Island, where

the concrete is still pockmarked from that never-forgotten event in December 1941...

The Pearl Harbor Ford Island Control Tower was a witness to the attacks that day,

and is now a part of the Pacific Aviation Museum (and due to be fully refurbished).

This is adjacent to the Arizona / Oklahoma / Missouri Memorials, and all are a part of the

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Truly a 'benchmark' with history...

 

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My father & I spent the better part of a morning here at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

The Punchbowl, Honolulu's most-visited attraction, is a sobering place well-deserving of a lingering visit.

TU1251 Honolulu Nat'l Cemetery Flagpole watches over this place of eternal rest.

 

So many marks, so many beaches, so much sunshine - and so much history!

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Okay, so I wasn't benchmarking. Geocaching at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Benchmark is: KV4410.

RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1931 (RWW) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS--THIS STATION, ON BEDLOE ISLAND, IS THE HANDLE OF THE TORCH OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, APPARENTLY SYMMETRICALLY LOCATED BENEATH THE CIRCULAR OBSERVING PLATFORM ENCIRCLING THE TORCH. STATION IS THE TIP (LOWEST POINT) OF THE HANDLE. THE STATION WAS NOT OCCUPIED. CRR OF NJ STA 4 IS 2164.1 METERS FROM STATION IN AZIMUTH 202 DEG 08 MIN 31 SEC. NY GRAIN ELEV IS 3916.7 METERS FROM STATION IN AZIMUTH 305 DEG 06 MIN 22 SEC.

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Several photos from a gorgeous April 9th journey across southcentral Alaska with CallawayMT...

 

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View east across tidewater from UW7512 INGRAM to the headwaters of Turnagain Arm, south of Anchorage Alaska.

 

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One of the massive original bearing trees at the Seward Meridian initial point, Seward AK.

 

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A close-up view of the commemorative marker set at the Seward Meridian initial point, Seward AK.

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This is the location of one that I had published on 4/8/2010 and since then no one has bothered to visit it even thought there are geocaches nearby. It's a bit difficult to see it if there's no one to give you a boost to get on the boulder so maybe that's why. It's not as dramatic as the photos above but it's my favorite only because not many people know it's there and it's not listed on any databases that I know of.

 

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Waymarking.com link

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Here are a couple of shots for a mark we found while on vacation. S 170

 

The first is looking down from the top of the cut. Being an active RR we decided it was not wise to try and get close to the mark.

The second picture shows why we didn't approach the mark.

 

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No place to go when the train goes past!

 

This shows why a good telephoto lens comes in so handy. It was taken from the top of the cut on the east side (right side in the picture of the long view).

 

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John

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This shows why a good telephoto lens comes in so handy. It was taken from the top of the cut on the east side (right side in the picture of the long view).

 

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John

 

Nice long shot! Congratulations on that - very readable.

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Spent some time exploring along Chugach National Forest's Portage Pass Trail,

and managed to traverse the rough high ground atop the pass to reach UW7413,

a 1914 triangulation station named "BULWARK". It was an invigorating hike on a

unusually clear and dry summer evening. These pictures were taken at about 8pm.

 

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Looking NE over the mark towards Passage Canal & western Prince William Sound.

The seaport of Whittier lies out of sight just to the right along the Canal.

 

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Looking SSW over the mark (lower right) to the namesake 'Bulwark' on the end

of the ridge, with Portage Glacier and Portage Lake peeking out from behind.

Seven glaciers are visible from this location.

 

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Shakespeare Glacier lies to the south about 3/4 miles beyond the mark. The sound

of running water is constant here on a summer day. This site averages 197" of rain

and 241" of snow annually, with the pass only snow-free from mid-June to mid-October.

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NorthWes,

 

Wow. Incredible scenery and no recoveries since monumentation.

 

Really, really nice.

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KAYAK LANDINGS, CLARK FORK RIVER, SANDERS CO, MONTANA - 1914 Brass & 1944 Iron targets.

 

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SU0209

 

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SU0212

 

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SU0213

 

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SU0214

 

And a 'drive station' NOT DESTROYED 1914 Brass.

 

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Hated to, but had to leave a few for seed - particularly the FOUND & DESTROYED logs on the same day for J 15 1914. SU0412

 

kayakbird

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I am down in Honduras loading for a mission, I look down and I am literally standing on a benchmark. I can not for the life of me search the NGS site by coordinates and I did not see a designator on the mark. Pretty cool unexpected find though.

 

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It's nothing special, but I particularly like how the label painted on the roadway points to the mountain range. I kinda wish I had brought my wide-angle lens, to get more of the range out there.

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JV7215 "GAP"

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One of my good friends is on vacation out in Nevada. He just called me and told me to look at a unique benchmark he just logged. Can't say I have seen one like this before.

 

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http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=kr1649

 

KR1649'DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1951 (LGT)

KR1649'THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF A HILL ABOUT 1/2

KR1649'MILE WEST OF VIRGINIA CITY. IT IS A LARGE LETTER V MADE OUT

KR1649'OF WHITE WASHED ROCKS.

KR1649'

KR1649'THE UPPER LEFT-HAND EDGE OF THE LETTER WAS THE POINT INTERSECTED

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What town is he in?

 

I bet it begins with a V.

 

I think that's how the mountain towns note what town it is to airplanes and travelers, you can see them a lot easier than something down on the ground. Cool BM

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What town is he in?

 

I bet it begins with a V.

 

I think that's how the mountain towns note what town it is to airplanes and travelers, you can see them a lot easier than something down on the ground. Cool BM

 

Virginia City, Nevada

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Happened upon a few lichens on a recent road trip to the Heartland.

 

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NEAR WATERTOWN SD Might be my first Monel Rivet also.

 

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EAST OF MINOT ND Heading to a nearby early 1900's chiseled square but the still flooding Souris River closed the road here.

 

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USLS IN NORTHERN WI Found on hike back in to retrieve a forgotten walking stick. A third visit with a good probe, second tape and a bit of luck was required to see the triangular brass set in stone.

 

kayakbird

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Noticed these lichens on red rock while out for a drive yesterday and thought of kayakbird. ET0905 SPRING is up on top of the hill (more easily accessed from the other side).

 

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Can't compete with Bobby's acres and acres of lichens, but I was really glad to shade up under a P Pine for a few minutes

trekking from COE SNOW/CGS SNOW to MORC LITTLE SNOW last Friday.

 

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SQ0599

 

The view of Fort Peck Reservoir hemmed in by the Missouri Breaks within the CMR National Wildlife Refuge was well worth the hike up to ROCK PEAK .

 

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kayakbird

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