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Benchmarks as Souveniers

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I was in the Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite this weekend and I saw in the bottle shop that they were selling souvenier reproductions of the USGS benchmark on El Capitan and the NPS benchmark on top of Half Dome.

It's a pretty cool way to commemorate the accomplishment of being on top of those landmarks.

It's been a long time since I've been on top of El Capitan and I haven't yet climbed Half Dome so I didn't pick them up.

My eagle-eyed kids also spotted benchmarks at the Vernal Falls bridge and on Clark Point.

 

Mickey

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Those sound cool! I've never seen any marker reproductions for sale - did you happen to notice the prices?

I hope to get to Yosemite someday, fell in love with it when I first saw Ansel Adams' prints.

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Take a look at this web site:

mountainclimb.

 

They have various replicas of quite a few benchmarks of the higher mountains and other significant places. I have never bought anything from them, but I've been aware of the site for several years. If anyone has anything from them, I'd be interested in hearing about it!

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Originally posted by MaxEntropy:

I was in the Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite this weekend and I saw in the bottle shop that they were selling souvenier reproductions of the USGS benchmark on El Capitan and the NPS benchmark on top of Half Dome.

It's a pretty cool way to commemorate the accomplishment of being on top of those landmarks.

It's been a long time since I've been on top of El Capitan and I haven't yet climbed Half Dome so I didn't pick them up.

Max Entropy

More than just a name, a lifestyle.


 

Did they have any of those Yosimite Sam mud flaps that say, "Back Off!"? I haven't climbed Half Dome either, but I've made the trek to Klingman's Dome summit. They didn't even have

any Smokey Bear tee-shirts there. icon_confused.gif

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I saw some for sale at Devils Tower, WY last Labor Day weekend. They was over $20 so we didn't bother looking too closely at them. It would have made a neat gift for someone who had topped the Tower.

-Jennifer

 

Age does not bring wisdom, but it does give perspective.

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