HWyatt Posted December 19, 2004 Share Posted December 19, 2004 (edited) We have been walking the BLM land near us and had great fun finding the benchmarks for the section corners and have even noted that there are benchmarks at the half way point between section corners. We've been feeling pretty smug...as with the help of the gps and compass we found every corner we went for until today. We took a UTM reading off our topo map. We put it in correctly into our gps that was set to the right datum....but we never found a benchmark. We got to the spot and search around in every expanding circles...but no benchmark. What we wondered is if, all section corners have benchmarks.... OR, did we come up with the wrong utm...and, if there a site that we can check to see if the a benchmark has been set at this corner. I read the faq's but am still confused... And just in case you want more details... This particular section is in Crook County, Oregon, on the Horse Butte 1:24,000 quad. It's the corner of 6,5 & 7, 8 sectons in the NW part ((T17S?) of the map. The utm's we came up with are: 0,662,620 /4,886,930 in the datum NAD27CONUS. Any help is much appreciated. HWyatt edit ps: We do have photos of all the other ones we have found. Most are country bm's, but some are fed government bms.... Edited December 19, 2004 by HWyatt Quote Link to comment
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