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This is not the benchmark for Drake Peak. When you get to the top of Light Peak you will find this benchmark that says Drake Peak. You are actually on Light Peak which is not the taller of the two. If you're trying to hit Drake, head East, it's worth it.

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ZeeJayReference mark

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I'm not an expert on benchmarks, but that clearly says "reference mark" on it as well as RM 3. Presumably there is also a reference mark 1 and reference mark 2. Reference marks have arrows as this one does pointing to the actual benchmark.
Posted Jul 16, 2013 11:19 pm

Nick TurturaRe: Reference mark

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Correct on both counts, however the arrow is pointing west, while Drake Peak is to the East. This isn't my first rodeo and I was still fooled. I looked for the benchmark that this was referencing and found nothing. Then later when I climb the true Drake, it had no benchmark. No big deal, I just couldn't make sense of it.
Posted Aug 25, 2013 12:38 am

hightineraryReference Marks

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Right, ZeeJay. I have climbed several peaks that have multiple reference marks that point to the benchmark.
Posted Jul 17, 2013 8:46 am

Nick TurturaRe: Reference Marks

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Correct on both counts, however the arrow is pointing west, while Drake Peak is to the East. This isn't my first rodeo and I was still fooled. I looked for the benchmark that this was referencing and found nothing. Then later when I climb the true Drake, it had no benchmark. No big deal, I just couldn't make sense of it.
Posted Aug 25, 2013 12:38 am

hightineraryMisdirection

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Sounds like a USGS blunder!
Posted Aug 25, 2013 4:10 pm

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