Bench Marks

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Created On: Mar 28, 2006
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This album is for bench marks. Every time I reach the summit of a climb the first thing I look for is the bench mark because I belive that to be the truest way to prove you were there. Please feel free to post any photographs you might have of bench marks.






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Dean

Dean - Mar 29, 2006 12:20 am - Voted 10/10

Me too !!

I love benchmarks and registers. I first look for the benchmark and then for a register. Most peaks have one or the other or both.
Neat album idea.

JasonH

JasonH - Mar 29, 2006 12:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Me too !!

Thank you Dean for your vote and very nice comment. I think bench marks and registers add to the fun of climbing.

Rob A

Rob A - Mar 29, 2006 1:31 am - Voted 10/10

Nice Idea...

...I attatched your album to my summit structres album since in a way they are related.

JasonH

JasonH - Mar 29, 2006 1:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Idea...

Thank you Rob for your vote and comment. That was a great idea you had. I got some pictures to add to your summit structres album. It seems every summit I've reached so far has some type of structure on it.

David_Holland

David_Holland - Sep 11, 2006 7:18 pm - Hasn't voted

nice

Nice, but what are they? i dont know it..is it for GPS?

nartreb

nartreb - Sep 11, 2006 8:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

They're for mapmaking, usually by the US Geodetic Survey. (Most are quite a bit older than GPS -- the Survey started in 1869.) They mark a location used for measurement. Some are placed on summits, some are placed at spots that are visible from the air, some are placed along a clear line of sight to another known location. Some are used to measure position, some are used to measure elevation. People especially like to find and photograph the ones on summits where the USGS has engraved the name and elevation - it's a way of proving you were there.

David_Holland

David_Holland - Sep 12, 2006 7:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

Ok, thanks for the info! I think its aspecialy for the US?

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Oct 26, 2006 2:29 am - Voted 10/10

NIce idea....

Should be an interesting collection!

JasonH

JasonH - Oct 26, 2006 5:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: NIce idea....

Thank you for your vote and comment. This album does have the possibility of being really large.

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