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PanamaRed - Feb 22, 2014 7:52 pm - Voted 10/10


This is alot of history you have documented! I find it interesting how they all look a little different. Some have names of peaks and elevations, others don't. Love the album!


Dean - Feb 22, 2014 11:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

I'm addicted to the benchmarks found on summits. I'm always sad when I find the central one missing or I've climbed a peak that doesn't have one at all. Registers are next on what I look for when I hit a summit, especially on mountains that see few visitors. Another SP member and I found a register on a peak in Idaho that went back into the 1940's. That was cool. Thanks for checking out the album, I'm glad you liked it.


Klenke - Mar 8, 2014 11:45 am - Voted 10/10

Benchmarks in every direction

Hey Dean, I just saw this page. Pretty cool. I'm sure the USGS also appreciates the "visual record."

I have a goal to visit the westernmost, easternmost, southernmost, etc. benchmarks in WA. Some are fairly hard to get to.

Is this page just a personal collection or can others upload to it?


Dean - Mar 8, 2014 11:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Benchmarks in every direction

Paul, glad you like benchmarks too. I like putting the state abbreviation in parentheses as it helps in giving a feel for where the benchmark is located. Take care.


Klenke - Mar 8, 2014 1:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Benchmarks in every direction

I uploaded one (upload #300, heh heh) for the Red Mountain west of downtown Las Vegas.

As an experiment I retrieved the datasheet from the USGS BM datasheet database. Unfortunately (for us), we can't link to a record in their database. So I pasted it into the caption.

To get the formatting correct and readable in the caption, the following HTML programming was done:

<div align="left"><font size="1" face="courier new"><sup><br /> Paste the Datasheet text here<br /> </sup></font></div>

Ignore the br tags (I can't seem to get them to disappear in this post).

The superscript tag decrease the size just enough to not force any lines to wrap to the next line.

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