I also enjoy randomly finding USGS monuments! Somewhere in my archives, I have photos of the monument inside Hoover Dam and near the top of whatever that 14k’-ish mountain outside of Denver you can drive almost to the top of. I know it’s possible to look up where to find them, but it’s more fun to just stumble upon them (if one is weird like this).
@OhHai - these monuments are meant to be benchmarks and some are really accurate traverse points set as USGS moved across the nation.
Woah, just realized how off-topic we’re getting. I’m team Javelina, all the way!
You know how we do on BB.
I am also on team Javelina!
We even brought home some metal Javelina lawn ornaments from AZ last time we were there.
I never thought I’d get mentioned in a front page article. It made my night. Thanks!
Go Javelinas, Go!
… they definitely wouldn’t want people to think they were rounding to the nearest hundred feet
and also if it was 4499 feet 11⅞ inches that might be even more aggravating
I got my picture on the one on top of the volcano on Oahu over the summer. Despite multiple physical limitations, I still, barely, made it to the top. Highly recommend it if you can. I have a little baby souvenir copy of it on my desk as a reminder.
hey, man, thank you so much for pointing me to the best article I’ve read in quite a while!
the hero we don’t deserve!!
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