JUST FOUND!! Missing Benchmark off Ortega Hwy.
A new discovery was made on a recent hike off Ortega highway near Lake Elsinore . Benchmark K313 that was placed in 1938 was recorded missing since 1958. With a little off trail investigation and a knowlegable Surveyor , the benchmark was rediscovered in 2013!!
The NGS Data Sheet
National Geodetic Survey, Retrieval Date = FEBRUARY 9, 2013 DX155
DESIGNATION -K 313 DX1558 PID -DX1558 DX1558 STATE/COUNTY-CA/RIVERSIDE DX1558 COUNTRY -US DX1558 USGS QUAD -SITTON PEAK (1988) DX1558 DX1558 *CURRENT SURVEY CONTROL DX1558
DX1558 DX1558'DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 DX1558'12.4 MI SW FROM ELSINORE. DX1558'12.4 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 74 FROM ELSINORE, DX1558'RIVERSIDE COUNTY, 1.0 MILE WEST OF THE JUNCTION OF THE MAIN DX1558'DIVIDE TRUCK TRAIL LEADING NORTH, 0.1 MILE SOUTH OF TWO LARGE DX1558'GALVANIZED ROAD-OIL TANKS, AT THE EAST SIDE OF A SMALL WASH, DX1558'JUST WEST OF A ROCKY POINT, 33 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF DX1558'THE HIGHWAY, IN THE TOP OF A LARGE ROCK OUTCROP, AND ABOUT 7 DX1558'FEET HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY.
A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED K 313 DX1558'1935. DX1558 DX1558 STATION RECOVERY (1958) DX1558 DX1558'RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 DX1558' MARK NOT FOUND.
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