38 M

N 41.715628° W 75.418289° (estimate)
1491.996 ft.
Bench Mark Disk
Year Established:
Established By:
Note Entered
Unknown (Not Found) as of June 20, 2015
  • Official USGS Description:

    Pleasant Mount, 2.4 mi S. of along rd. to Waymart; 0.1 mi SW. of junction of State Highway 170 and rd. S.; 130 ft W. of rd. S.; 50 ft S. of junction of rd. W.; in large boulder; standard tablet stamped "38 M 1942"

So close and yet so far! We're nearly sure that this mark is still in place, and Dad and I think we saw the boulder that it's set into, but a twenty foot wide "moat" of thick poison ivy prevented us from reaching it. Beyond the Evil Weed, the woods are open and easily hikeable, and the boulder is only a few dozen yards into the woods anyway. But we weren't about to risk a reaction, which I would surely get. Dad is still pretty sure that he's among the very small percentage of people who are immune, or at least resistant, to poison ivy, but he doesn't want to find out the hard way. I would love to try this one again, though, perhaps when there's a layer of snow on the ground, or with some preventive measures like grocery bags tied around my shoes.

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