H 727

NGS PID:
DW0376
Coordinates:
N 33.690175° W 115.801879°
Location:
Elevation:
2080.55 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1944
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of March 29, 2019

We had one disappointment earlier today while on our first exploration of Joshua Tree National Park, when we were unable to find G 727. But there was another benchmark on my list along Cottonwood Springs Road, and this one had adjusted coordinates so we were pretty sure it would be findable (or, if nothing else, we would know for certain if it was gone). The disk was in place and in good condition, and it was in another incredibly beautiful spot among the wildflowers!

Funny thing about this disk is that whoever set it may have forgotten their letter stamps, because the "H" in the designation was punched out using a series of dots rather than being stamped as usual.

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