H 362

NGS PID:
KV2873
Coordinates:
N 40.9779° W 75.138833°
Location:
Elevation:
401.11 ft.
Type:
Vertical Control Mark
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1978
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 15, 2002

Found it this warm, rainy day after picking up our Status Crow reward cache across the river. We parked in the Resort Point Overlook lot and I crossed Route 611 to look for the marker. The coordinates were a few hundred feet off, and the sign mentioned in the description is no longer there (a similar sign exists, but it's apparently been moved a few feet up the road). Still, the marker was quite easy to find. As I was stepping over weeds and brambles by the side of the highway, some self-appointed constable drove up and was eyeing every car in the parking lot (I found out later). He questioned Aaron about what I was doing across the street! This marker is in a very exposed location very close to the road—it can even be seen when you drive by if you know where to look. I had to get a little closer to take the photo, but it wasn't as if I was scaling the hillside. I wasn't aware it required a permit to walk along the side of the road! Some people need to mind their own business. When I crossed back to the lot, he was still there but didn't say anything to me. I ignored him, took a few photos, and we left—one benchmark richer, completely soaked, and with a semi-interesting story to tell!

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Recovered in good condition. Handheld GPS coordinates are 40 58 40.4(N) 075 08 19.8(W).

NGS Vertical Control Mark H 362
NGS Vertical Control Mark H 362
The disk in the exposed rock outcrop
The disk in the exposed rock outcrop
The overlook parking area as seen from the benchmark location
The overlook parking area as seen from the benchmark location
View of the Delaware River (and the highway) from Resort Point Overlook
View of the Delaware River (and the highway) from Resort Point Overlook
Zhanna is tired of all the rain!
Zhanna is tired of all the rain!