WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN SUMMIT HOUSE

NGS PID:
PG2105
Coordinates:
N 44.366° W 73.903133°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Stone Building
Year Established:
1942
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of August 6, 2006

On the final morning of our "Adirondack Mini-adventure," Rich and I decided to do the tourist thing and drive to the top of Whiteface. Well, it wasn't a disappointment — and not only because there were two survey marks here to log! The drive itself was well worth the $14.00 toll, and our experience only improved as we neared the top. We decided to hike up the last several hundred feet from the castle to the summit, and when we were done, take the elevator back down the 27 stories to the tunnel, which emerges from the mountain just east of the castle. The elevator leaves from within the beautiful stone summit house which, along with the associated tunnel system, dates from 1937-1938. The light atop the summit house is the intersected point, as mentioned on the datasheet, and it appears to be in good condition.

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

Recovered in good condition. Summit house and light are as described.