WHITEFACE MTN

NGS PID:
PG2112
Coordinates:
N 44.365783° W 73.903067°
Location:
Elevation:
4866 ft.
Type:
Lead Bolt
Setting:
Bedrock
Year Established:
1880
Established By:
Adirondack Surveys
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of August 6, 2006

On the final day of our "Adirondack Mini-adventure," Rich and I decided to investigate Whiteface and see what all the fuss was about. I was intrigued by the mention of both a castle and a tunnel ... and the presence of a tri-station at the summit made the trip imperative. We had originally hoped to watch the sunset from Whiteface two days before, but discovered when we reached the toll gates that the road had closed early in the evening. It's just as well, because visiting the summit during this warm, dry, sunny mid-morning was a beautiful experience. We could see for many miles and were able to identify most of the high peaks and the nearby lakes. We were also, with minimal intrusion from the swarms of tourists at the summit, able to find and document the station mark and both reference marks. We found all three to be in good condition and as described by NGS in 1976. On our next trip, we'll attempt to locate the azimuth mark!

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

The station mark and reference marks 1 and 2 were recovered in good condition. The azimuth mark was not searched for at this time. The 1976 description remains accurate.

Adirondack Surveys Lead Bolt WHITEFACE MTN
Adirondack Surveys Lead Bolt WHITEFACE MTN
Eyelevel view of the bolt in the rock ledge, with the Whiteface summit sign in background.
Eyelevel view of the bolt in the rock ledge, with the Whiteface summit sign in background.
Looking approximately NE toward weather observation tower.
Looking approximately NE toward weather observation tower.
Sign on weather observation tower.
Sign on weather observation tower.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
WHITEFACE MTN RM 1 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk WHITEFACE MTN RM 1
WHITEFACE MTN RM 2 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk WHITEFACE MTN RM 2