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NGS Benchmark Recovery Cache

A cache by Dutchboy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/22/2001
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Geocache Description:

The object of this Cache is NGS Benchmark Recovery

This cache is close to your home, no matter where you live.  The object it to look up a 
National Geodetic Survey Benchmark in your area, and locate it.  

The coordinates listed for this cache are the coordinates for a benchmark I found. You may find this one, or look up one of your own.

The first thing you must do, is write down the coordinates of your house in DDMMSS format 
(not decimal minutes).  Then go to the following website:


Plug your coordinates into the form and do a search for all Benchmarks within a few miles of your home.  You will get a listing of several Benchmarks to choose from.  Pick one and bring up the data sheet on it.  You may have to look at several before you find the one you wish to locate.  You will find several around railroad tracks and airport runways.  These are generally not good ones to locate.  You will find some around public landmarks like buildings, or bridges.  When you find the one you want to locate, print out the data sheet, plug in the coordinates and away you go.  If you have never seen a NGS Benchmark, below is a picture of  what you are looking for.  After you find it you can even file a report on the condition of the Benchmark.  They will put your initials on the data sheet.  Here is one that I located, and filed a report on the condition.  You can log this cache by finding any benchmark in your area.

When you locate the Benchmark, take a picture of it, and post it with your cache log.  Some Benchmarks are accurate enough to test your GPS.  Any Benchmark that you have not already found will qualify for this cache.
When you log this cache please put what state you are in. 
My goal is to get a log from every state.  Good Luck.


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