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Challenge cache. The cache IS at the posted coordinates - please read the description below before setting out to log a find.

The Challenge: Log a total of 20 different benchmarks types.

A benchmark's type can be found on a benchmark's description page, as viewed on You will need to log at least 20 benchmarks in order to qualify for this challenge. Each benchmark must be classified as a different marker type. This could include: bench mark disks, survey disks, triangulation station disks, reference mark disks, metal rods, horizontal control disks, azimuth mark disks, "type not specified," and a large variety of others. You may not be able to find all 20 types in one area.

The rules:

-You must use 20 distinct benchmark types for your qualifying benchmarks, no repeats.

-All past benchmark finds count.

-The benchmark's type must be listed on the benchmark's webpage on

-Only benchmarks listed on can qualify for this challenge.

-The types "Type Not Specified" and "NGS Benchmark" are the same title, please label only as "Type Not Specified" in your log.

-Photo evidence is not required, but I would be glad to see pictures posted on the pages of the benchmarks that you use for qualifiers.

-If your qualifying benchmarks do not satisfy these requirements, your log is subject to deletion.

-Please format your finds in "Benchmark Type - Benchmark ID / Designation / Date Found" format, as I have done below.

Here is my list of qualifying benchmarks:

Azimuth Mark Disk - MO0491 / HERMOSA AZ MK / 11-28-13
Survey Disk - MO1235 / BGAF 1 / 11-28-13
Type Not Specified - MO1233 / AMES MONUMENT / 11-28-13
Cairn - JK1302 / RITO ALTO CAIRN / 6-26-13
Dome - HF1310 / ARKANSAS CITY FIRST PRESB CH / 6-26-13
Lighthouse - AG1232 / SANIBEL ISLAND LH 1909 / 6-10-13
Bench Mark Disk - KK0179 / C 23 / 2-20-13
Reference Mark Disk - HF1503 / FORK 2 RM 3 / 6-25-13
Triangulation Station Disk - HF0661 / RUTH / 6-24-13
Metal Rod - KK1315 / V 395 / 3-14-12
Horizontal Control Disk - AE4292 / BROWN / 9-30-12
Grain Elevator - HF1290 / OXFORD PARITY MILLS ELEVATOR / 5-12-10
Radio/TV Mast - HF1267 / WICHITA TV STA KTVH MAST / 6-4-12
Radio/TV Tower - HF1229 / WICHITA TV STA KARD TOWER / 6-4-12
Tank - KJ0411 / KANORADO MUNICIPAL TANK / 5-30-12
Elevated Tank - HF1355 / WELLINGTON MUNICIPAL TANK / 1-3-10
Airport Beacon - JF1605 / AIRPORT BCN SALINA MUN APT / 5-30-12
Church Spire - HF1313 / ARKANSAS CITY SACRED HEART CH / 7-20-11
Microwave Tower - HF1354 / DALTON ATT MICROWAVE TOWER / 1-3-10
Stack - MO1260 / LARAMIE UNIV OF WYO STACK / 5-27-09

Good luck and happy cachin'!

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