N 33° 50.622 W 117° 40.440
Out for a nice 12 mile hike today with Stantastic & MerryMary, up one side of Coal Canyon, down the other (more or less).
Mark recovered in good condition. Disc punched in braille? See picture. Clearly the correct disc (by number & location). New "To Reach" directions, logged at NGS:
LOCATED 3.75 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE PRADO DAM IN ORANGE COUNTY, APPROX AT THE BORDER OF CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST, NEAR CHINO HILLS STATE PARK, ALONG THE MAIN DIVIDE ROAD.
EXIT THE 91 FREEWAY AT COAL CANYON IF ABLE. THE EXIT IS OFFICIAL USE ONLY, CONTACT CALTRANS FOR KEY, OR ACCESS THE EXIT FROM THE SANTA ANA RIVER BIKE TRAIL. PROCEED UP APPROX 2.8 MILES ALONG THE WESTERLY RIDGE ROAD ABOVE COAL CANYON TO THE MAIN DIVIDE ROAD. TURN LEFT (NORTHEAST) ON THE MAIN DIVIDE ROAD, AND PROCEED APPROX 0.35 MILES TO THE MARK ON THE RIGHT, 110 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD AND AT THE TOP OF A SMALL KNOLL. A PLAIN PIPE CAP, STAMPED C 317 AND WITH ADDITIONAL DIFFICULT TO READ POINT PUNCHED CHARACTERS, RIVETED ON THE TOP OF AN IRON PIPE.
[Photos:]DX2174 disc in Orange County CA
Is this disc punched in braille? Other than the clear C317, pretty difficult to read, even with colors manipulated. Maybe E.B.RVMT LM
DX2174 pipe cap area
DX2174 looking northwest
View includes the 91 Freeway, much of northern Orange County, and the western San Gabriel Mountains.
DX2174 looking south
The mountains are some of the northern portion of the Santa Ana Mountains. Nice and green this time of year, for a change.