109T - Fruitvale, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 10.265 W 117° 30.076
11U E 463461 N 5446595
Quick Description: A Benchmark along Highway 3B north of Fruitvale that required some ingenuity to find.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/30/2013 12:02:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMHZ31
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
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Long Description:
Luckily the remnants of the old ties from the (now removed) tracks were still in evidence sufficiently to allow me to make out where the southwest switch used to be. From there I offset a new waypoint 300 metres southwest. Didn't find the BM immediately but noticed a tall steel post (with no sign attached) which I took to be the post for Mile Post 154. Paced north from there, then east from the tracks and VOILA!!! And all you have to do is follow your GPS to the BM. It's just off the highway opposite a Historic Site, the location of the old Park Siding School.

NRCAN:
SITE IDENTIFICATION
Unique Number : 34C109T
Name : 109T
Established by : Geodetic Survey Division - Nrcan
Province : BC
Prov. Identifier : None
NTS Map No : 082F03

STATION COORDINATES
Method : Scaled
Latitude : N49 10' 12
Longitude : W117 29' 53
Agency : Geodetic Survey Division - NRCan

STATION MARKER INFORMATION AND LOCATION
Marker Type : Permanent Agency Marker
Inspected in : 1934
Status : Good
Inspection Comments : None

PARKS
G.N.RY., IRON PIPE WITH BRASS CAP, 300 M SOUTHWEST OF SOUTHWEST SWITCH, 9.1 M SOUTHEAST OF TRACK, 27.4 M NORTHEAST OF MILE POST 154 FROM SPOKANE, 33.5 M NORTHEAST OF A SCHOOLHOUSE ON SALMO-WANETA ROAD. DAMAGED, BENT.
Inspected in : 1934
Status : Good
Unique Designation: 34C109T

Marker Type: Benchmark Disk

Condition: Good

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