67H7489 - Castlegar, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 20.215 W 117° 47.970
11U E 441918 N 5465217
Quick Description: Found this one by accident, while looking for another one along the Columbia & Western Rail Trail west of Castlegar.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/14/2013 2:32:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ9FV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
Views: 1

Long Description:
Decided to hike a kilometre or so down the C & W rail trail to try and grab another BM. Searched (not at GZ, as the coords given were more than 200 metres off) and searched in the only possible area, then stumbled across this one. It's marked "7489" and "288" nearer the bottom. I need to update my benchmarks as this one wasn't on the GPS.

It turns out that 468J, the BM in question, is now under several feet of water, as is the old RR track. They were flooded in 1964, when the Keenleyside Dam was completed. Don't know why that hadn't occurred to me. Anyhow, this one is right where it's supposed to be, in the top of the rock noted in the MASCOT text. Just follow your GPS - I've done the grunt work for you;^) If I had had it on the GPS and had read the text, I would have tried to find the reference plugs mentioned, as well, just for the heck of it.

MASCOT:
GCM Number: 792275
CSDB ID: 67H7489
NGDB ID:
Tablet Marking: 7489
Coordinates: 49 20 12.91361 117 47 58.14565
Date of Marker Installation: 1967
Location: SIT AT TOP OF POINTED ROCK 55 FT NORTH OF C.P.R. TRACKS ON SOUTH SIDE OF COLUMBIA RIVER ABOUT 5.5 MILES W'LY FROM CASTLEGAR. MKD BY B.B.7489 SET INTO ROCK. 2 REF. LEAD PLUGS - N86 35 36E (TRUE) 7.1 FT. - S05 43 26W (TRUE) 35.5 FT.
Unique Designation: 67H7489

Marker Type: Vertical Control Disk

Condition: Good

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