MON 121 - Osoyoos, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.006 W 119° 20.487
11U E 328746 N 5430108
Quick Description: The fourth border monument east of Osoyoos Lake, MON 121 is just where one would expect to find it - on the Canada-U.S. border.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 10:42:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM14VG8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member South Surrey Scavengers
Views: 1

Long Description:
Monumented along the Canada-U.S. border in 1905, the Joint Report Upon The Survey and Demarcation of the Boundary Between The United States and Canada, by the International Boundary Commission, tells us the following:
The monuments which mark and reference the boundary are of the following 11 types:
1. General type of cast—iron monument made in 1872—76 and in 1908—13. (Fig. 1.)
2. General type of aluminum-bronze monument made and set in 1904—9. (Fig. 2.) ...,
meaning that this border monument, from about 1905, was made of an aluminum-bronze alloy. It is covered with silver paint. Raised lettering reads "Canada" on the north side, "United States" on the south side, "Treaty of 1846", etc. on the east side, with the monument's number, "121", on the west side.

One may drive to a spot quite near MON 121 thus:
Along Highway 3 east of Osoyoos, at coordinates 49.006462 -119.340580 turn south on Eagle Point Road.
Continue south to the very end of Eagle Point Road. The last 250 metres (~800 feet) is a narrow, overgrown, yet paved, road to a turnaround.
From there, bush-wack, first west, then south to find a reasonable route down to MON 121. You will have parked only about 85 metres north of MON 121 but well above it.
Name	Province 		NTS map sheet	Unique Number
MON 121	British Columbia	082E03		377254
Mkr type v setting code 04 loc on the canada-us boundary, s of anarchist mountain rest area. From the bridge in osoyoos proceed e on hwy #3 for 18 km to rest area, approx 20 m e of the rest area proceed se on a dirt rd for approx 0.1 km to a gate. Continue s for another 0.2 km past a corral. Take the lesser used left fork after the corral. Continue for 0.7 km to a right fork in the rd, through a logging landing area and into a steeply sloping grassy area. Go se about 2/3 of the way up the hill, then s across the hill for approx 200 m to the mon. An old logging trail allows you to drive to about 40 m from the mon. Mkd by an ibc obelisk set in a square conc base.
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Unique Designation: 377254

Marker Type: Concrete/Metal Post

Condition: Good

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