79C422 - Westbridge, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 09.423 W 118° 58.835
11U E 355595 N 5446803
About 11 kilometres north of Rock Creek along Highway 33 is the locale in which one may find benchmark 79C422.
Waymark Code: WM14VH2
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 08/27/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member South Surrey Scavengers
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On the west side of Highway 33, about 11 kilometres north of Rock Creek, is a large rock outcrop, looking somewhat like a huge boulder, the top of which slopes to the north. On the much steeper south end of the outcrop, near the bottom and about a metre above the surrounding ground is a small shelf. It is on the top of this shelf that 79C422 was monumented in 1979.

You'll notice burned and blackened trees in the background. This was near the northern extent of the 2015 Rock Creek Fire which burned many kilometres up the Kettle Valley from Rock Creek, burning over 2 dozen homes and forcing hundreds to evacuate.

Name	Province 		NTS map sheet	Unique Number
79C422	British Columbia	082E02		79C422
Large rock outcrop along highway no. 33 on inside of curve in road, 11.6 km north of intersection with highway no. 3, tablet in top of southerly end of rock, 13.5 m west of centre line of roadway, 1.2 m above ground, 1.0 m above road level.
Unique Designation: 79C422

Marker Type: Benchmark Disk

Condition: Good

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