83C128 - Osoyoos, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 02.989 W 119° 29.894
11U E 317462 N 5435999
Quick Description: Just over 2 kilometres north on Highway 97 from the Highway 97 - Highway 3 intersection one is unlikely to find 83C128.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 3:25:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VHP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member South Surrey Scavengers
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Long Description:
Try as we might, we were unable to find 83C128. On the power pole 80 centimetres northwest of its (supposed) location was mounted a plastic marker which wraps around the southern half of the pole. The marker indicates that 83C128 is, possibly was, "nearby". It may well still be in place but, if it is, a few decades of winter road sand and salt have covered it to an unknown depth.

This is not at all uncommon. We have been unable to find several other benchmarks which were monumented too near the road and seemingly suffered a similar fate. In most cases, even a metal detector has been unable to discover their whereabouts. Others, however, have left no trace, while 83C128 has left a power pole marker to mark its "nearby" location.
Name	Province 		NTS map sheet	Unique Number
83C128	British Columbia	082E03		83C128
Helix pipe with brass cap along highways nos. 3a and 97, 2.2 km northwest of junction with highway no. 3, 31.5 m southeast of centre line of 134 avenue, 9.8 m northeast of centre line of highway, 80 cm southeast of hydro pole bearing one guy wire, at highway level.
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Unique Designation: 83C128

Marker Type: Benchmark Disk

Condition: Possibly Missing

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