83C130 - Osoyoos, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 05.054 W 119° 32.812
11U E 314039 N 5439944
Quick Description: This is a benchmark that true aficionados would enjoy, as, though not difficult to find, it requires a bit of benchmarking knowledge.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 3:45:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VHR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member South Surrey Scavengers
Views: 1

Long Description:
A bit south of midway between Oliver and Osoyoos is a short section of the old Highway 97, about 2 kilometres in length, with the new highway running alongside to its east. The NRCAN description has it on the west side of the highway. Some would interpret that to mean the present highway unless they realized that 83C130 was monumented almost 40 years ago and a lot has happened there in the past 40 years. So, it becomes necessary to search, not along the present highway, but the old section to the west.

Sure enough, in the rough vicinity (NRCAN coordinates are notoriously BAD/inaccurate, at least in the west) of the NRCAN coordinates we spied the crumbling remnants of a low, old concrete loading dock. Walking along it we eventually spied 83C130, partially obscured by tall grass and weeds.
Name	Province 		NTS map sheet	Unique Number
83C130	British Columbia	082E04		83C130
Osoyoos
Concrete loading dock on west side of highways nos. 3a and 97, 7.7 km northwest of junction with highway no. 3, 10.6 m southeast of british columbia telephone box no. 428, tablet in northeast face, 4.4 m from east corner, 44 cm below top.
From NRCAN
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Unique Designation: 83C130

Marker Type: Benchmark Disk

Condition: Slightly Damaged

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