Corps of Discovery II – Milk River, Fort Peck, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
N 48° 01.739 W 106° 19.166
13U E 401632 N 5320363
Quick Description: Corps of Discovery II – Milk River, Fort Peck, MT, is a 4-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located at the Milk River Observation Point above the confluence of the Missouri and Milk Rivers near the Fort Peck Dam in MT.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2006 7:50:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ0Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 45

Long Description:
Corps of Discovery II – Milk River, Fort Peck, MT, is a 4-inch Lewis and Clark commemorative disk located at the Milk River Observation Point above the confluence of the Missouri and Milk Rivers near the Fort Peck Dam, about 6.5 miles east-northeast of Fort Peck, MT. The disk is located on lands controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers in McCone County, MT.

The disk is mounted in an 18-inch round concrete and stone monument between the two most easterly of four interpretive signs along the north edge of the bluff at the observation point. The disk is also about eight feet north of the more easterly of two wooden benches at the point. The National Geodetic Survey monumented the disk on May 1, 2005. It was dedicated during the “Lewis and Clark Two Rivers Festival” in Glasgow, MT, on May 8, 2005, and visited by this correspondent on September 9, 2006. The disk is in the National Geodetic Survey database as CORPS II MILK RIVER, PID = DI0389 (visit link) . The disk does not have any other identifying stamping other than the standard design elements of the commemorative series of disks: CORPS OF DISCOVERY II – 200 YEARS TO THE FUTURE – PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP.

To reach from the intersection of US Highway 2 and MT State Highway 117 in Nashua, MT, go south on MT State Highway 117 for 10.7 miles to the intersection with Yellowstone Road in Fort Peck. Go south and east on Yellowstone Road for about 2.7 miles to the intersection with MT State Highway 24. Turn left and go easterly on MT State Highway 24 for about 3.0 miles to the intersection with Tower Hill Road. Turn left and go northeast on Tower Hill Road for about 1.75 miles to a Y-junction. Bear left and go northeast and uphill for about 0.25 miles to the parking area on the right for the Milk River Observation Point. From the parking area, pack northerly up a steep trail for about 200 yards to the top of the ridge and four interpretive signs. The station is mid-way between the two most easterly signs.

Recovery of this station was first reported at the Geocaching datasheet for station MILK, PID – TJ0601.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: CORPS II MILK RIVER

Benchmark Agency: National Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Survey Mark

County: McCone County, MT

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Milk River Hills (MT)

Special category (optional): Lewis and Clark marks

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

NGS PID: DI0389

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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3FunSekrs visited Corps of Discovery II – Milk River, Fort Peck, MT 5/12/2007 3FunSekrs visited it

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