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The Cross on the Hill - Okanogan-Omak, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 23.417 W 119° 33.020
11U E 311202 N 5362822
Quick Description: High on a bluff along Elm Street, it's a bit difficult to say where this cross actually is.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2018 9:45:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMYT6F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
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Long Description:
It's not as though the cross is hard to find, or hard to see. It's that it's difficult to say in which town it is located - Okanogan, Omak, or possibly neither. The cross stands atop the eastern edge of a high bluff to the west of Elm Street (AKA Highway 215) in a more or less empty and unused space between the two towns. The bluff is locally known as ShellRock Point and/or Panorama Point.

The cross itself stands 30 feet, possibly 40 feet in height. Supported by guy wires, it appears to be made of channel steel. Beside it is a slightly taller wooden pole mounting what appears to be at least one light with which to illuminate the cross during darkness.

Coordinates given are at a small pullout about 1,100 feet south of the cross from which the photos were taken. For those who wish a closer view there is a dirt road leading up to the cross from Panorama Point Road, to the north.

As for who placed the cross here, we have no idea, but they certainly chose an appropriate location to showcase it.

Coordinates of the cross itself are: 48.390278 -119.550339

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Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Metal (steel, bronze, aluminium, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
Tall, of channel steel or aluminum, probably powder coated, appears to be height adjustable. Wreath or Crown of Thorns at the centre.


Describe the location:
High rocky bluff between two towns, rural at the cross, urban north and south.


Is this cross commemorative ?: Don't know...

Year of manufacture: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photograph of this cross.
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