Benchmark  BN0594  "LONGHORN"


My family and I searched for the LONGHORN benchmark on June 24, 2003, with mixed results.

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Click to enlarge Just beginning to search, with no sunburn at this point.

Click to enlarge There is supposed to be a benchmark southwest of this observation tower.

Click to enlarge There was supposed to be a benchmark around here somewhere.  I'm probably standing on it.

Click to enlarge I must be close... This is the right location, according to the GPS, and the right distance and direction from the observation tower, but all I found was a concrete square with no marker.

Click to enlarge Sure wish I had a rake... and a hat.

Click to enlarge This is Longhorn Reference Mark Number 2.  The arrow is supposed to point toward the main mark, which I never found, but it does point to the square concrete slab on which I was standing.

Click to enlarge Here are the spiral stairs leading to the top of the observation tower.

Click to enlarge This is the view from the top of the observation tower.  Longhorn Reference Mark Number 2 is about 40 feet away, in the direction indicated.

Click to enlarge Longhorn Reference Mark Number 2 is about 20 feet to the right of that truck, on the opposite side of the road, behind a large rock and a yucca plant.


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