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11/21/09 1:56 P

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This one wasn't as well. It is a Washington State Highway Department so it wasn't on there either. However, did you check www.waymarking.com? It is the non-cache sister site to geocaching.com and it has lots of cool trackable stuff. In some ways I like the features of the site better than geocaching.com but they are there for different purposes:)

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11/21/09 10:29 A

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Hahahah!!! Something different happened to me: I've found three benchmarks that weren't on the "official" list. I had camera, GPS, everything, but didn't count!!!

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11/20/09 4:20 P

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I was doing my lunch walk today with my wife and I stumbled across a marker post, lol. Been there... um probably a dozen times and never saw it. Of course I forgot my bloody phone and the batteries in her camera were dead. It is one of our normal walking routes though, so next time I will be prepared. It is funny because there is a cache that I could probably hit with a rock from there too...

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That's a good idea! It give you a bit more work to do. I'll try that.

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11/19/09 1:02 P

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That is a good idea too. You can also click the '...all nearby benchmarks' link on a cache page. I do that quite a bit as well:)

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11/19/09 11:08 A

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I went to Geocaching.com, clicked on "Find A Benchmark" then plugged in the postal code of where we were. Then I checked it with Google Maps.

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Geocaching.com has a pretty good selection of them, but since you can't use pocket queries it makes it a little tougher to find them on there. What I did was download the entire Washington State datasheet file from the NGS then ran it through GSAK. There are pretty good directions on how to do it under the benchmarking part of geocaching.com. I can step anyone through it, if they want me to. Just drop me an email:)

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How did you guys search them? Do you go to geocaching.com and upload the coordinates, or you just find them by accident and log it? I'm new to it, so I'm a bit confused!

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11/16/09 9:54 A

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I love them as well. Especially if they're located somewhere interesting. We were in Boone NC for a week, did a bunch of geocaching and located benchmarks in the mountains. Made for great pictures.

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I love benchmarks, though I only have five atm because my wife finds them boring. It think seeing a little piece of American surveying history is really fun!

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11/15/09 12:07 A

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I've found a few, but didn't log them. I just don't find them as challenging as caches. That may be because in the city here, you can spot the lights on the top of a water tower from miles away and the ones in the streets/sidewalks stand out like a sore thumb.

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Does anybody here goes benchmark hunting? I just found one the other day, while caching, and I logged it, but I really don't know that much about it...

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