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Old 06-12-2017, 09:04 AM   #1
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Marker on Phelps?

Is there a summit marker on Phelps mountain?
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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Like a sign or cairn? Nope.

If you were there on Sunday, we might've crossed paths. I met someone on the summit who asked the same question.

I typically tag the large boulder (western end) and then move on to the open ledge (eastern end). USGS Topo says there's a benchmark on the ledge but I've never bothered to locate it. (I noticed a drill-hole. Could've once contained a survey-bolt or one of the anchors for a triangulation station.)

Boulder and ledge

The unmarked trail leading into the woods, north of the ledge, wanders around aimlessly. Probably created by hikers looking for a sign (or a place to poop).
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:57 AM   #3
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I am quite sure there was never more than a drill hole that held a flag on the summit. Thus no missing benchmark.

And I will repeat what I have said elsewhere, "These are bench marks and not "summit markers" and therefore not every summit has one.
Every time that wheel turns round, bound to measure just a little more ground.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:25 PM   #4
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Thank you!

Thank you, very much! I was there several years ago, and went into the woods to find a benchmark (not to poop). I guess that means I made it!

Thanks again!
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:37 PM   #5
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Hard to know where the summit is on Phelps. I tagged every high ground hoping I did reach a summit somewhere.
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