Ascent of York Benchmark on 2018-10-24

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:York Benchmark
    Elevation:1400 ft / 426 m

Ascent Trip Report

Set your car GPS for Oak Bluff Court, Yorkville, GA, and look for the paved driveway on the right that leads to the fenced water tower. The highest ground appears to be in an overgrown area outside the SE corner of the fence. The World Topo overlay shows a spot elevation of 1404 at this corner.

I saw no sign of BM York. The BM datasheet says it is a USGS marker stamped 1941 and located at 33 55 20.37614(N) 084 59 12.80233(W) with an elevation of 1415 feet. If that's accurate, the top 10 feet of the original hill has been bulldozed, and it's pointless to look for the BM.
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