Pico Benchmark, Virginia

Prominence: 300 ft, 91 m

Elevation: 2560+ feet, 780+ meters

True Isolation: 0.82 mi, 1.31 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 2560 - 2580 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
Peak TypeBenchmark/Trig Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 28' 58'' N, 79° 40' 41'' W
37.482735, -79.678129 (Dec Deg)
616870 E 4149246 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionBedford

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 13
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1992-05-15 by Terry DelliQuadri
     2013-05-02 by Richard Oestreicher
     2020-10-23 by Mike Gourley (GPS Track)

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The USGS data sheet gives elevation of 2569. There is a marker pole at this spot but I could not find the benchmark. It is clearly higher than the provisional peak (possibly in error) entered a few hundred feet north. The topo map also appears to show a tiny 2580+ contour slightly north of the benchmark location, but I walked north of the bm and saw no higher ground.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 300 ft/91 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 340 ft/103 m
  Key Col: 2260 ft/689 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.82 mi/1.31 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.4833, -79.6633
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Cove Mountain-South Peak  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Northern Blue Ridge
Range5: Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area
Drainage Basins
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
Pamlico Sound
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: George Washington-Jefferson National Forest
Topo MapMontvale O37079d6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Richard Oestreicher.

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