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2016-10-31  
Forepaugh Peak, AZ
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Forepaugh Peak, AZ 
Forepaugh Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 31 2016
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking3.93 Miles 1,121 AEG
Hiking3.93 Miles   5 Hrs   46 Mns   1.81 mph
1,121 ft AEG   3 Hrs   36 Mns Break
 
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Forepaugh Peak is a 35 mile drive west of Wickenburg, and is on the county line shared by Maricopa and Yavapai counties. Forepaugh actually has about five or six peaks, and one of them has a county boundary marker on it, another has a benchmark, and a third peak has an azimuth mark.
I did alot of ‘peak hopping’ on this hike.

It took me about an hour to locate Boundary Marker #5. I’m finding, the further I travel west to locate these frustums the less accurate the information on datasheets are. They list wrong Lat/ Longs, incorrect boundary marker numbers etc.
Even the icons on TOPOs are a bit erroneous. Perseverance, my GPS, and dumb luck came to my rescue in locating Boundary Marker #5.

Boundary Marker #5 is in great shape - It should be, as it appears it has an “unlisted location”.
Forepaugh Triangulation Station (1924) and its two remaining reference marks are just fine also. Forepaugh’s azimuth disk is just a hop, skip & two peaks away.

After this hike, I did a ‘drive-by’ to the next frustum to the west (#4), and to its associated, BM named Rabbit. Frustum #4 thru #1 are all in the flattest of flat desert, strung out all the way to the intersection of the La Paz/Yuma county borders. I’ll locate some of those aging artifacts on future hikes.
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