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2017-03-24  
Rotten, AZ
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Rotten, AZ 
Rotten, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2017
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking4.24 Miles 1,411 AEG
Hiking4.24 Miles   5 Hrs   56 Mns   1.99 mph
1,411 ft AEG   3 Hrs   48 Mns Break
 
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This was a “Rotten” adventure, west of Red Rock and SASCO. Surveyors must have had fun, naming this benchmark.
I hiked up two peaks (within a series of peaks), attempting to locate benchmarks. I had very little to go on for the first peak. I had just a hunch, (and some data) for Peak 2428. I looked all around, for over an hour, and found no sign of a disk.
I did find some discarded clothing and other ‘spotter’ stuff.
In fact, I found spotter stuff on both peaks and on the journey between the two. Both peaks have an unobstructed, 360 degree view. I later read that sheriff’s officers know about these locations, and have apprehended some of the spotters and their ‘spotter suppliers’.

The second peak (Peak 2454) was not a fun climb, as I didn’t stick to my planned climb route. I went straight up to the peak, and had no fun in the scree and steepness. I did use my planned descent and that was fine. Rotten Triangulation Station (1936) and Reference Mark 2 are up there, but RM #1 is gone.

This last peak is tiny, with basically no vegetation. Among other things (spotter trash), a car battery is up there, and after finding alot of mule scat, I’m thinking spotters, (or their suppliers) used a pack animal to get supplies up the mountain. In fact, while descending a more gradual track, I could see disrupted ground areas and more scat.

This was a fun little adventure, with 50% success in locating stuff.
I guess I was lured by the benchmark name also.
HMMM …… I wonder if there’s a disk out there named ‘Putrid’, or ‘Rancid’ or ‘Noxious’ or ……..
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