Did Obama Do A Stealth Visit to DC Highpoint?

Blogs and news outlets were literally all a twitter on April 14 after President Obama paid a visit to Fort Reno without his usual press contingent. Blogs speculated that he was off on some nefarious secret mission. Some blogs somehow thought it was impossible that he might he want to see his daughter play soccer without the press interfering. We of course suspect that the real reason was that he wanted to see the new Highpoint Club benchmark.

Conspiracy Theories Abound After Obama Ditches the Press CBS News – April 14, 2010

Highpointers USGS Benchmark in Washington, DC, to Be Dedicated April 19

The dedication of the newly survey of the Washington, D.C. highpoint at Fort Reno will be on 11 AM Saturday, April 19. The rain date is Saturday, April 26.


Robert Hyman Wins 2007 Vin Hoeman Award for Work on Surveying DC Highpoint

 Robert Hyman and Nikki Hemphill won the 2007 Vin Hoeman Awards.

Robert won for decade-long effort navigating various government and local interests to get the Washington, DC highpoint surveyed and officially entered into the USGS database.

Robert said the benchmark is now being designed. He is hoping for a formal dedication of the new benchmark in July 2008.

New Washington, DC, Highpoint Surveyed!

The District of Columbia Association of Land Surveyors has formally surveyed the Washington, DC, highpoint at Fort Reno and have declared that it is in a slightly different location than previously believed.