Humphreys Peak Bench Mark
Standing at 12,633 feet, Humphreys Peak is the highest point in Arizona and is located in Coconino County, about 11 miles (17.7 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Humphreys Peak is the highest of a group of ancient volcanic peaks known as the San Francisco Peaks. The summit can be most easily reached by hiking the 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long Humphreys Trail that begins at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort in the Coconino National Forest at an elevation of 9,300 feet. The last 1 mile (1.6 km) of the trail traverses the only region of tundra in Arizona, at an elevation of more than 11,500 feet (3,505 m).
Humphreys Peak was named in about 1870 for General Andrew A. Humphreys, a U.S. Army officer who was a Union general during the American Civil War, and who later became Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
This impressive U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Bench Mark replica is a tribute to the hikers who have reached the summit of Humphreys, or a keepsake for admirers of the peak and the beautiful high country of Arizona. The obverse replicates the design and detail of the official USGS Benchmark found on Humphreys. The reverse contains a space for engraving.
Minted in solid bronze in the style of actual USGS bench marks (not the lesser-quality, simulated bench marks others make from lead and tin), this three-inch medallion comes in its own drawstring velour pouch accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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