Mountain highs are remembered with bench mark gifts.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. An enterprising grandmother from the prairies of Minnesota is taking climbers back into thin air-not through a guiding service but through commemorative gifts. Since Betty Risser of Minneapolis started her hobby business in 1994, she has developed over 100 bench mark gifts commemorating summit experiences from Mount Everest to Pikes Peak.
Along trails, overlooks and on mountain summits, bronze or aluminum USGS elevation bench marks are anchored in rock, warning ‘$250 FINE OR IMPRISONMENT TO DISTURB THIS MARK.' Stand by it. Put your foot in...