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Details for Benchmark: DU2174

N 33° 25.695 W 111° 56.148 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In MARICOPA county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
TEMPE SALT R PROJECT RADIO TWR
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it 5/16/2014 The Goggled Crusaders found DU2174   Visit Log
SylverWinged found this and pointed it out to me when we were searching for our 700th cache.
Found it 5/16/2014 SylverWinged found DU2174   Visit Log
Found this landmark while caching with Goggled Crusaders just before sundown. Still in good condition.
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photoSRP tower atop Hayden Butte.
Found it 3/10/2013 Subman123 found DU2174   Visit Log
still up there
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Found it 12/26/2012 Baad Daata found DU2174   Visit Log
Found it.
Found it 12/28/2010 spitoony found DU2174   Visit Log
clmbed the mtn, saw the tower.
Found it 10/2/2010 ILuvAZ found DU2174   Visit Log
Found it!
Found it 5/29/2010 ClarionAce found DU2174   Visit Log
Found as described.
Found it 2/5/2010 Greasepot found DU2174   Visit Log
Found on a 20 mile bike ride today.
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photoDU2174
Found it 8/17/2009 AZTech found DU2174   Visit Log
Found in good shape, as described, while grabbing a nearby geocache.
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photoDU2174
Found it 4/24/2009 saguaroastro found DU2174   Visit Log
1630: Hiked up to get some pictures with Flat Stanley. For those who don;t know who Flat Stanley is,he a charachter in a childrens books who get flattened and hide in an envelope and get mailed around the world. School kids read the book then make their own Flat Stanley's and send them to freinds & relatives in other cities who then take them around and take pictures. When Flat Stanley returns the kid put their Stanley's and pitures on abig map and write stories about the thins Flat Stanley saw. Well my Godson Matthew in Lynbrook , NY sent me his Flat Stanley. Today I gave him the 50 cent tour of Tempe, including a hike up Tempe Butte. Didn;t have my GPS, but this one is pretty obvious, don't you think. The attached picture was taken about 1/2 way up near the ASU "A". Also looked for the triangulation station Based on the description in my PDA, but couldn't find it. Next time up, I'll have elctronic help.

Cache on
Rick
aka SaguaroAstro
[Photos:]
photoMe & Flat Stanley
Flat Stanley & I near the ASU "A" the Station is in the background.
Found it 4/16/2009 Haughton's Hunters found DU2174   Visit Log
Been there several times. Logging a find finally.
Found it 2/15/2009 desert georangers found DU2174   Visit Log
Still there.
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photoDU2174
Found it 12/9/2008 2045fan found DU2174   Visit Log
Found it while hiking to the top!
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Found it 8/31/2008 ABQ34 found DU2174   Visit Log
found while visiting
Found it 8/19/2008 bikeandgeo found DU2174   Visit Log
I pass by this twice a day on my way back and forth to work. Kind of an interesting radio tower.
Found it 1/18/2008 TheCollector found DU2174   Visit Log
walked right up to it
Found it 5/10/2007 John Wayne Pooch found DU2174   Visit Log
N33 25.695 W111 56.149
found as decribed in what appears to be good condition
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photoDU2174 TEMPE SALT R PROJECT RADIO TWR_01.jpg
Found it 4/7/2007 SSBN616G found DU2174   Visit Log
Spotted the tower while at a nearby cache.
Found it 9/18/2006 AZcachemeister found DU2174   Visit Log
Recovered as described.
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photoTEMPE SALT R PROJECT RADIO TWR / DU2174
Found it 4/20/2006 PDX duo found DU2174   Visit Log
Nice view from the top. Lots of arrivals to PHX. I climbed to this comm site many times years ago when I worked up here.
Found it 11/5/2005 NorthWes found DU2174   Visit Log
TEMPE SALT R PROJECT RADIO TWR recovered as described. NGS listing shows this as an 'elevated tank' while it is in fact an open lattice tower structure with antennae mounted on it. On 'A' Mountain (also known as Tempe Butte) with distinctive letter 'A' on west side of butte below tower, facing the University Stadium.
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photoDU2174 Salt River Tower 1963, Tempe AZ
Salt River Radio Mast (tall tower at left center) and Salt River Tower (short structure at center, atop butte), looking south across Phoenix Zoo from Governor Hunt's Tomb in northeastern Papago Park.
Found it 11/5/2005 BuckBrooke found DU2174   Visit Log
It's still in good condition. Found while visiting the ASU Tempe campus.
Found it 9/29/2004 Highwayhavoc found DU2174   Visit Log
2030 hrs
Spotted the bright lights of this tower after finding the cache nearby.

Mark A. Pedersen
Found it 8/11/2004 Digger27 found DU2174   Visit Log
Got this one today while doing some downtown caches.
Found it 1/3/2004 Goat Haunt found DU2174   Visit Log
Twoer mast located on station in good condition.
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photoTower mast
Found it 8/2/2003 Me & Bucky found DU2174   Visit Log

The Salt River Project Radio Tower was recovered as described, in good condition.


Found it 7/20/2003 CacheUsOut found DU2174   Visit Log
Hiked to the top of A Mountian to find the 'A' Mountain Cache. Went on to the summit to secure this benchmark.

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photoView from the tower
Found it 4/30/2003 Sqiddle found DU2174   Visit Log
Found with my daughter, easy find I wasn't sure if this was a BM or not so I took the pic and came home and checked. DU2173 is inside the locked gate so that one is not going to be got by me. I can't beleive I've lived no more than 10 miles from this for over 30 years and never climbed it! More views to come soon.
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photoDU2174
The BM or should I say Radio Tower
Found it 11/10/2001 Clownhair Squad found DU2174   Visit Log
It's still there and WSU beat ASU. All is right with the world

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1963 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (CAA) THE SALT RIVER PROJECT, TEMPE BASE STATION, RADIO TOWER IS SITUATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF TEMPE BUTTE WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE NORTH SECTION OF THE CITY OF TEMPE. THE TOP AND CENTER OF THE POLE, PAINTED ALTERNATELY RED AND WHITE, WHICH PROJECTS FROM A 30 FEET STEEL TOWER, WAS THE POINT OBSERVED. THE OVER-ALL HEIGHT OF THE TOWER IS 50 FEET. THE ELEVATION OF THE BUTTE IS 1496 FEET.
1/1/1967 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 (EP) THIS STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1993.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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