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Details for Benchmark: DX5119

N 33° 48.883 W 116° 40.766 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 10834

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

Location:
In RIVERSIDE county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SAN JACINTO
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Reference Points

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Found it 10/20/2014 Supercheeseburger found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this BM while hiking up to the peak with Team Geo-Clarks. Please reference his pictures.
Found it 10/12/2014 Team Geo-Clarks found DX5119   Visit Log
Found the Station and both RM's easily. Thanks to Coords from previous Azimuth finders we were able to find that BM as well. The Azimuth was set in 1954 and I don't have a clue how the 1st Geocacher was able to find it from the description!
[Photos:]
photoDX5119
photoDX5119-1
photoDX5119-2
photoDX5119-4
Found it 2/23/2014 kulhal found DX5119   Visit Log
Climbed Mt San Jacinto today - and took pictures of the benchmarks.
[Photos:]
photoBenchmark 1
photoBenchmark 2
photoFrom a distance
Found it 9/22/2013 mikey. found DX5119   Visit Log
Found all four benchmarks including the elusive azimuth benchmark.
[Photos:]
photoDX5119 Triangulation Station Benchmark
photoDX5119 Reference Benchmark No. 1
photoDX5119 Reference Benchmark No. 2
photoDX5119 Azimuth Benchmark
Found it 9/14/2013 GoinHikin found DX5119   Visit Log
Visited the peak while on a hike with the Simi Valley Trail Blazers today.
[Photos:]
photoDX5119 RM1
photoDX5119 RM2
photoDX5119 Station Mark
Found it 8/2/2013 dillweed found DX5119   Visit Log
I found this one on a great hike with my pal fisnjack.
Found it 8/11/2012 kidandski found DX5119   Visit Log
a cache and benchmark within 10 feet of each other
[Photos:]
photosan jacinto benchmark
Found it 7/29/2012 BlondHiLites found DX5119   Visit Log
Hiked to the peak with fisnjack and Ragfoot. All is well with the Benchmark.
[Photos:]
photoDSCN6698
Found it 7/25/2012 fisnjack found DX5119   Visit Log
Found in good condition on a nice hike from the tram
Found it 7/19/2012 Postpile found DX5119   Visit Log
Still there
[Photos:]
photoSan Jacinto
Found it 7/14/2012 NakoTacoPatrol found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this Triangulation Station with benh57 after a long hike from Marion Campground.
[Photos:]
photoSanJ_Benchmark
Mt. San Jacinto Benchmark
Found it 6/23/2012 Virge found DX5119   Visit Log
My first benchmark Wohoo! We hiked to the top of San Jacinto and I saw it.
Found it 6/10/2012 McCachex4 found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this while on top of the Mountain. we also logged the San Jacinto Peak Virtual cache. This was a great day of bonding as Husband & Wife.
Found it 9/10/2011 bon scott found DX5119   Visit Log
Found the Triangulation Station and RM2 but didn't see the others since it was dark!
[Photos:]
photoDX5119
Found it 6/11/2011 Buka2 found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this one, knew there was a way to log it on this site but I am just getting round to figuring this out now. Was an awesome hike!
Found it 8/27/2010 waashmi found DX5119   Visit Log
Right where it's supposed to be.
Found it 7/31/2010 liuzhenggps found DX5119   Visit Log
Found it
[Photos:]
photoSan Jacinto
Found it 6/27/2010 villageidiot45 found DX5119   Visit Log
22 mile round trip from the South Ridge Trail
Found it 9/27/2009 Jeepergeo found DX5119   Visit Log
Found and photographed the following Reference Mark:
DX5119 'REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 (NEW) IS STANDARD DISK IN SOLID ROCK ESE OF AND 1.5 FEET HIGHER THAN STATION. STAMPED SAN JACINTO, '1898-1936'.

Found and photographed the following Triangulation Station:
San Jacinto 1898-1923
[Photos:]
photoReference Mark at San Jacinto Peak
photoReference Mark at San Jacinto Peak
photoTriangulation Station at San Jacinto Peak
Write note 7/12/2009 Klemmer & TeddyBearMama posted a note for DX5119   Visit Log
I was up on the top of San Jacinto around 2001 before I knew about benchmarks, then at least twice since then, now three times. Logged the station mark and one RM in 2003, found the other RM some time later. What I DID find new (for me) this time is the Azimuth Mark! Woo-Hoo! Looked for it once before, but with just the bearing (azimuth) from the station, minimal directions, and somewhat scrambled brain at 10,000 feet , didn't find it before. But, with good coords from Rumpled and dlanderos, and some (for me) serious rock scrambling, I got it! Grrrreat day, good hiking, perfect weather, father-daughter day even!
[Photos:]
photoDX5119 - San Jacinto Station Mark
photoDX5119 - San Jacinto RM1
photoDX5119 - San Jacinto RM2
photoDX5119 - San Jacinto Azimuth Mark
photoSan Jacinto Peak from the Azimuth Mark
photoView of DX5119 and San Gorgonio
From 10,834 ft San Jacinto to 11,500 ft San Gorgonio. I hope to be on top of San Gorgonio in August. Will give it a good try!
Found it 7/8/2009 W9JIM found DX5119   Visit Log
Still glued down.
Found it 6/20/2009 Vader! found DX5119   Visit Log
N 33° 48.883 W 116° 40.765
All four benchmarks found. Coordinates are listed below. (See Photos)

STATION
33°48.883'N
116°40.765'W

RM1
33°48.887'N
116°40.767'W

RM2
33°48.881'N
116°40.765'W

AZIMUTH
33°48.687'N
116°40.786'W

[This entry was edited by dlanderos on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 8:19:12 AM.]
[Photos:]
photoAll Four Benchmark Disks
Station Disk (Top Left), Azimuth Disk (Top Right), Reference Mark Disk 1 (Bottom Left) & Reference Mark Disk 2 (Bottom Right)
photoStation Disk
photoReference Mark Disk 1
photoReference Mark Disk 2
photoAzimuth Mark Disk
photoStation Disk with Three Mounting Holes
Not sure if the three mounting holes were for Surveyors Equipment or a Beacon of some sort.
photoAzimuth Mark Disk within Lightened Circular Area
photoAzimuth is Atop & Just Behind These Boulders
This is what you come to from the direction of the main trial to the peak.
Found it 6/20/2009 djras1 found DX5119   Visit Log
Recovered the Triangulation Mark and both reference marks. A couple friends and I hiked up from Devil's Slide trail Friday, summitted Saturday and returned Sunday. We camoed at Round Valley (Lower Lupine campsite). Plenty of water at the spout at round valley, campsite was nicely isolated, but many lost trammers wandered through trying to find the right trail.
[Photos:]
photoTriangulation Disc
photoRM 2
photoRM 1
Found it 6/2/2009 blubuturflies found DX5119   Visit Log
Tuesday hike from the Tram station, and FINALLY made it to the top! Last year the tram was closed, so we wasted time driving around to Idyllwild and got a very late start for a nice hike. Before that we snowshoed ALMOST to the top, but ran out of daylight with the short days. Third time's the charm. I'll upload the BM photo shortly!
[Photos:]
photoSan Jacinto Benchmark
Found it 5/17/2009 lostinawhiteout found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this benchmark, while snagging the geocache at the peak. Cool place (both meanings).
[Photos:]
photoSan Jacinto Peak benchmark
photolost at the peak
Found it 10/18/2008 numbknuckle found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this one with the wifey, Markasyte, ducktape guy and friends. We hiked from the tram station and camped near circle camp.

Great hike, awesome 360 view. I was close to bonking and too tired to even whip out my camera. Luckily the others were snappin' pix so I'll just enjoy theirs. Markasyte got a pic of the other BM near by. (15 ft or so...)

okay, I'll post pic here of near by BM.
[Photos:]
photonear by BM
Mt San jacinto Peak BM
Found it 9/28/2008 WillieA found DX5119   Visit Log
My first benchmark log.
[Photos:]
photoFeaturing my new boots too.
photoWillieA at the summit
Found it 9/26/2008 scott445 found DX5119   Visit Log
Came up with my friends for there anniversary. HAd a blast and the hike we took was ROUGH!!!! Whitney was much , much easier!
Found it 9/26/2008 jaymic found DX5119   Visit Log
This was our 1 year anniversary climb, with great friends and family...went up Marion Mt. which we will never do again! It was harder than Mt. Whitney! ( we got married there!) Up the front is a lot easier!

[This entry was edited by jaymic on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:14:40 PM.]
[Photos:]
photoDSC02183
photoDSC02186
photoDSC02184
photoP9260180
photoP9260189
photoP9260187
Found it 8/15/2008 george_k found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this one embedded in a boulder near the altitude sign at the peak. This is the first benchmark I've ever logged -- woohoo!
Found it 8/10/2008 Rumpled found DX5119   Visit Log

I took my first hike up to the hight point or Riverside County here. It took me a bit longer than I had hoped, but it was an enjoyable day. A warm hike today it was as well. I also bagged Miller on the way down. I was pretty dogged by the time I got back to the tram.
Up until now, this was the highest point I had reached under my own power, only getting about 600 feet higher by ski lift.

I found the triangulation disk, RM's #1 and #2. I also saw a series of drill holes around the triangulation mark. As well there are some bolts on the highest rock - those might have held a sign at some point.

So, Klemmer was the first to report on RM #2 - I'll be the first to report on the 1954 azimuth mark. I found it on the way down on my hike. The coordinates I obtained for the azimuth mark are N 33º 48.681 W 116º 40.783

The description of the azimuth mark from 1954 is adequate to reach it as well.


PS Who stole all the oxygen?



[Photos:]
photoTriangulation Disk Closeup
photoRM #1 Disk Closeup
photoRM #2 Disk Closeup
photoTriangulation Disk with Drill Holes
photoBolt Holes on Highest Rock
photoAzimuth Closeup
photoAzimuth Setting
Might not be so useful with that tree there.
photoSummit from Azimuth
A pretty good view of the summit as seen from the azimuth mark.
Found it 8/9/2008 Pale Raven found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this one! Yay!
[Photos:]
photoP8090052
Found it 7/6/2008 fordsbasement found DX5119   Visit Log
It's still there, looking nearly as good as it did the day it was placed.
Found it 7/5/2008 cynhikr found DX5119   Visit Log
Hiked from the tram to the peak as part of a three day backpacking loop. What a terrific area!
[Photos:]
photoPalm Springs Tram n' Backpack - July 2008 San Jac
Found it 6/1/2008 Hick@Heart found DX5119   Visit Log
Made the hike up from the tram station. It was beautiful, 60 degrees and still some snow. My feet were killing me by the time we got back.

Visit Team Hick@Heart

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Found it 11/17/2007 mountainbackpacker found DX5119   Visit Log
Hiked up from Idyllwild. Great hike. Wonderful view.
Found it 9/29/2007 Moag Ohana found DX5119   Visit Log
Great views from up here and an ass kicking hike to boot. saw this one and the old one about 10 feet from this one.
Mahalo and Aloha
[Photos:]
photoBenchmark #2
photoThe new one
photoTory, Pat and Roy at the summit!!!
Found it 9/16/2007 austonst found DX5119   Visit Log
Saw this one and its two markers while on a hike with some people from my school. There's a very nice view from up there.
Found it 8/18/2007 Cobber99 found DX5119   Visit Log
found the actual 1898 Marker and the 2 reference markers.
[Photos:]
photoReference Marker #1
photoReference Marker #2
photo1898 Marker - San Jacinto
Found it 7/15/2007 Thunder-4 found DX5119   Visit Log
I made the climb from Idyllwild with ThePolarBear, devhead and SlabyFam. A great day!
Found it 7/7/2007 bauerclan found DX5119   Visit Log
made the trek from the tram station to the top of SJ. there were two discs on top of the mountain. easy finds.
Found it 6/30/2007 mile262 found DX5119   Visit Log
Big hike: Tram to summit of Mt. San Jacinto. The BM was right up on top.
Found it 6/24/2007 dodetrexer found DX5119   Visit Log
Peak Bagged this one made it to the summit in 3 hours from the tram. grabbed some geo caches toooo.
dodetrexer
Found it 5/9/2007 nonaeroterraqueous found DX5119   Visit Log
Easy find.
Found it 3/12/2007 dbased found DX5119   Visit Log
Got to the peak, looked down, and there it was!
[Photos:]
photoBenchmark found
Found it 2/22/2007 jacksonbrother found DX5119   Visit Log
One of my newest goals in life is to bag all the highpoints in all 52 of California's Counties. Having the day off, a friend and I decided to make the drive out to Riverside County and reach it's highest point, San Jacinto Mountain. The tram ride was cool, and it took us most of the way up. The temp hovered between 30 and 40 degrees and the snow covered scenery was beautiful.
I was not expecting that much snow and ice, so I was wearing trail running shoes. The outcome was that I spent most of the hike trying not to slip off the trail.
When we reached the top of the 10,834ft mountain I found this benchmark and saved the coordinates in my GPSr.
A major Winter storm came in just as we made it back to the tram. Great fun!
Found it 9/3/2006 lsyama found DX5119   Visit Log
Found the elevation sign for the virtual cache, and spotting this was an added bonus!
Found it 9/2/2006 PQGeoTrekkers found DX5119   Visit Log
Climbed all the way to the top of the mountain and lo and behold there were three benchmarks sitting high atop. Took a coordinate reading and pics of all three. I only have one pic from one of my cameras. This is for No. 1. Great view from up here.
[Photos:]
photoTrail Mickey TB at benchmark on Mt San Jacinto
Found it 8/11/2006 Auld Pro found DX5119   Visit Log
Found while on an overnight backpack from Round Valley.
Found it 7/21/2006 Austin Q. found DX5119   Visit Log
Stumbled upon this benchmark when up at San Jincto peak. I said hey a benchmark that says the altitude. I bet thats how they got the altitude for the wooden sign.
Found it 7/12/2006 mblitch found DX5119   Visit Log
Found easily on hike. A lot of you folks only seem to be posting the reference markers. These are not the listed benchmark. anything listed as 'No 1' or 'No 2' are not the actual marker listed here.
[Photos:]
photoActual benchmark
photoNo 2 Reference marker - not the benchmark
Found it 9/24/2005 WalkingMan found DX5119   Visit Log
Found all three markers as described. Was up to the top on a beautiful, sunny fall day of hiking. Started at Humber Park trailhead, to Saddle Junction, passed Wellman Divide and took the other route back via Little Round Valley and Strawberry Junction.

Found it 5/22/2004 halstaff found DX5119   Visit Log
Found while climbing San Jacinto with our Venture Crew. Great weekend backpack trip.
[Photos:]
photoNear the benchmark
photoSan Jac benchmark
Found it 10/26/2003 showbizkid found DX5119   Visit Log
Found this mark while bagging Mt. San Jacinto. Did not check for benchmarks before climb, so wasn't aware of the other two - and it was too cold and windy at the top for too much exposed looking around. Will get next time.
[Photos:]
photoMt SJ Benchmark
Found it 10/24/2003 BikeNfind found DX5119   Visit Log
Catching up later on this one too. Took 3 Benchmark photos while on top of San Jacinto for a 1 day hike.
[Photos:]
photo1898 Marker - San Jacinto
photoNo 1 - San Jacinto
photoNo 2 - San Jacinto
Found it 9/21/2003 Ranboze found DX5119   Visit Log
Got all 3!!!
Station Mark: N33d 48.889 W116d 40.765
Reference Mark 1: N33d 48.886 W116d 40.769
Reference Mark 2: N33d 48.890 W116d 40.767
[Photos:]
photoAll 3
Found it 8/31/2003 Team KittyComp found DX5119   Visit Log
Found both 1 & 2. Great views -what a hike!
Found it 8/24/2003 Klemmer & TeddyBearMama found DX5119   Visit Log
Interesting. One of the more difficult to get to Marks, yet one of the most logged I have seen. Nice hike up from the PS Tram. Where did the O2 go to? Like all have said, both marks good, even if the main one somewhat worn. First pic to be posted of the Reference Mark 2 disc.
[edited for terminology only]

[This entry was edited by Klemmer & TeddyBearMama on Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 10:02:34 PM.]
[Photos:]
photoStation Mark
photoReference Mark 2
Found it 6/26/2003 TrailGators found DX5119   Visit Log
This one was right next to the sign at the San Jacinto peak. Boy what a view!

[last edit: 6/30/2003 10:11:47 AM PST]
Found it 6/14/2003 Popster found DX5119   Visit Log
N 33° 48.885 W 116° 40.759
Beautiful day for a walk up the mountain.
Found it 6/15/2002 ucspots found DX5119   Visit Log
This mark has been battered. It sits below a wooden sign displaying the altitude and peak name.
[Photos:]
photoMt. San Jacinto Peak
Visted by many, the mark is quite worn.
photoTop of the Peak
This sign sits above the benchmark at the top of the peak.
Found it 5/11/2002 KaptainKen found DX5119   Visit Log
Both markers are still in existence. And are in clear view.
Found it 12/31/2000 FunHog found DX5119   Visit Log
Hiked up from Pine Cove in a low-snow period. Found the benchmark while bagging the peak. Signed the peak register as the last party of the old millenium. Found the register had been burned for fuel when we skied the peak 3 weeks later.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1898 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1931 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1931 ABOUT 16 MILES EAST BY NORTH OF SAN JACINTO, 5-1/2 MILES NORTHEAST OF STRAWBERRY VALLEY, AND ON SUMMIT OF SAN JACINTO PEAK. PEAK IS HIGHEST AND MOST NORTHERN PEAK OF SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS. TO REACH, GO TO DECKERS RANCH WHICH IS REACHED FROM BANNING-IDYLLWILD ROAD AND FOLLOW TRAIL ON SOUTHWEST SIDE OF MOUNTAINS 5 MILES TO STATION SITE. IN 1898 CAIRN OF ROCKS ABOUT 5 FEET IN DIAMETER AND 8 FEET HIGH WAS BUILT ON TOP OF BOULDER FORMING HIGHEST POINT OF MOUNTAIN. STATION WAS MARKED BY 1-INCH HOLE DRILLED 1 INCH DEEP IN LARGE FLAT BOULDER WHICH WAS 13 FEET FROM BOULDER WITH CAIRN IN TRUE AZIMUTH 63 DEG 42 MIN. IN 1899 STATION WAS REMARKED BY 1-1/4-INCH DRILL HOLE 5 INCHES DEEP. REFERENCE MARKS CONSISTING OF DRILL HOLES 1-1/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 3 INCHES DEEP WERE ESTABLISHED IN BOULDERS. IN 1923 REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED AT FOLLOWING DISTANCES AND AZIMUTHS FROM STATION--16.955 METERS (55.63 FEET) 21 DEG 19 MIN. 10.415 METERS (34.17 FEET), 332 DEG 59 MIN. 3.430 METERS (11.25 FEET), 252 DEG 55 MIN. AND 8.755 METERS (28.72 FEET), 162 DEG 25 MIN. STANDARD STATION DISK WHICH HAD BEEN PLACED BETWEEN 1910 AND 1923 WAS FOUND OUT OF PLACE, AND A NEW STANDARD STATION DISK WAS SET IN DRILL HOLE. STANDARD REFERENCE DISK WAS PLACED IN OLD REFERENCE DRILL HOLE, 8.755 METERS (28.72 FEET) FROM STATION IN AZIMUTH 162 DEG 25 MIN.
1/1/1936 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1936 (WM) STATION RECOVERED. ALL MARKS IN GOOD CONDITION. NEW REFERENCE MARK ESTABLISHED. DETAILED DESCRIPTION AS FOLLOWS-- STATION IS ON SUMMIT OF SAN JACINTO PEAK, ABOUT 16 MILES E BY N FROM THE TOWN OF SAN JACINTO, AND 5-1/2 MILES NE OF IDLEWILD, A SUMMER RESORT IN STRAWBERRY VALLEY. MARK IS STANDARD DISK SET IN SOLID ROCK, WHICH FORMS AN OVERHANGING SHELF 13 FEET SW OF HIGHEST POINT ON SUMMIT, AND WAS STAMPED SAN JACINTO, 1898-1923. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS STANDARD DISK IN SOLID ROCK NNW OF, AND 1 FOOT LOWER THAN STATION. STAMPED SAN JACINTO, 1898-1923. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 (NEW) IS STANDARD DISK IN SOLID ROCK ESE OF AND 1.5 FEET HIGHER THAN STATION. STAMPED SAN JACINTO, 1898-1936. REFERENCE MARKS (OLD), DRILL HOLES IN ROCK, WERE RECOVERED, BUT DISTANCES AND DIRECTIONS WERE NOT CHECKED. REACHED FROM SAN JACINTO OR HEMET BY PAVED ROADS E TO IDLEWILD GARAGE AND FILLING STATION, WHICH IS ABOUT 200 YARDS S OF IDLEWILD RANGER STATION, THENCE TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW CIRCLE DRIVE EASTERLY 1.0 MILE TO T PAVED ROAD NEAR FERN VALLEY CAFE, THENCE LEFT AND FOLLOW MAIN ROAD UP FERN VALLEY 1.0 MILE TO ITS END, THENCE FOLLOW GOOD GRADED AND POSTED TRAIL NE ABOUT 3 MILES TO A SADDLE, THENCE LEFT ON TRAIL TO SAN JACINTO PEAK, ABOUT 6 MILES TO STATION. HORSES CAN BE TAKEN TO STATION. THERE IS A GOOD SPRING ALONG THE TRAIL ABOUT 2-1/2 MILES FROM TOP. PACK REQUIRES ABOUT 4 HOURS.
1/1/1939 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1939 (FGJ) STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS RECOVERED. DESCRIPTION CORRECT. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOLLOWS-- NOTE.--DISTANCES TO REFERENCE MARKS WERE COMPUTED FROM VERTICAL ANGLE AND SLOPE DISTANCE. THESE DISTANCES DID NOT CHECK EXACTLY WITH THE OLD DISTANCES WHICH WERE PROBABLY MEASURED WITH TAPE AND PLUMB LINE, THE NEW DISTANCES ARE PROBABLY MORE ACCURATE AND ARE LISTED BELOW. STATION ALSO BEARS DATE 1923 WITH 1898. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 ALSO BEARS DATE 1923 WITH 1898. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 ALSO BEARS DATE 1936 WITH 1898.
1/1/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (LSB) THE 1931 DESCRIPTION WAS THE ONLY DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME, CONSEQUENTLY LATER DESCRIPTIONS COULD NOT BE CHECKED. A STATION MARK, THREE DRILL HOLES, AND TWO REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED AND ARE LISTED BELOW. THE DRILL HOLE TO THE S-SW WAS PROBABLY MEASURED SLOPE PRIOR TO 1931. THE HORIZONTAL DISTANCE IS GIVEN BELOW. THE DIRECTION TO REFERENCE MARK 1 DIFFERED CONSIDERABLY FROM THAT LISTED IN THE 1931 DESCRIPTION. INVESTIGATION AND REOBSERVATION WERE MADE IN THE FIELD, AND OUR DIRECTION WAS VERIFIED. THE MARK DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN DISTURBED. REFERENCE MARK 2 COULD NOT BE CHECKED AGAINST OLD DATA. ALL OTHER REFERENCE POINTS COMPARED WITHIN PROVISIONAL LIMITS WITH THE AVAILABLE DATA. SINCE NO AZIMUTH MARK WAS FOUND NEAR THE STATION, ONE WAS ESTABLISHED BY THIS PARTY. ROUTES TO THE STATION WILL VARY WITH WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LOCAL INQUIRIES WILL SERVE TO BEST REACH THE STATION. STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 16 MI. NE OF SAN JACINTO, ABOUT 8 MI. N BY E OF IDYLWILD, ABOUT 6 MI. NW OF PALM SPRINGS, AND ABOUT 5-1/2 MI. NE OF STRAWBERRY VALLEY. IT IS ON THE SUMMIT OF SAN JACINTO PEAK WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AND MOST N PEAK OF THE SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED SAN JACINTO 1898 1923 AND CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A LARGE BOULDER THAT IS ABOUT 8 FT. LOWER THAN THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE PEAK. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED SAN JACINTO NO 1 1898 1923 AND SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A LARGE FLAT-TOPPED BOULDER THAT IS ABOUT 3 FT. LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED SAN JACINTO NO 2 1898 1936 AND SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A LARGE BOULDER THAT IS ABOUT 2 FT. HIGHER THAN THE STATION. AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED SAN JACINTO 1898 1923 SET 1954 AND SET IN A DEPRESSION IN BEDROCK THAT IS ABOUT 2 FT. LOWER THAN THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE FIRST PROMINENT POINT S OF THE STATION HILL. IT IS ABOUT 200 YDS. S-SW OF THE SIGNPOST IN THE SADDLE WHERE YOU LEAVE THE TRAIL. THE REFERENCE POINT, S-SW OF THE STATION, IS A 1-1/4-IN. IN DIAMETER DRILL HOLE. IT IS IN THE TOP OF A LARGE BOULDER THAT IS ABOUT 10 FT. LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. THE REFERENCE POINT, SE OF THE STATION, IS A 1-1/4-IN. IN DIAMETER DRILL HOLE. IT IS IN THE TOP OF A LARGE BOULDER THAT IS ABOUT 3 FT. LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. THE REFERENCE POINT, NE OF THE STATION, IS A 1-1/4-IN. IN DIAMETER DRILL HOLE. IT IS IN THE S FACE OF A LARGE BOULDER THAT FORMS THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE PEAK, AND ABOUT 6 FT. HIGHER THAN THE STATION MARK. OBSERVATIONS MADE FROM A 1.4-M. TRIPOD.
1/1/1956 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (RLE) THE STATION, REFERENCE MARKS 1 AND 2 WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION. FOLLOWING IS A NEW DESCRIPTION-- THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 15 MI. SE OF BANNING, 12 MI. W OF PALM SPRINGS, AND 10 MI. NE OF THE RESORT TOWN OF IDYLLWILD ON THE SUMMIT OF SAN JACINTO PEAK. THE MARK IS ABOUT 10 FT. SW OF THE HIGHEST POINT OF PEAK, AND IS STAMPED SAN JACINTO 1898 1923 (NOTE 4). REFERENCE MARK 1 IS ABOUT 2 FT. LOWER IN ELEVATION THAN THE STATION, AND IS STAMPED SAN JACINTO 1898 1923 (NOTE 12C). REFERENCE MARK 2 IS ABOUT 2 FT. HIGHER IN ELEVATION THAN THE STATION, AND IS STAMPED SAN JACINTO 1898 1936 (NOTE 12C). TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE FIRE STATION IN IDYLLWILD, GO N ON PINE CREST DRIVE FOR 0.7 MI. TO THE DUTTON CORNER STORE, CONTINUE E ON HARD-SURFACED ROAD FOR 0.7 MI. TO AN INTERSECTION AND SIGN DEVIL SLIDE TR 1/2, TURN LEFT AND GO N UP FERN VALLEY FOR 1.0 MI. TO A SIGN PEAK TRAIL ON THE RIGHT. FROM THIS POINT THERE IS A WELL-MARKED TRAIL LEADING NE AND N TO THE SUMMIT OF THE MOUNTAIN. IT IS A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 8.0 MI. AND IS ABOUT A 6-HR. HORSE PACK. NOTE--REFERENCE MARK 2 WAS TOO CLOSE TO FOCUS INSTRUMENT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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