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Details for Benchmark: NZ1272

N 42° 22.759 W 123° 15.282 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3825

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

Location:
In JOSEPHINE county, OR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GRANTS PASS
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it 3/15/2014 traveyes found NZ1272   Visit Log
Up getting "Grants Pass Peak" cache and this was about 4' from it.
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photogrants pass peak benchmark
Found it 3/15/2014 lladnarc found NZ1272   Visit Log
Came up here today with traveyes to find the "Grants Pass Peak Cache (GCMA5Z) And of course you can't find the cache without finding this benchmark. I texted my dad who lives in Alaska some pictures from this location, I think it's safe to say I am the first person to stand on this benchmark and send texts to Wasilla AK
[Photos:]
photoGP Peak Benchmark
Benchmark w/ Geocoins
Found it 5/23/2009 Highland Hounds found NZ1272   Visit Log
One tough hike up to a cache and got the benchmark as a bonus.
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photoBench Mark
In good shape!
Found it 5/23/2009 Smokin' D found NZ1272   Visit Log
Found the bench mark- damn good hike !!!!!!!
Found it 9/1/2008 Turner and Stitch found NZ1272   Visit Log
Found the benchmark while up here looking for the cache.
[Photos:]
photoGrants Pass Peak benchmark
Grants Pass Peak benchmark taken on September 1, 2008
Found it 2/16/2005 The Lost Patrol found NZ1272   Visit Log
The marker had Elevation stamped on it but whoever placed it didn't add the elevation or it was so lightly marked it has worn off.
Found it 1/30/2005 Iseek & Eyeseek2 found NZ1272   Visit Log
In company with blazerfan today, another wonderful vista.
IN JOY ... Iseek & Eyeseek2.
Found it 1/30/2005 blazerfan found NZ1272   Visit Log
This isn't the first benchmark I've found just the first I've logged. Since it had no logs since 1904 this was the oldest unfound benchmark in the area and I congradulate Dan for getting here first. Took a few pictures for the log.
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Found it 12/18/2004 drdan52000 found NZ1272   Visit Log
Found in very good shape.
A brass dic. with No number, but with Grants Pass Peak on it and no date.
Also there is a County Surveyor brass dic. about 25 feet away mark Grants Pass Peak #2, 1973.
I travel up Savage creek road to road #37 5 12 (second road on right after dirt road starts)
The road died ends at .33 mile from the peak.
If you walk off the end of the road you find an very old foot trail, not in very good shape but us able.
At .2 mile the trail goes away and skid trail will lead to the to. There maybe another short way, my reason for thinking this is, once on top of ridge there is a old road leading away from peak. I will check out at later date.
DrDan52000

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1904 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1904 (AIO) ON HIGHEST POINT OF GRANTS PASS PEAK, ELEVATION 3836 FEET, SITUATED ABOUT 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GRANTS PASS. PROBABLY EASIEST REACHED BY TAKING ROAD FROM GRANTS PASS SOUTH ABOUT 6 MILES TO LUTHER DIVIDE, AND CLIMBING FROM THAT POINT TO EAST. MARKED BY USGS BRONZE DISK IN HIGHEST POINT. DRILL HOLES 1 INCH DEEP IN SOLID ROCK ARE 11.2 FEET TO SOUTHWEST AND 44.1 FEET TO NORTH.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1991.
  • 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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