Details for Benchmark: AD9256

N 36° 59.938 W 109° 02.710 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4866

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

Location:
In MONTEZUMA county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CO UT AZ NM
Marker Type:
boundary marker disk
Setting:
mat foundation, concrete slab, etc.
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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My last corner of Colorado...the famous 4 corners.

I finally visited 4 corners after several years of wanting / trying to. I'm disappointed that the virtual cache that used to be here is not only archived but also locked from additional logs, but at least I can log this benchmark.

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photoKJKlock's Garmin Montana with AD9256

We made it !! Yay!

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photoAD9256
photoJB creekstomper at the marker

Found and in good shape.

Stopped here while we were traveling around the national parks in the area

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Got it!

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photoMe, in all four states

This is a benchmark I've dreamed of visiting for so many years. Not many benchmarks hold that kind of personal value.

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photoCO UT AZ NM Dream Achieved

Found in good condition

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photoAD9256

On our way to Moab. Just had to stop.

Found in good condition

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photo20150905_174059

Bucket list -- check!

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photoFour corners monument

Found on the way home from Philmont Scout Ranch with my Husband and Sons.

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photoFound it
photoFound it

Stopped here on our family road trip. Traveling from Michigan to Utah and back. I saw this spot and added it to our stop. Bench Mark working just fine

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photoBench Mark @ 4 Corners

I have been waiting to see this. My husband took my picture on it. We are on our way to Cortez.

TeamLich visited the Four Corners Monument while geocaching through the Southwestern United States.

Fun spot to visit while on an old fashioned road trip across the SW.

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photoAD9256

Easy find.

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photojo_botmn & hobbies @ 4 corners

Visited with family while on vacation. Weather was pretty nice.

Made the stop with Team Little Bear to visit the Four Corners while travelling from Denver to Phoenix. We stayed in Shiprock last night and got up early to get here as they opened the gate to get in.

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photoBenchmark AD9256

Been here several tunes. Can't pass up the opportunity to drop off the kids in 4 separate states!

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photoimage

Found as described

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photo20140927_130502

Forgot about this being a benchmark till a week after our visit. I've posted a photo of Ken Smith straddling the four corners. Ken accompanies my daughter on all of her travels. He returned from a trip to Machu Picchu only 19 days prior to visiting Four Corners.

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photoKen at Four Corners
Ken Smith also has his own facebook page that highlights his travels :)

Was out this way several years ago and never visited so I missed the opportunity to log the virtual cache but today the kids decided they wanted to make the extra drive to 4 corners to say they had done it. Beautiful clear morning but they had obviously had some hard rain the past few days given all of the mud.

Recovered the mark as described! Everyone got their pictures and I had time to get a shot with the GPS too.

GO$Rs

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photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM MONTEZUMA county, CO
Disc w/o GPS
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM MONTEZUMA county, CO
Disc w/GPS
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM MONTEZUMA county, CO
Cashlet M at monument
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM MONTEZUMA county, CO
Cashlet A at monument
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM MONTEZUMA county, CO
Cashlet E at monument
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM MONTEZUMA county, CO
g-o-cashers at Monument

We traveled here just to see this monument. Found the benchmark and had fun with numerous family pictures.

This is the "real" four corners --

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photoAD9256 CO UT AZ NM, Four corners

Made it today after 8 hours of travel time at 3:16 this afternoon. Hot day! It's a shame GC6A98 is closed out and we cannot log that we made it here! No problem though because the BMs are here to be discovered.

Not the original, but a nice replacement

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photomark

Cached in these 4 states, and 2 others as well, on our anniversary bucket list trip to the southwest.

I used a 4 corners benchmark geocoin to track my travels on the trip ... and took a picture of it here with its actual inspiration. Also, I had to stand in all 4 states at once, of course.

N 36° 59.945 W 109° 02.714

Found while visiting Four Corners Monument. TheView

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photoFour Corners Monument
Picture taken Facing North
photoimage

Found it today at 4:30p.

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photoCO UT AZ NM

The kids got a kick out of simultaneously standing in four states . Walked around the plaza to read the granite monuments - very interesting facts about the boundaries here.

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photoCO UT AZ NM AD9256 Disk, Four Corners Monument

Found with my wife and sons.

On our way from Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Had to Stop and visit. Thanks

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photoThe Disk
photoDADayley at Four Corners
Before we walked all four states to decide on a keepsake. We chose an Ornament from Colorado. We also hapened to drive in each state to get there.

Found this one while passing through the area on our way to Arches. Mark is in good shape.

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photoAD9256

stopped in to visit the 4 corners. We stood in 4 states at once!

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photoIMG_2465

Stopped here during a road trip from Prescott to Durango. Being from Hawaii I never thought I would ever come here but here I am! It was late in the day and the place was going to shut down in half an hour but it gave us enough time to take pictures and have a look around. I didn't expect to see such a big fancy monument. Glad I finally made it here!

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photoFour Corners

Foundit at my US -Holiday !
TFTC
Greeting from Emden , Germany

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photoAD9256
photoAD9256

Very tough find with all of the bodies and feet covering it. I waited my turn, discovered it and took a few photos for posterity.

Found it on my way home.

Found this benchmark with the family during our 3 week road trip visiting the National parks east of Vegas. TFTC

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photoDSC_2113

How often do you get to stand in 4 states at one time!!

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photothe dogs were here
photothe benchmark closeup

Took pictures on top and all around this benchmark. Best one we've done yet. Thanks

Stopped by and made a quick find

Been there within My three week roundtrip.

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photoMe in four states

What a great place this has become. We enjoyed our visit.

Things have changed around here since the last time I was here!

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photoP4040291
photoFour Corners!

Was here 25 years ago...asked a friend to take my photo then, but she cut off my legs and feet. Came back now with Bug Ranger and 2 other friends to get the right photo showing me in 4 states!

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photoThe Photo....finally!
photoBenchmark

Trouvé en compagnie d'Ours Curieux.
Cet endroit était ciblé depuis notre départ de Vegas.

[navy]The picture will follow soon.

Nous n'avons pas la chance de faire souvent des benchmarks et nous n'allions pas passer notre chance ici. Très content d'avoir visités ce lieu mythique.

[b]Antilope Attentive & Ours Curieux[/b]
From Sherbrooke - Québec - CANADA
:grin:

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photoOurs à Four Corners

I found it with my husband hansarelli and my son good hunter 9 a few years ago in 2007

I found it with my dad Hansarelli and my mom DolphinGirl77 a few years ago in 2007

I found this a few years ago in 2007 and just thought about logging it! I found it with my wife DOLPHINGIRL77 and my son GOOD HUNTER 9.

Great find while also providing the Kidz (ages 9, and 6 year old twins) with some info about this great country of ours.

found it

Been here before and so much has changed.
Even the birds eye view on google map is different. What's next a casino?

easy find long drive

Found

Found it together with spy007 & beer-a-day on our USA S/W- journey 2011. TFTC from Switzerland

Found it during our holliday trip in South/West-USA. It was a fantastic journey incl. Geocaching. TFTC & BR from Switzerland

Found it together with beer-a-day & Chili7

Waited in line for 20 minutes in 100 degree weather to log this benchmark!

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photoAt the Four Corners monument/benchmark

I can't log this as a cache, because the virtual cache was archived. TFN.

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photoTheropod at Four Corners
Theropod at Four Corners

what an awesome sight -so neat to be in four states just great tftf

Visited Four Corners while on a motorcycle trip with very good friends. Found it to be a really neat place to see.

Located while on a trip to Moab

Found it!

I don't think this one is going anywhere.

Found while doing the four corners virtual.

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photoFour corners

Found while visiting the Four Corners with Papa EGTH.

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photothe big disk
photoHH19 at the Four Corners

Hard to miss marker

found on our 4 corners visit

Yes, it is also a benchmark!

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photo4 corners 2

It is great to find not only the Four Corners Benchmark, but I know have been to all 4 corners of Colorado.

Nice to be in four different states at once. :-)

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photoFour Corners

Observed this when I visited the Four Corners Monument.

Found it!

Enjoyed coming to this spot.

Visited Four Corners...two for one!

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photonickgatt at Four Corners, CO, UT, AZ, NM

Awesome spot!!

We found this benchmark when we did the Four Corners virtual geocache. The construction at the monument site had been completed the week before, so we were glad to be able to get to the very center of the spot and to record our visit photographically.

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photomarker at the center of Four Corners

Site is still under construction but the marker is there.

Saw the benchmark via telephoto lens on the camera. Any closeup was not allowed due to construction at the site.

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photo4 corners benchmark
benchmark is located in the center of the circular cement slab.

Found this on a +3k road trip after I got back from Afghanistan on the 4th of November. So far hit 3 caches in CO (Pikes Peak), 3 caches in UT, 3 caches in NV (Las Vegas), 7 in AZ (here, Grand Canyon, Petrified Fores)t. Hit 2 today in NM. This will mark off 5 states that I have not cache in on my way back home to Louisiana. Everyone knows the most direct route to LA from Fort Riley, KS is CO, UT, NV, AZ, NM, OK, and TX... right?

[This entry was edited by AirborneSurveyor on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 4:00:32 AM.]

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photoMe at the Benchmark
photoGuard Dog at the Benchmark
photoGPS at the Benchmark

Found while on vacation with Nov64.

pritzen and I are on our way to Las Vegas via GeoCoinFest ~ Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, with stops at Arches National Park, Four Corners, North Rim Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park .....

Saw this benchmark at Four Corners =)

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photoGCF-WG09-330

this may be the most well known and viewed benchmark

Touring the Four Corners area and stopped here.

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photoGPS receiver at the CO UT AZ NM benchmark

Found! We guessed that this benchmark was in the database so we took a photo.

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photoAD9256 Closeup

Found while finding the cache

Found this while GeoCaching. Found another disc nearby.

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photoFourCorners

Visiting the corner with the GS Troop.

Eay grab while at the main sight!

Spotted this while we were at the main attraction.

Found it.

Logging this one a little in arrears...

Picture is attached of the MrBrit crew at the benchmark!

What a hot day!

MrBrit & Co

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photoFour corners feet and bench mark
photoThe benchmark

Found it while visiting the monument.

found it

Found with lemom16, lemon16 and Polarbear#2. I guess this one was pretty hard to miss!

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photoThe famous benchmark

awesome

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photo5d's at 4corners

Hard not to miss, probably the most unlonely benchmark on the planet!

Found in great shape, as described.

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photoAD9256

This one turned up in a couple of my photos.

Found it just fine.

We had a fun time finding this one. And a fun time shopping around. My sons decided they wanted to be Indians while they were here. Later in the day they switched to wanting to be cowboys.

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photoFun at the four corners

Interesting marker with the four states marked.

We were there! Have to find the photos yet. We took a three week camping trip out West last year and spent a couple days exploring Monument Valley and stopped by the Four Corners.
Bob, Lynda, & Mackie (entry posted on 10/8/10)

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photoBob at FOUR CORNERS
photoLynda & Mackie at FOUR CORNERS

Great place here! Put my coin in all four states.

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photoCoin on Monument

Found as described.

Took the requisite photos - enjoyed the monument (few visitors, even fewer vendors) - moved on to Cortez CO.

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photoAD9256 CO UT AZ NM 1992 (CLOSEUP) MONTEZUMA CO, CO
NorthWes' Traveling Wolf Geocoin (2006 Alaska Geocoin) in the photo with the mark.

Great place, our first benchmark! We found it - of course - while visiting four corners.

Greetings from Germany,
SAM+SAB

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photoSAB at benchmark AD9256 - Four Corners
photoSAM standing in the middle of the benchmark

Found It!!!

Visited the Four Corners today with hjnielsen and Nielsenc.

I've had this picture for awhile. Just thought this would be a good place to display it.

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photofour corners

Always wanted to find this place. It was on my list of MUST SEEs.

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photoOur hero poses with Stan
Check the other log for this info

Found this along with the virtual geocache at the location.

Found

We visted Four Corners on our way to California. Bought a bunch of handmade goodies and most of all, had some fun running around in a circle from state to state to state to state.

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photoFour Corners
Our visit to Four Corners on our way to California.

Stopped by Four Corners Monument on a Road Trip West with my wife.

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photoAD9256
photopolecat42

Hard to miss.

Found

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/ad9256.shtml]AD9256 - CO UT AZ NM[/url][/b].

Zhanna

Very cool! Got virtual here too. First time I've been here.

[This entry was edited by csparks78 on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 5:49:41 PM.]

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photoMe at 4 corners benchmark / monument

This one really is hard to miss. I visited the monument and the virtual cache. The benchmark is in good shape; I'd wish the same would be true for the educational signs nearby.

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photoThe marker

We visited here on a Labor Day weekend trip from Colorado Springs to see Mesa Verde National Park, Four Corners and the Great Sand Dunes.

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photoFour Corners Benchmark
Taken August 30th, 2008
photoFour Corners Benchmark
Taken August 30th, 2008
photoDaddy and Mia at Four Corners
Taken August 30th, 2008

A very easy benchmark to find.

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photo4 corners benchmark
photogloria at 4 corners
photonearby GPS toilets

Interesting location. I could not believe that they would charge for people to go here. This is basically a tourist trap where you pay to get in and then there are indians trying to sell you stuff 360 degrees around you. I brought a few travel bugs with me so that they can log four states at once. The thing that I did not like about this Indian reservation is that they view them selves at "The Navajo Nation". There is no such thing as a Navajo Nation. They are part of the United States of America not their own nation. I think that this is not right. I am not trying to sound racial against them, but If they are going to live in America they should call them selves Americans. The other thing that I saw was that they had a US Flag covered over with an Indian carying a gun. TFTvC.

Visited the Four Corners Monument today with my family. This is definetly the number one of our benchmark finds.
King Hubi and Family

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photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM [closeup]
photoAD9256 - CO UT AZ NM [closeup with GPS unit]
photoMe and Pelé sitting in four States

I found this new BM that replace the old one along with lots of other people here today.

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photothe benchmark

Only spot I know of where you get to stand in six places at once AND get the T-shirt to prove it!

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photoAt GZ.
photoPrep that shot!

Found it while doing the virtual cache here.

Recovered in good condition. Found the benchmark with macdonr.

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photoMacMama at Four Corners

Recovered in good condition. Found the benchmark with MacMama.

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photomacdonr at Four Corners

Found after trip to Phoenix and Grand Canyon. SW Corner of Colorado.

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photoBenchmark Disk

We made a day trip from Page (AZ) to Monument Valley and visited the Four Corners on our way back

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photoFour Corners Benchmark

Good condition

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photoCo Ut Az Nm

got this while doing a virtual at the same location

Visiting here while spending a few days in Mesa Verde.

Yep, it's still there!

My first benchmark!

Our first benchmark. Always wanted to visit this one!

Found! Goal 1 for 2008 Completed.

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photoSouthern Utah March Geocaches 2008 171.jpg

Was here in 1976, cool to be in 4 States at the same time!

Found during a windy, dusty day.

After visiting Mesa Verde we stopped at Four Corners.

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photo4corners

Found with the family on a holiday weekend.

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photoFour Corners

No waiting when I was there, neat place

An extra bonus to log in the benchmark -- as I had wanted to see the "4 Corners Monument" anyway!!
(#429)

one-of-a-kind marker, but had to pay $3 ea to see it! Trivia question: why isn't it at N37°,W109°?

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photoFC BM

Was here to check out 4-corners and ran into some other geocachers in the parking area who told us there were benchmarks out here, so we found two of them.

Quick and easy. Not too crowded today at the monument either.

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photoClose-up of the disk

Hot & windy, but fun to stand in 4 states at once!

Found this benchmark while finding a virtual cache at this site...

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photoFour Corner Benchmark

I see that I should have logged this one as a find instead of the other one that was destroyed in 1992.

In great condition. Loved being in 4 states at once.

nice spot

found this one on their trip in the USA

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photoIMG_1219.JPG

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Oma & Opa did this one on their holidays in the USA.

T4TB sagt Die Asbacher Bande

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photoOma on the Benchmark...
photoDie 4 Länder...

Had to see this while on a move from Green Bay to Prescott, Az.

Nice

Here with Daisy-dawg and Garlic. We took a picture, and attached it to the nearby geocache.

Was here in my youth. Very cool benchmark. Was found as described.

Coolest benchmark we've found so far.

We were here during early June, before we started doing geocaches and benchmarks. Going through some photos for 2006 and noticed this was a benchmark, so we decided to put this one on our found list since we have photos of us standing all over it.

First benchmark - didn't know what a benchmark was!

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Found it, did some push-ups in 4 states...

Hubby and I were visiting our son. 4 Corners was only an hour away. So glad we went, beautiful country, but so cold and windy in Dec. Snowed on the way there, it was beautiful.

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photoIceladee at 4 Corners
4 Corners Benchmark 12/19/06

one of the easier benchmarks found
shakaduo
hangloose

Four Corners

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photoFour Corners

Another one.

Since the original is missing, I guess this one is it!
Ranger TracksAll & Investigator I WIll Ketchum From Virginia

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photoFour states in one - Incredible Benchmark
photoBenchmark Interp Sign

Found this mark today in excellent condition. Coords are right on. Can't miss this one. I would like to note that there is a reference mark pointing right @ this mark about 50 feet northwest of the mark in the middle of the gravel road. Is it possible the original disk was part of a triangulation station ? The name on the mark was not legible so it is hard to know for sure. I will post pictures soon.

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photoFour Corners Benchmark.jpg
photoFour Corners Ref Mark.jpg
photoFour Corners Ref Mark Pic 2.jpg

Found in good condition today surrounded by tourists. Took several pix.

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photo4Corners

Found this while on vacation.

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photoRik and Kristi at Four Corners

almost forgot to log this
found while doing 4 corners

Great benchmark. Found with a bunch of family on vacation.

On vacation, it does not get any easier than this.
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[This entry was edited by appytr on Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 12:55:36 PM.]

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photoHere it is
I can't believe I managed to find this one.

Found it- first benchmark.

Neat place. Visited with res2100 and son.

Found while on vacation.

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photo4 corners

Found this before we started officially geocaching.

Fulfilled a cheesy childhood wish at this benchmark, with photos to prove it. Saw the fullest Porta-Potties ever.

1st benchmark! mausmobile (w/Ian)

Hard to miss this one!
-- Agents of KAOS (RAP & the LFW)
-- Longmont, Colorado

Found while on vaaction with the family from Pelham, Alabama.

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Me, my GPS and the brass 4 corners marker

Found it while on vacation!!

Found this benchmark to be as decribed and in good condition. Found this benchmark while doing the Four Corners cache.

Like Thelad said...

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photoWhere 4 states meet.

We found it while doing the 4 Corners cache. Bigmama763 took the photo.

Found this one before the great debacle of my Dad's wife locking the keys to the car in the trunk. That put the joy right out of this visit for a bit, but I am glad to have seen this monument

First time to this site. Came here while on vacation.

Arguably the most famous benchmark of them all! A must have for any benchmarker.

Found this one in great condition while in the area.

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photoSP-4 Corners.JPG

Commemorating memorable family visit in May '94 :)

Found this one while on a 3 week road trip from British Columbia, Canada.

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photoAt the spot.

Got there after the gates were closed, but walked in. On the way to a conference of my dad's in Las Vegas.

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photoMe at the monument/BM

Recovered in good condition as described.

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photoAD9256

Cold, Windy Day...still there (as expected)

-UA

1 of 6 corners visited in the southern plains on a 3500 mile road trip.

Four Corners

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photoFour Corners

Didn't realize this counted as a benchmark. A fun day visiting and caching nearby in Colorado.

Eyedoc

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photo4 Corners Benchmark

It was fun exploring the 4 corners.

Found many times

fun day at the monument

Great place to put a marker. Enjoyed locals selling their stuff.

Found while visiting the monument.

Found while at the monument

Have been here once before I discovered geocaching and benchmarks. eagle8247

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photoIM002373.jpg

My first benchmark. Couldn't help but notice it while doing the virtual Four Corners Monument geocache.

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photoBanchmark and Garmin
Didn't really need GPSr to find this benchmark

This marker is a very easy find from the highway but you do have to pay the $3 fee to park. A nice stop on the way to Provo from Albuquerque!

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photoMarker!..

Found it whilst gathering information for GC6A98

Found one, found 'em all, I say. Since it is four corners, shouldn't this count as four benchmarks?

Found this one at the exact same time as GC6A98 - Four Corners Monument Virtual Cache. The place was really busy. We posted a picture on the other site.

Stopped here on our way to Mexico with our Venture Crew. Most weren't too interested in geocaching, but we drug them along anyway. Almost forgot to log this find, just remembered while logging other benchmarks we found today (July 3) We had trouble with camera and wiped out most of our vacation pictures. :(

[This entry was edited by cache_venturers on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 11:31:42 AM.]

Found as described.

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photoAD9256 - the Mark
photoAD9256 in UT, CO, AZ and NM

One of the easier benchmarks!

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photo4corners.JPG

Making a wide swing between Canyon de Chelly and Grand Canyon and had to stop by.
Mayfly22

N 36° 59.940 W 109° 02.709

Yeah~we found it! Recovered in Grand condition! Kinda hard to miss! and cost $3 per person just to see it! But what a nice spot to put the 4 corners!

found it right where someone left it. a little wet out that day but still a nice day to cache.

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photoclan MacLeod

I first visited this site in 1957. There was no one around, no cars, no indians, no curio and crafts stands and no monument. It was just a cement post about 1 foot square and about 12 tall with a standard benchmark disc in the top. Ah the good old days.

During our holidays in the states, we could not resist visiting this place.

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photoBunch of Bugs
The participants of the trans-Atlantic geobugrace that are travelling togheter with us to their startingplace : Cache witness Post in Arizona.
photoDoggystyle catching a breath at AD9256 Four Corners-Benchmark

Found this one while visiting the area

Recovered in good condition

Found this one in order to do the Four Corners Cache.

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photoToMonaInc
The starting point

Found this mark while visiting the Great American West.

Found it with TheStosh on our honeymoon.

Found this one on our honeymoon. - TheStosh, Melinda 05/13/2003

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photoAD9256 - Four Corners - benchmark disk
photoAD9256 - Four Corners - View of area
N 36° 59.938 W 109° 02.710

Benchmark recovered as described, in good condition.

Probably the most famous benchmark loaction in the U.S.

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photoJust the Benchmark

Can't come down into this area without seeing the 4 Corners monument.

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photo4 Corners Monument

Found it as needed to complete the Four Corners geocache.

Found this during a visit to Four Corners.

found while placing the Four Corners Cache. Actually, this marker is integral to the four corners cache! see a picture of it on the four corners cache page.

Worth the stop.

On the way back home to Albuquerque after a trip to Portland, OR, and decided to stop to see this unique place in America.

Found with family on vacation

I found this one in 1978, but the date doesn't go that far back.

My year is off by one (I should have 1996 but the menu doesn't want to let me log this). I went (10,000+ miles) cross-country with my dad for 3 week back in 1996. This was one of the places that I really hoped to visit as long as we were "in the vicinity."

found it

Benchmark located on station in good condition.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1992 by BLM (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT 1992 (DW) THE STATION IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE FOUR STATE CORNERS OF COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, UTAH AND ARIZONA AND IS THAT POINT MARKED BY A BRASS DISK. IT IS IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SEC. 20, T 32 N, R 20 W. OWNERSHIP---THE MARK IS THE DIVIDING LINE FOR THE NAVAJO AND UTE MOUNTAIN UTE RESERVATIONS WHICH OWN THE LAND AROUND THE MONUMENT TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U. S. HIGHWAY 160 AND 666 ABOUT 20 MI (32.2 KM) SOUTHWEST OF CORTEZ, GO SOUTHWEST ON U. S. HIGHWAY 160 FOR 18.0 MI (29.0 KM) TO THE BRIDGE OVER THE SAN JUAN RIVER. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.9 MI (1.4 KM) TO A PAVED ROAD RIGHT AT TOP OF GRADE. TURN RIGHT, NORTHWEST, PASSING THROUGH A POLE GATE, FOR 0.3 MI (0.5 KM) TO THE TOLL BOOTH. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.2 MI (0.3 KM) TO THE CIRCULAR DRIVE OF THE FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT AND THE DISK IN THE CENTER OF THE MONUMENT. THIS STATION WILL HAVE HEAVY TOURIST TRAFFIC AROUND IT. IF NIGHT OBSERVATIONS ARE MADE, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF NAVAJO TRIBAL LAND ADMINISTRATION, THE NAVAJO NATION, P.O. BOX 308, WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515, FOR INFORMATION ON GETTING A GATE UNLOCKED. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 602-871-4530 OR 602-871-7040 THE STATION MARK IS A SPECIAL BRASS DISK SET IN A GRANITE SLAB. THE POINT TO USE IS THE CENTER OF THE CROSS LINES SHOWING THE STATES THAT COME TOGETHER AT THIS POINT.
11/25/1998 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1998 (CSM) THE STATION IS LOCATED AT FOUR CORNERS, AT THE POINT WHERE ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, UTAH AND COLORADO MEET. OWNERSHIP--NAVAJO NATION. FOR ACCESS TO THE STATION CONTACT MR. LEMONT YAZZIE, NAVAJO NATION, PHONE 520-871-7058 OR CONTACT THE NAVAJO TRIBAL LAND ADMINISTRATION, PO BOX 9000, WINDOW ROCK AZ 86515, PHONE 520-871-6401 OR 871-6000. TO REACH THE STATION FROM JUNCTION OF US HIGHWAYS 64 AND 160 LOCATED IN THE NAVAJO VILLAGE OF TEEC NOS POS AZ, GO NORTHEAST ON US HIGHWAY 160 FOR 9.25 KM (5.75 MI) TO THE ENTRANCE ROAD TO THE FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT, NORTHWEST ON THE ENTRANCE ROAD FOR 0.32 KM (0.20 MI) TO THE TOLL BOOTH. FOR ACCESS TO THE STATION, CONTINUE AHEAD, NORTHWEST FOR 0.32 KM (0.20 MI) TO THE CIRCULAR DRIVE AROUND THE MONUMENT. THE STATION IS A PUNCH MARK IN THE CENTER OF THE CROSS LINES IN A 20 CM (8 INCH) BRASS DISK SET IN THE CENTER OF THE MONUMENT INDICATING WHERE THE FOUR STATES JOIN TOGETHER. THE DISK IS INSCRIBED, US DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, UTAH, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, CADASTRAL SURVEY 1992, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. IT IS IN THE CENTER OF THE MONUMENT, 10.06 M (33.01 FT) NORTHWEST OF A FLAG POLE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1997.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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