Recovered station TABLE, along with RM E (chiseled cross), RM NNW (1936), and RM 2 (1960 eccentric), all in good condition.
As a side note, TABLE has some historical significance, as one of the principal stations set during the 1908-1911 Texas-California arc of primary triangulation. This was the first major triangulation surveying done by the USC&GS in Arizona, making this one of the oldest triangulation stations set by the USC&GS in Arizona. The section across Arizona was surveyed in 1910-11, and stretched from Deming, NM to stations in California near Yuma and Needles, and also tied in to previous surveys of the southern border near Nogales and Yuma. Eleven of the principal stations in Arizona were newly set by the USCG&S, and the two other stations used were set previously by the USGS. Of these thirteen stations, fewer than six remain intact as originally set. Note that the surface of the station disk is flat, rather than domed. This style of disk was in use until circa 1920, when the USCG&S switched to domed disks.
[This entry was edited by southpawaz on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 1:42:21 PM.]
[Photos:]DA1442 TABLE closeup
DA1442 TABLE wide view looking north
DA1442 TABLE RM E (chiseled cross)
DA1442 TABLE RM E view to station
DA1442 TABLE RM NNW (1936)
DA1442 TABLE RM 2 (1960 eccentric)
I was so glad to have made it to the top, that all I could think of was getting back down. So, I jumped on ths "benchmark", only to now realize that it was a reference point disk. I just didn't pay attention. So, I'm sure we stood on the triangulation disk, but didn't record it.
Ref with GPSr