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Details for Benchmark: DV0117

N 33° 39.937 W 112° 08.779 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1472.5

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

Location:
In MARICOPA county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HEDGPETH RM 1
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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N 33° 39.937 W 112° 08.779

Found this benchmark today in fair condition. Scratches and impact marks on the disk make it difficult to read.

[Photos:]
photoCloseup of the benchmark with GPS
photoMedium-wide view of the mark
photoWide view looking east

Recovered in good condition. The surface of the disk has been marred by vandals but the stamping is still legible.

[Photos:]
photoDV0117 HEDGPETH RM 1 closeup
photoDV0117 HEDGPETH RM 1 view to station
photoWith the GPSr

A second visit for photos. Marker is a little beat up, but still in good shape.

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photoHEDGPETH RM 1
photoHEDGPETH RM 1 GPS

Stumbled upon while looking for Horsefeathers.

Found this by accident while looking for horsefeathers. Nice times.

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photoGPS and BenchMark
Found

In the area, guess I should log a find even if I stumbled on it.

Found this and another near Horsefeathers.

Recovered as described.

[Photos:]
photoHEDGPETH RM 1 / DV0117

Easy to find.

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photoAZ Hedgpeth RM 1
photoAZ Hedgpeth RM 1 Local Area Closeup
photoAZ Hedgpeth RM 1 Local Area Longshot

1655: Found after finding Horsefeathers Cache, Along With DV0116 & DV0118

Rick
Team SaguaroAstro

[Photos:]
photoStill There

The arrow points to DV0016.

Found bm while geocaching with daughter. Great view.

Found it searching for the Horse Feathers geocache.

N 33° 39.938 W 112° 08.780

Like many others prior to me, stumbled upon this while looking for Horse Feathers geocache. Actually, my son Ben, found the station disk as well as both RM's. No photo's this time around as I didn't have my camera with me.

This one is pretty beat up but can still be identified.

[Photos:]
photoDV0117
In the morning sun.
N 33° 39.938 W 112° 08.779

Benchmark recovered as described. This benchmark has extensive scarring.

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photoBenchmark w/GPSr
photoBenchmark

What fun. The youngest member of Team Ten8shus and I were scrambling up rocks, avoiding a rattlesnake and unidentified lizard when we came across this benchmark while looking for Horsefeathers cache. What a wonderful surprise and a great way to explain to the younger member what we were looking at. A double good time on this trip

Found this reference marker (HEDGPETH RM 1) while hunting HEDGPETH, and the Horsefeathers geocache while visiting Phoenix from Albany, NY. Found this RM in perfect condition.

Found while doing Horsefeathers cache...didn't have camera today, but we put the elevation at 1471 ft...pretty good.

TeamBlunder

Found while doing the HorseFeathers cache.

[last edit: 12/22/2002 10:07:37 PM PST]

Also found with DV0116

Found while visiting the nearby Horse Feathers cache.

This was the benchmark we originally identified as DV0116. Bob Renner helped me to understand that the benchmark we photographed was really a reference point for DV0116 and is accurately identified as DV0117. We accidentally stumbled across it as we attempted to find the cache located at the Horse Feather's site.

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photoDV0117
Benchmark location described at Seeking login on the Horsefeather's site.

No, pictures of this. I will try and bring my camera for future bench marks finds.

Jabba

Found and in good condition. Stampings are worn but readable. <p>Bob Renner

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photoDV0117

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1970 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 11.1 MI NE FROM GLENDALE. 2.0 MILES EAST ALONG GLENDALE AVENUE FROM THE INTERSECTION OF 59 AVENUE IN GLENDALE, THENCE 8 1/2 MILES NORTH ALONG NORTH 43 AVENUE, THENCE 0.5 MILE EAST ALONG YORKSHIRE DRIVE TO THE BASE OF A BOULDER COVERED HILL, THENCE 0.1 MILE NORTH TO THE TOP OF THE HILL AND THE MARK. THE MARK IS SET IN THE TOP OF A BOULDER ABOUT 33 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE STATION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1993. No horizontal observational check was made to the station.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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