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Details for Benchmark: DX4906

N 33° 18.930 W 116° 12.560 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1178

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

Location:
In SAN DIEGO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LUTE
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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There are two BM here but not sure if either of them is the right one for this.

[Photos:]
photoTRI LUTE
photoLUTE RM1
photo2 benchmarks

Nice walk to this one. Found a red can cache close by but don't know the name it goes by. Rednil.

Found this on the way to find lutefisk. Very nice day to be in the desert. First time out here.
C.M.

[Photos:]
photobenchmark1.jpg
photobenchmark&GPS.jpg

While out to find the Lutefisk, found Lute instead.
Gorgeous afternoon.

Found Lute on our night time FTF hunt.

Found with the Boys!
Chuy! and Duncan!

SWEET!! Found it, pretty interesting location.
PW

[Photos:]
photoLute Close-up
photoLute REF BM
photoLute BM View
N 33° 18.929 W 116° 12.559

Nice view from top. This, actually isn't at the top, which at N33 18.887 W116 12.487, but rather 100 yards west of there. Someone placed a register at the eastern of the 2 benchmarks.

[Photos:]
photoDX4906 IRI - LUTE (east BM)
photoDX4906 LUTE - RM1 (west BM)
photoView of west BM looking north
photoView of east BM looking NW

Walked up from the west Truckhaven Trail off of S-22. Spectacular view northward to the southern ridges of the Santa Rosa mountains. There is a red-can register at this site.

[last edit: 2/23/2003 5:24:12 PM PST]

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1941 by USE (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US ENGINEERS 1941 STATION IS STANDARD DISK STAMPED LUTE 1940. STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 12.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF BORREGO POST OFFICE. TO REACH FROM BORREGO POST OFFICE, PROCEED 0.5 MILE NORTH ALONG CLARK LAKE ROAD TO Y INTERSECTION, PROCEED 1.6 MILES LONG RIGHT FORK TO Y INTERSECTION, TAKE RIGHT FORK AND GO 0.6 MILE TO T INTERSECTION, TURN RIGHT AND GO 0.6 MILE TO Y INTERSECTION, TAKE LEFT FORK AND GO 0.3 MILE TO INTERSECTION OF TRUCKHAVEN ROAD, TURN RIGHT AND GO 0.3 MILE TO Y INTERSECTION, TAKE RIGHT FORK AND GO 4.8 MILES, TURN LEFT AND GO ALONG RIDGE 0.8 MILE TO HIGHEST POINT AND STATION SITE. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS STANDARD DISK STAMPED, R.M. NO. 1.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1996. The horizontal coordinates are valid at the epoch date displayed above. The epoch date for horizontal control is a decimal equivalence of Year/Month/Day.
  • 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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