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Details for Benchmark: FQ0558

N 35° 58.774 W 111° 59.027 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 7533

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

Location:
In COCONINO county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GRAND VIEW
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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With adjusted coordinates this should have been a fairly easy find. No luck on this one. Perhaps a metal detector would help if the NPS would allow its use.

[Photos:]
photoGRAND VIEW limestone ledges
That chunck of limestone at my feet is where the GPSr zeroed out several times. I kept move away and coming back and it would zreo out each time.
photoGRAND VIEW at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
The limestone ledges at the given coordinates.
N 36° 00.348 W 111° 58.657

What a hike (went way in to the canyon and then way out). Pretty easy to find. Above coordinates should be right on top of it.

[Photos:]
photoThe benchmark...

Looked for this one on both the 12th and the 13th. Since the Grand View Hotel no longer exists, unable to know exactly where to look. Since the coordinates are adjusted, should have been within the accuracy of my hand held unit, but still unable to locate.

[This entry was edited by bvrballs on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 12:27:00 AM.]

We found this one, on a walk on the Grand Canyon rim.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1903 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1903 LOCATED 300 FT. IN FRONT OF GRAND VIEW HOTEL. ON CANYON RIM. TO REACH NOT GIVEN. STATION MARK--STANDARD BRASS TABLET, STAMPING UNKNOWN, SET IN LIMESTONE ROCK. RMS--NONE SET.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1993.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)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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