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Details for Benchmark: FQ0632

N 35° 07.840 W 111° 37.311 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 6985

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

Location:
In COCONINO county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CINDER
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:

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The road was closed off today so hubby let me out on the road at 3 o'clock on the gpsr and I hiked up to the benchmark. Found as described.

observed while aimlessly looking for a puzzle geocache that never happened

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Recovered in good condition. We approached from the south where the old track road had been blocked off. Station and both RMs were recovered. We did not find any trees with blazes. Note that the station mark is stamped CINDER 1952, but the datasheet says it was monumented in 1959. Azimuth not searched for.

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photoCINDER near Flagstaff AZ
photoCINDER view south
photoCINDER RM1
photoCINDER RM1 view easterly towards station
photoCINDER RM2
photoCINDER RM2 view westerly

Found this mark in good condition. It is .2 mile above the Lake Mary Road from a parking area where the old road is blocked. It is on high point above a gravel quarry site, the mark is not on the highest point, but just over the top of the cone shaped hill. The mark and all RM's were found in good condition.

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photoCinder - Coconino County, AZ
photoCinder - Coconino County, AZ
photoCinder - Coconino County, AZ
photoCinder - Coconino County, AZ
I must have been in the area too long, the vultures found me.
photoCinder RM 1 - Coconino County, AZ
photoCinder RM 1 - Coconino County, AZ
photoCinder RM 2 - Coconino County, AZ
photoCinder RM 2 - Coconino County, AZ
photoUSGS 6883 - 1907 - Coconino County, AZ
Found USGS BM 6882 .25 NW of Cinder on Lake Mary Road, in excellent condition.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by USFS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1959 (SLH) THE STATION IS ON A TREE COVERED KNOLL ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTH OF FLAGSTAFF, ABOUT 2 MILES WEST OF THE WEST END OF LAKE MARY AND JUST SOUTH OF AN OLD ROCK QUARRY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE RAILROAD DEPOT IN FLAGSTAFF GO SOUTHWESTERLY ON U.S. HIGHWAYS 66 AND 89 FOR 0.7 MILE TO THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 66, 89 AND 89A IN THE SOUTHWEST PART OF FLAGSTAFF. FOLLOW 89A SOUTH, TOWARD OAK CREEK CANYON, FOR 1.5 MILES TO A Y FORK, TAKE LEFT FORK SOUTHEAST FOR 3.9 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT. TURN RIGHT PASSING THRU WIRE GATE, THEN TURN RIGHT AGAIN AND FOLLOW OLD ROAD WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE FENCE FOR 0.05 MILE TO THE END OF THE OLD ROAD. HERE FOLLOW THE TRACK ROAD SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH AROUND THE WEST END OF THE OLD ROCK QUARRY FOR 0.2 MILE TO A SMALL SADDLE, THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 285 FEET WEST OF THIS POINT. CONTINUE SOUTH ON THE TRACK ROAD FOR 0.1 MILE, HERE THE TRACK ROAD VEERS TO THE EAST AND NORTH FOR 0.2 MILE TO THE STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS. THE STATION MARK, A STANDARD U.S. FOREST SERVICE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER WHICH PROJECTS 5 INCHES, IS 53 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE AND 40 FEET SOUTH OF THE SUMMIT OF THE KNOLL. IT IS STAMPED CINDER. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 24 FEET NORTHWEST OF A TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE. ROJECTS 3 INCHES AND IS STAMPED CINDER R.M. 1 USFS 1959. IT IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 66 FEET SOUTH OF A TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE. THE BOULDER PROJECTS 18 INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED CINDER R.M. 2 USFS 1959. IT IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 285 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF A TRACK ROAD AND 60 FEET NORTHWEST OF A TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE. IT IS SET FLUSH AND IS STAMPED CINDER 1959 USFS. IT IS A STANDARD AZIMUTH MARK DISK CEMENTED IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST THAT IS 12 INCHES SQUARE AT THE TOP.
01/01/1974 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1974 (TT) THE STATION MARK AND REFERENCE MARKS 1 AND 2 WERE RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ANGLES TO THE REFERENCE MARKS CHECK ABOUT 1 MINUTE EACH. THE DISTANCE TO R.M. 1 CHECKS 0.015 METER AND R.M. 2 CHECKS 0.001 METER. THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS NOT RECOVERED. TO REACH THE STATION FROM 4TH STREET AND U.S. HIGHWAYS 66 AND 89 IN EAST FLAGSTAFF GO NORTH ALONG U.S. 89 FOR 13.9 MILE TO SUNSET CRATER ROAD ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE NORTH FOR 11.8 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD ON THE LEFT JUST NORTH OF GEM CITY INDIAN VILLAGE. TURN LEFT ON DIRT ROAD LEADING WEST AND SOUTHWEST FOR 1.1 MILES TO A POWER LINE ROAD LEADING SOUTH. TURN LEFT 0.25 MILE TO A DIRT TRACK LEFT. TURN LEFT AND GO EAST FOR 0.25 MILE TO STATION. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 5 FEET. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--23-1/2 MILES NORTH

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1993.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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