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Details for Benchmark: GF0914

N 36° 35.158 W 093° 46.017 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1483

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

Location:
In BARRY county, MO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
EAGLE
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:

Reference Points

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JUST GOT BACK HOME FROM MOGA AT ABOUT 3:30 AM.
THE BAD WEATHER WAS SETTING IN UP NORTH AND I DID NOT WANT TO DRIVE 300 MILES IN THE SNOW.

I WAS HOPING TO GET A COUPLE OF BENCHMARKS WITH SNOW FOR THE CONTEST.
THIS ONE WAS THE ONLY OTHER ONE I FOUND COVERED OUT OF MANY STOPS.

HOPE IT QUALIFIES.

[Photos:]
photoGF0914 WP SNOW
IS IT COVERED BY SNOW?
photoGF0914 SNOW COVERED
YES IT IS YIPEEEEE
photoGF0914 UNCOVERED
EAGLE UNDER THE SNOW
photoGF0914 EAGLE CLOSE
GF0914 EAGLE TRIANGULATION CLOSE-UP
photoGF0914 EAGLE NO SNOW
GF0914 EAGLE AND NO SNOW

Discovered while caching with Gredgeman and Bosco7

Discovered while Geocaching with Fried Okra and Bosco7.

found it while geocaching

easy spot

An easy find, area around the monument has been cleared of brush.

Found it. Hard to miss when looking for the geocache here.

Our first Benchmark. Got 2 for the price of one.

Found!

Found with Sterlingconnie at Geo Characters

Found

Found this one out geocaching today.

2007 REPORT SUBMITTED TO NGS

Found this today.. could not find cache though..

Found main disk, ref 1 & 2 and azmith in good condition.

Coords are as follows:

Main Disk: 36 35.158 093 46.017
RM 1: 36 35.152 093 46.034
RM 2: 36 35.168 093 46.026
AZ: 36 34.969 093 45.901

[This entry was edited by bhr1630 on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 6:54:03 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoEagle

Got two for the price of one, a benchmark and a geocache!

Found while geocaching with some friends and was in great shape.

Found while out geocaching with some friends, in great shape.

Found this looking for a nearby cache.

Found while looking for a cache nearby.

Found while looking for the cache in the same place.

Found while caching in the area. 2NUBees Strafford, MO

Found while searching for GEO Characters Cache

Little bit of bushwacking required in the summer, but managed not to get poison leaves OR ticks!

Found this one in good condition while doing the geocache in this same spot.

[Photos:]
photoP5280065.JPG
photoP5280066.JPG

Got it while bagging the cache at same location. See photos.

[Photos:]
photoEagle Station Mark
The Eagle Station Mark
photowitness post for eagle
The witness post for Eagle.
photoeagle reference mark 1
Eagle Reference Mark #1
photowitness post detail for eagle
Writing on the witness post
photoazimuth mark for eagle
Found the azimuth mark even though leaves were thick.

Got it while getting the cache also

Found while searching for GEO Characters Cache (GCKWXW)

Found after CITO event. Roust-about riding along with me and we found EAGLE BM and EAGLE NO 2 azumith. Photos I took of both posted here. Did not find GF designation for Eagle No 2 azumith in listing.

[Photos:]
photoEAGLE
photoEAGLE NO 2 AZUMITH MARKER

Along for the ride with Bio-X and his wife. He did all the work. :) I just watched and learned.

First Benchmark find. Attended CITO event, to help clean up environment, then set off to find BM.

[Photos:]
photoEagle BM
Eagle BM

Found entire station today.

[Photos:]
photoDSCN1309.JPG
photoDSCN1310.JPG
photoDSCN1311.JPG
photoDSCN1312.JPG

found........

found at the event.

Found the Azimuth Mark.

[Photos:]
photoEagle Triangulation Station Aziumuth
Finally found it took a while Finally today GPS it to 334 degrees or 27 degrees minus.
photoEagle Azimuth to Eagle
Eagle Azimuth Mark looking Northwesterly to the Eagle Triangulation Station At the Crest Of the Hill.
photoEagle Azimuth East
Looking East at 1.6 miles north from Junction of F and 86
photoT 22 N R 26 W S 29 1-16 corner
Public Land Survey,Forest Service Near Eagle Triangulation Station.
photoT 22 R 26 S 29 Old Witness Tree
Old Witness Tree Near Monument.
photoT 22 R 26 S 29 Old Homestead
Old Homestead Near both monuments.
photoEagle Triangulation Station T22 R 26 S 29 Remins of Eagle Lookout Tower
The Four leg posts and the cement step are all that remain of the Tower.
N 36° 35.100 W 093° 46.020

Found Triangulation Station and the 2 reference marks.Brass Monument in cement base

[Photos:]
photoReference Mark
Tell me Houston has the EAGLE LANDED?
photoEAGLE
Brass monuments in cement.all in good condition.
photoReference mark
West of monument.
photoLooking East at EAGLE
View from reference

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1961 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (BRB) ABOUT 8-1/2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CASSVILLE, ABOUT 2-1/2 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF EAGLE ROCK, IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC. 29, T. 22 N., R. 26 W., IN THE MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST AND ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT. IT IS 74 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AN 18 INCH OAK TREE WITH A TRIANGULAR BLAZE ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE, 60 FEET NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF A CROSSROAD, 42 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTRLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 86, 27 FEET NORTHWEST OF AN 18 INCH OAK TREE AND 2 FEET WEST OF A WITNESS POST. THE MONUMENT PROJECTS 2 INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED EAGLE 1961. TO REACH FROM THE CENTER OF THE CONCRETE BRIDGE OVER ROARING RIVER, JUST NORTH OF EAGLE ROCK, GO NORTHWESTERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 86 FOR 1.0 MILE TO THE JUNCTION OF COUNTY ROAD F. CONTINUE NORTHWESTERLY ON HIGHWAY 86 FOR 1.9 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE NORTHWESTERLY ON HIGHWAY 86 FOR 0.25 MILE TO A CROSSROAD AND THE STATION ON THE RIGHT. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS 58 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF A GRAVELED ROAD, 42 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 86 AND 20 FEET WEST OF A TELEPHONE POLE. THE MONUMENT PROJECTS 4 INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED EAGLE NO 1 1961. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS 42 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 86, 17 FEET NORTH OF THE 18 INCH OAK TREE WITH THE TRIANGULAR BLAZE AND 8 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A 14 INCH OAK TREE. THE MONUMENT PROJECTS 4 INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED EAGLE NO 2 1961. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 49 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A 24 INCH OAK TREE, 21 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 86, 1 FOOT NORTHWEST OF A TELEPHONE POLE AND 1 FOOT NORTH OF A WITNESS POST. THE MONUMENT PROJECTS 6 INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED EAGLE 1961. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 30 METERS.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 2000.
  • 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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