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Details for Benchmark: GQ0240

N 36° 12.851 W 112° 03.615 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 8343

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

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

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Found it hiking around!

We found the tree with the ladder, but it was laying on the stone platform, so we did not find the mark. We feel fairly certain that it is under the tree, but without more proof we will call it DNF.

I was up to Bright Angel Point this summer while on a family vacation.
While there, my kids spotted the benchmark, so I snapped a picture and am now going through my photos and put the pieces together of where this is.
But, based on other logs, I don't believe it is the geocaching benchmark in question.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark at Bright Angel

I'll be the next person to let a whole bunch of you know..."You aren't logging the correct benchmark!". The mark at Bright Angel Point is NOT this mark. We were unable to find the mark AS DESCRIBED. Unfortunately I didn't have a helpful ranger or tools to scrape away forest debris but the downed tree with ladder is still very evident. The mark may very well be there but the last person to find this mark and log it correctly was InIt4theCache in 2008. Corfmania realized he was in the wrong place in 2011. We also found what might be a triangular blaze in a large tree but thats open for discussion. Check photo for GPSr coords.

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photoIMG_3962
photoIMG_3963
photoIMG_3967

Can't log this as all I found was the elevation disk on Bright Angel Point and THAT IS NOT THIS BENCHMARK!

You bet, this is still there!

still there and a great view from here!!!!!

Found while scaling the boulders at Bright Angel Point. An absolutely gorgeous setting to mark something around!

Found this one while around the North Rim. Man what an awesome place!

found this awhile back and couldnt found it on here till now but found this while climbing on the rock. beautiful place

Found during our trip to the north rim. Survey marked a bit worn, but still there.

[Photos:]
photoBright angel benchmark

Logged this on a trip to the North Rim over Memorial Day weekend but just getting around to logging it. My first ever Benchmark!!!

[Photos:]
photoBright Angel Bench Mark
A little worn, but still there!
photoThe view from the Benchmark
Beautiful View!!! A little windy the day we took this pic though. Had to stay low in the 60mph wind gusts!

Great location for a benchmark.

Back in September, wehad a great time on the North Rim. Enjoyed the views out there.

found this on at the Bright angel point look. Such an awesome view...

JeffnMarek

Marek with benchi

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photoBrightAngel Point
this was the coolest ones we have found

Darn!! I thought I had a pix of this. Drove down to the Grand Canyon from Ontario, Canada in 2007 for my honeymoon (WOW!!, was the comment for the whole area) Got a GPS as a gift and only discovered benchmarking after the trip. The picture I have is for the elevation marker at the very tip of Bright Angel Point. Judging from the logs it's not the right one. Left a note any way!!

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photoBenchmark # ????
Where is the spot to log this one anyway??

Recovered this marker in good condition, at the specified location, and as described on 8/18/2007. Disc lightly topped with natural covering (it added to the enjoyment of my hunt, so i thought I'd pass along the favor).

[Photos:]
photoANGEL Survey Disc

For all those that have logged this benchmark before us, we're sorry to say "wrong disk". The correct disk is located at the NPS admin buildings.

We would like to thank Ranger Bob for his assistance in locating this benchmark.....Thank You Ranger Bob!

The tower tree has broken off and landed almost on top of the disk. The disk is within 3 feet of the end of the fallen tree trunk. Both parts of the tower tree still have the ladder attached.

After recovering this disk (in good condition) we recovered it with the forest debris that had been on top of it.

Reference Mark 2 was recovered in good condition and still had the washer and nail in the blaze.

Reference mark 1 was recovered (we think), but the washer and nail were gone. The blaze was still visible and the tree size was correct for that reference mark.

[This entry was edited by 2oldfarts (the rockhounders) on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 11:47:00 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoANGEL at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Angel Tri-station behind the NPS North Rim Admin Building.
photoRM2 for ANGEL
The blaze and copper washer & nail.
photoANGEL RM2 close-up showing nail & washer.
photoANGEL and the fallen tower tree.
photoANGEL RM1 at the Grand Canyon North Rim.
The blaze is there and the tree matches the diameter needed (plus the ensuing growth). Could not verify the nail or washer.
photoRM2 for ANGEL - another view
photoANGEL tower tree no. 1

Found this while just visiting the Canyon for myfirst time. I had to take a picture so I could log it. This is some beautiful country around this marker.

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photoMarker North Rim.JPG

Will post my picture when we get home. As far as I can tell, its the same benchmark that I found while at Bright Angel Point.

I brought my second son with me on a service call to the North Rim. He thought it was cool to hike out to the Point and be at the same place I took his brother a year earlier. I think I like this as much as Caching.

I am attaching pictures of the find in 2005.

[Photos:]
photoBright Angel Point
photoAngel
photoMarker

Not sure if our find is the same as this one. Seems close, but description is inconclusive. Will post photos of location and benchmark for verification. Either way, it was an awesome find!

[Photos:]
photoGSPR at Bright Angel Point
photoGreat Discovery!

Found this marker when I was doing work for Xanterra. I had my son with me. It took me this long to find the web site to log it. Now I have figured it out. Lots of FUN!!!

On the trail.

[Photos:]
photoGreat view

Beautifull location, very windy up that rock.
Excellent view over the canyon.
A big California condor just flew over our heads.
I'll never forget that moment.

Hopefully i'll be able to visit that location again someday !

We found this mark on top of a rock at Bright Angel Point, but it doesn't sound like it's the correct disk. For one, it is not stamped "ANGEL 1956" like the description says.

[Photos:]
photoAngel Point BM

found it

Had lots of fun climbing.

A little scary on the rock where this is.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1956 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1956 LOCATED AT U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NORTH RIM HEADQUARTERS, ABOUT 400 FT SE. OF HEADQUARTERS BLDG. AT NPS TREE TOWER NO. 1. TO REACH NOT GIVEN. STATION MARK--STANDARD TABLET STAMPED---ANGEL 1956---, CEMENTED IN TOP OF BURIED ROCK CENTERED DIRECTLY UNDER TOWER NO. 1 (LEANING 48-INCH WHITE FIR). RM 1--COPPER NAIL AND WASHER IN TRIANGULAR BLAZE ON 24-INCH PINE TREE. RM 2--COPPER NAIL AND WASHER IN TRIANGULAR BLAZE ON 20-INCH PINE TREE.

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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