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Details for Benchmark: GQ0275

N 36° 32.327 W 112° 05.366 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 8192

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

Location:
In COCONINO county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
END
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:

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Recovered in good condition. Station and both RMs recovered. There was a Bilby stand, still standing directly over the station mark.

The road given for turning off Hwy 67 is now closed and driving across the 'meadow' is now prohibited.

A new to reach is as follows; Turn off hwy 67 at coordinates 36° 33.201' 112° 10.570' across from road 429. Head East for about 7.5 miles to a "Y" and take the left fork. There are several trees that have blazes on them. Turn on road 240 and head east to coordinates 36° 31.159' 112° 06.854' and turn right as far as the road will allow. Park and walk along what appears to be part of an old road and down a small slope. From here follow the GPSr to the station.

On the way back to the main highway Shirley suddenly hollered out "Lookout!".

I jump on the brakes and asked what was the problem as I didn't see anything wrong. She replied "the tree!"

I said "What tree? I don't see any of them getting in the way!"

She said "No, that LOOKOUT TREE!" and pointed to a tree about 100 feet away across a small clearing.

There was a tall tree with a ladder going up the side of it. The ladder was complete and appeared to be in good shape for its age. I don't think it would be wise to try and use the ladder.

Another good day benchmarking.

[Photos:]
photoEND on the North Kaibab
photoEND RM1 on the kaibab
photoEND RM2 on the Kaibab
photoThe Bilby stand
photoBlaze near END station
photoFirst sighting of RM 2
photoRM1 view to station
photoRM2 view towards station
photoView of hawk seen at RM 2
photoLookout tree seen on the return from END
photoLookout tree seen on the return from END view 2
photowhere the lookout sat?

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (LGT) THE STATION IS ABOUT 13 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF JACOB LAKE LODGE, ABOUT 9 MILES NORTH OF KAIBAB LODGE, ABOUT 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF PLEASANT VALLEY, AND ABOUT 0.1 MILE WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE EASTERNMOST POINT OF KANE RIDGE. REACHED FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 89 AND STATE ROUTE 67 AT JACOB LAKE LODGE BY GOING SOUTH ON STATE ROUTE 67 FOR 18.5 MILES TO A DIM ROAD EAST, AND A SIGN ON THE RIGHT, WEST, KANE RIDGE. HERE TURN LEFT, EAST, ON THE DIM ROAD AND GO 0.6 MILES TO A REVERSE FORK. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE DIM ROAD FOR 0.3 MILE TO ROAD FORKS AND SIGN, KANE RIDGE- TATER RIDGE. HERE TURN SHARP LEFT UP STEEP SLOPE AS PER SIGN KANE RIDGE AND FOLLOW THE ROAD NORTH THEN EAST FOR 3.7 MILES TO A TRIANGLE BLAZE ON A 2-FOOT PINE TREE ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR 0.1 MILE TO A LARGE CAIRN ON THE LEFT. HERE TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTHEAST ACROSS COUNTRY THROUGH THE THICK TIMBER FOLLOWING A BLAZED TRAIL FOR 0.4 MILE TO THE EASTERNMOST POINT OF KANE RIDGE AND THE STATION. A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE IS REQUIRED FOR THE LAST 0.4 MILE. THE STATION, A STANDARD DISC STAMPED END 1953, IS CEMENTED IN OUTCROPING BEDROCK. IT IS 100 YARDS SOUTH OF A SMALL WASH, 25 PACES NORTHWEST OF THE RIM OF THE CANYON AND 14 FEET EAST OF A 12-INCH PINE TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE. CLEARING HAS BEEN DONE ON LINE TO STATION BITTER 1934. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS 1 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE STATION AND 12 FEET EAST - NORTHEAST OF THE BLAZED PINE TREE. IT IS STAMPED END NO 1 1953 AND IS CEMENTED IN A BOULDER FLUSH WITH THE SURROUNDING SURFACE. IT IS A STANDARD DISK. REFERENCE MARK 2, A STANDARD DISC, IS ABOUT 8 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. IT IS CEMENTED IN OUTCROPING BEDROCK ON THE EDGE OF THE CANYON RIM. IT IS STAMPED END NO 2 1953. NO AZIMUTH MARK WAS 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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