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Details for Benchmark: GQ0279

N 36° 41.985 W 112° 12.827 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In COCONINO county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
JACOB LAKE LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
lookout tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Tower very visable from the road northbound.

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photoview from the south

Found it during our USA-trip. :)
Thanks a lot!

Found it in good condition. You could climb to the top but it was locked. There was an elevation marker at the base of the tower

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photoGQ0279 fire tower
elevation marked
photoGQ0279 fire tower
elevation marker
photoGQ0279 fire tower
The tower

Documented the lookout tower and benchmark disk.

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photoJacob Lake Fire Lookout
photoJacob Lake Fire Lookout Benchmark

Not only did we find it, we CLIMBED IT and had a nice visit with the tower fire watch. You can see landforms that are 300 miles away from this tower - WOW

The USGS disk at the base of the tower is not an NGS benchmark. We had hoped for a 2-fer!

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photoGQ0279 Jacob's Lake AZ Lookout Tower

Found while traveling with Queens Blessing.

ORNITH

Posting my find of the BM.

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photoAZ GQ0279

N36 41.988 W112 12.786

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photoIMG_3925

We found this benchmark while stopping to hunt for a nearby geocache. Didn't take a picture of the tower but will post a picture of the BM disk embedded in the concrete footing of the NW leg of the tower.

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photoGQ0279 on 9/18/2012

Found in good shape, as described.

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photoGQ0279
photoGQ0279 1

Enjoying some time in Red Rock country after road-tripping 1200 miles from Seattle to deliver two disabled kittens to Best Friends sanctuary. Today I'm revisiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Enjoyed stopping here and seeing the fire tower. TFTC.

Recovered as described in good condition.

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photoGQ0279
photoWITH GPS
photoIMG_2048

This one was pretty obvious and easy. That helped because at the time not really thinking of or looking for a benchmark.

Today we are one our way from beautiful Zion NP to drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to spend a few days there hiking and exploring. The Blondie Bloodhound is navigating for this leg and YT is at the wheel of the geo-mobile.

So interesting to note the changes in the topography and the geology along the way. We are enjoying our long awaited geo-vacation.

Found it, and climbed to the top!

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photobenchmark
photolookout tower

Found this benchmark today in fine shape.
Arizona Ranger Team

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photoGPS with the disk
photoView of the disk in context with its surroundings.
photoThe lookout tower in whole

Recovered in good condition. Nobody working today, but climbed as far as I could.

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photoGQ0279 JACOB LAKE LOOKOUT TOWER
photoGQ0279 JACOB LAKE LOOKOUT TOWER cap 1 M

Found it and climbed it with LilSemaphore.

Found it...climbed it.....

Found in good condition. Also found Elevation marker at base.

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photoJacob Lake Lookout Tower
photo1M Elevation Marker

Easily spotted mark.

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photoGQ0279.jpg

Easy find, come here to use cell phones.

Found it, climbed it, enjoyed it.

-WJ

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photoJacob Lake Lookout Tower

Found this benchmark thinking the mark was going to be the disk in the concrete at the base of the northwest leg of the tower...when we got home we were glad we also took the picture of Jacob Lake Lookout Tower that 'is' the mark. The disk ID is 1M placed into the concrete in 1935, the tower was erected in 1934.

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photoA different view of Jacob Lake Lookout Tower
John took this picture of the tower while standing in the center looking up.
photo1 M at the base of the northwest leg of tower
This is just the disk that we thought was going to be the benchmark. This shot has the GPSr in it.

My wife, MayMay, and I went on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, both the North and South Rims. This is one of many benchmarks we found on our fantastic voyage to the Grand Canyon.

This benchmark is extremely alluring! With permission, you can get a stunning view of the Kaibab National Forest. According to my GPS, the approximate elevation is 8238 feet in the cab.

-Tizoc

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photoGCB GQ0279 Marker
photoGCB GQ0279 View

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1953 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (LGT) THE LOOKOUT TOWER IS 1 MILE SOUTH OF THE JACOB LAKE POST OFFICE. ABOUT 200 FEET EAST OF STATE ROUTE 67, IN THE KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST. THE 4-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE HAS A WOODEN CAGE WITH A PEAKED ROOF ABOUT 8 FEET SQUARE. THE APPROXIMATE HEIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE CAGE IS 125 FEET. OBSERVATIONS WERE MADE TO THE TOP OF THE CAGE.

Control Text

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

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