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Details for Benchmark: GQ0323

N 36° 54.120 W 112° 31.848 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4790

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

Location:
In COCONINO county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KANAB SOUTH CAIRN
Marker Type:
stone monument
Setting:
driven into the ground
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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What a great day! Got Shinarump and this one all in the same outing. The cairn is actually 1 of 4 BM's at the site. You can see this monument more than 1/2 mile away. It stands approx 7' tall. 2nd BM find for my geocaching friend. Thanks, Keith!

[Photos:]
photoKanab Cairn
photoGPS w/coords for Kanab Cairn

You have to look at this Picture! 1871 was found with our good friend-the Monkey Wrench Gang!! Ya-Hoo! & the coordinates were dead on.

[Photos:]
photoKanab South Cairn 1871
WOW-1871
photoKanab South Cairn 1871
WOW-1871! Had to hike about a mile to get to this beauty! But it was worth every step!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1871 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1933 by USGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1933 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOUND BASALT (OR MALAPAIS) ROCK IMBEDDED IN GROUND AND MARKED WITH CUT CROSS. NO EVIDENCE OF ROCK MONUMENT OR WOOD TARGET. LOCATED 3 MI S. OF FREDONIA, 0.25 MI E. OF RD. LEADING S. FROM FREDONIA.
01/01/1953 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 REACHED FROM THE ARIZ. INSPECTION STATION IN FREDONIA BY DRIVING SE ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 89 FOR 0.7 MI. TO A DIRT RD. RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO ABOUT 40 YARDS TO A WIRE GATE, PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE SOUTHERLY FOR 0.7 MI. TO A FORK AT A WIRE GATE ON RIGHT. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK, PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE FOR 0.2 MI. TO A FORK. TAKE THE LEFT FORK W. AND CONTINUE FOR 0.15 MI. TO A FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK AND CONTINUE 0.2 MI. TO A FORK AT A FENCE CORNER. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND FOLLOW THE FENCE SW FOR 0.3 MI. TO A T-ROAD LEFT AT A T-FENCE JUNCTION ON THE RIGHT. TURN SHARP LEFT, S AND FOLLOW A TRACK ROAD FOR 1.15 MI. TO THE TOP OF A LOW RIDGE. CONTINUE ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.35 MI. TO A WIRE GATE. PASS THROUGH GATE THENCE TURN LEFT, EASTERLY, AND FOLLOW A DIM TRACK ROAD FOR 0.3 MI. TO STATION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in November 1997.
  • 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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