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Details for Benchmark: HS2953

N 37° 16.183 W 121° 54.450 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 173.7

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

Location:
In SANTA CLARA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
R 879
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Easy enough to find. It's right there on the sidewalk. (Although the posted coordinates are a bit off, as they usually are!)

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Easy find with prior finders info and coords. A bit wet, but BM in good shape.

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It certainly helps if you read the directions correctly. And not make assumptions....found it eventually.

Took me a little while to find this one as I was expecting it to be in the curb across the street. These are kind of cool they way they are built up like that.

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With the instructions and GoogleEarth, it was pretty easy to figure this one out.

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On a visit from Missouri, I introduced my brother to geocaching. He loved it. Along with 7 caches, I wanted him to find a benchmark. So, we chose this one. Picture to follow. BTW, my GPSr showed the following cords, which differ from those given: W37 16.212 N121 54.457.

An easy find, so I drove up into the parking lot and let my wife locate this as her first benchmark find. After quickly explaining how to orient a map, she found the benchmark right away. Disk is in good shape overall.

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Saw this one about 30 feet away because of it's setting. Nice easy find. You could probably spot this one from a moving car.

Looks like this is a well visited benchmark. Easy to find if you get down to street level Given the nature of the mounting, I am surprised that it is still in good shape.

Quick find... Espeically when you have a picture that another geocacher has provided.

Out on a 20 mile, 6 benchmark biking day. This is # 3!

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almost near where the coordinates said it was. Semi-Hex

N 37° 16.212 W 121° 54.454

Relatively easy to find by projecting from the lightpost as described.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1960 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 6 MI S FROM SAN JOSE. 2.2 MILES SOUTHEAST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT SAN JOSE, THENCE 2.0 MILES SOUTH ALONG ALMADEN ROAD, THENCE 1.8 MILES WEST ALONG FOXWORTH AVENUE, AT THE T JUNCTION OF YUCCA AVENUE, 21.0 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF FOXWORTHY AVENUE, 82.3 FEET NORTHEAST AND ACROSS THE AVENUE FROM A STREET LIGHT POLE, 47.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF YUCCA AVENUE, 3.5 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A POWER POLE, ABOUT 1/2 FOOT HIGHER THAN FOXWORTH AVENUE, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST WHICH PROJECTS 0.1 FOOT ABOVE THE CONCRETE SIDEWALK SURROUNDING THE MARK.
01/01/1967 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
05/04/1991 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1991 (JB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/15/1997 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1997 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.