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Details for Benchmark: HT1251

N 37° 26.867 W 122° 09.550 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 53.9

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

Location:
In SANTA CLARA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
T 110
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found T110/1932 as described. I'd hoped to improve on the coordinates other finders have posted since they all seem a little off, but then I didn't have time to catch better numbers myself. Not that it matters: the description is what I used to find this one.

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The mark can be seen 3' above the ground to the left of the entrance of Hotel President.

It was easy to find.

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Randomly saw this one while walking to dinner. Great shape, despite s little overspray from a recent paint job.

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photoRandom BM sighting!

Quick find on New Year's Day. I enjoy finding old BMs like this one.

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Hotel President

Found where described

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Busy place but in great condition.

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HT1251, T110.
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Muggles everywhere.

Stumbled upon this one.

We walked right by this one!

N 37° 26.892 W 122° 09.561

Stumbled across this one while walking by. Just happened to glance over and saw it. Said aloud "Hey! That's a benchmark!". Came back to the hotel and did some research. Based on the coords and logs, determined it to be this one. The coords with this log will get you closer. At least on the right side of the building.

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This is my first benchmark find. Interesting location for it.

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Found easily in the wall by the entrance to the hotel while picking up the nearby geocache. Took a picture but it would add nothing to those already logged during daylight.

Found on a lovely holiday,

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A nice easy find in Palo Alto.

Could not find the gravity base station mentioned in the 1997 recovery note. The tall buildings in the immediate vicinity, and the marquee above the hotel entrance, prevent reliable GPS readings. Area shot looking ENE across University Avenue.

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photoHT1251, T 110 in wall left of entrance to hotel

Found this while in Palo Alto for ballroom dancing with the mice.

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Close up of benchmark looking down the street

I'm not surprised by the location, but I wonder where the rust is coming from? Mark is in good condition.

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We came to dinner around the corner and brought my husband around to this one. What an unusual place for a benchmark!

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Found nearby cache Free WiFi #4 (GCM4P6) so we decided to locate this benchmark. Nice one since we did not have to bend down to examine it.

Visible from the street corner 100 feet away.

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Found one, so we had to find another and here it was.

This one is nicely displayed in a busy retail area.

I didn't realize there was also a place to log benchmarks. this is my first official one!

This is my first benchmark I have ever logged with this geocaching site. My thanks to PDX55 for showing me how to log it in. I have never seen one on a wall before.

easy.. except my digicam didn't want to focus..

At the end of a productive day of caching, might as well catch one more benchmark on the way to the highway. The hardest part about this one is finding a parking spot on Saturday afternoon in downtown Palo Alto.

We were heading to dinner, and I saw the hotel sign, and said I think there's a benchmark around here. And then there it was.

N 37° 26.902 W 122° 09.569

Easily visible from the street.

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Benchmark visible in the middle of the wall to the left of the hotel entrance.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1932 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1954 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 AT PALO ALTO. AT PALO ALTO, AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNIVERSITY AVENUE AND COWPER STREET, AT THE PRESIDENT HOTEL, SET VERTICALLY IN THE NORTHWEST CONCRETE WALL, 1.4 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE, AND 3.7 FEET ABOVE THE SIDEWALK.
01/01/1960 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 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.

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