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Details for Benchmark: HT1343

N 37° 25.983 W 122° 10.200 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 77.9

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

Location:
In SAN MATEO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
R 875
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Like the others.

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Found R875/1954 as described at the coordinates posted by markens in 2002.

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photoHT1343 Corner

Found this on the way from the museum to the Andy Goldsworthy snake.

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photoHT1343

Found where described

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photoeye level
photofor reference

Quick find while visiting the museum.

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Benchmark recovered although I could not get right next to it. There is some sort of construction project going and there is a fence around the bldg.

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photoConstruction fence
photoPicture through the fence #1
photoPicture through the fence #2

Found while doing a nearby Virtual Geocache.

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photoR 875

Found this benchmark disk in great condition after locating the nearby virtual cache.

Always post photos of benchmarks with your logs. How else do you prove you found them?

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N 37° 26.004 W 122° 10.223

Easy find! Coordinates with this log should get you a lot closer.

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Walked the dog past this building today to see the benchmark on the side of the wall. In great shape.

Nice benchmark, nice building,

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On the side of a building no less...very interesting!

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Easy to spot based on prior logs and images.

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Previous photos & descriptions document this benchmark very well. OK, so here is another photo.

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photoR 875 San Mateo County

Found it.

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Walked over from Valley of the Serpent to log my first benchmark.

My first benchmark.

Note to self: This benchmark is closer than Egypt.

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as described

My first benchmark! It was a beautiful day for it too.

Easy find with the help of photos posted by payakoi and markens.

Combine this with Valley of the Serpent and Tongue Radius caches to get more bang for your parking buck.

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photoBuilding corner

There are some caches to be done very close by.

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photoBuilding corner
The mark may be a little more visible in this shot. It is in the middle of the next to lowest block on the far right side of the building.
photoMuseum
More of the museum building, looking roughly NW from Museum Way. The corner with the benchmark is visible in the right side of the picture.
N 37° 26.004 W 122° 10.224

In the wall of the museum as described.

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Looking at the northeast corner of the museum from Lomita Drive. The benchmark is just visible on the wall about two feet from the corner.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY. ON THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, AT THE T JUNCTION OF LOMITA DRIVE AND A PAVED ROAD LEADING EAST, AT LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR MUSEUM, SET VERTICALLY IN THE EAST CONCRETE WALL, 2.6 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER, AND 2.0 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.
01/01/1967 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (PS) 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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