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Details for Benchmark: HT1665

N 37° 22.650 W 122° 01.683 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 92.7

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

Location:
In SANTA CLARA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
F 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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So happy to find a clear and still very present benchmark. So many I look for seem to be disappearing!

Found at the coordinates provided by the log on June 2, 2015
N37 22.684 W122 01.708

This one has less obvious paint now, but it was amidst a flourishing clump of bright orange poppies.
Looks like it is still in great condition too.

[Photos:]
photoHT1665 - F879
The benchmark
photoFrom eye level
photoSurroundings

A fast find

[Photos:]
photoHT1665

A few months ago Trinity67 and I planned a very challenging trip to the USA to fulfill our jasmer for the second time, to visit the headquarter in Seattle, to get quite a few other state-points and to hit some extraordinary D/T-pairings ...so far, so good...
But then the A.P.E. GC1169 'Mission 9: Tunnel of Light' was announced to be revived And so our plannings necessarily changed a lot... From that on we got an new, better, much more important and adorable target...
The date was set and Trinity67 planned the route from San Francisco through the eight states California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington, ending up in Seattle after a ride of 6.600 kilometers On this journey we achieved our aim in visiting some of the very oldest caches of the world, within such milestones as GCD and GC12 Also we succeeded in getting the Groundspeak HQ - and the Project APE Cache -icon and took a look at the Original Stash Tribute Plaque And we were lucky to have witnessed the solar eclipse at a grade of about 96%
In total we logged nearly nine hundred caches (!), seven hundred along a nice power trail, about thirty caches from 2000 and 2001 and almost one hundred virtuals, webcams and earthcaches on our exhausting way To reach all this we needed two weeks of our time and after that got back home, tired and worn out but very proud, satisfied and happy

Trinity67, thank you so much for your great and perfect planning and your support of my crazy ideas You did a fantastic job and made some of my dreams come true

I'd like to thank all the owners for their great ideas, for the beautiful hiding-places, for maintaining the fabulous caches and for keeping our fantastic hobby alive

Sorry for this standardized log!!

Greetings from Germany

new.neo

LIVE - LOVE - LAUGH - LOG

Recovered in good condition as described.

[Photos:]
photoThe mark
photoEye level
photoLooking west

A new paint has been applied to make the mark stand out.

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photoPic1
photoPic2

[b]N37 22.684 W122 01.708[/b]
This was an easy one, once I had the corrected coordinates. Interesting that the description says it wasn't recovered. Yet the markings in the write up are the same as those on the BM.

[Photos:]
photoF 879
photoF 879 & the crossing

Still there in fine shape. An easy one.

Found with CarlottaP

Oaknest and I spotted this benchmark, in good shape.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark HT1665

Found with tendara on a night run for benchmarks Updated coordinates helped us make the find.

Used the updated coords to find this one - otherwise mytwndr and I would have been searching in a building complex.
BM is in good shape!

[Photos:]
photoF 879 1954_extview

Found where described, lots of changes to the intersection, I like looking back on the previous pictures

[Photos:]
photomark
photoeye level
photofor reference

Found as Described. Used for level loop on 9-15-11

Out collecting City of Sunnyvale BMs, and since this is listed in their BM Database, I picked this one up as well.

[Photos:]
photoHT1665 (F879 1954) closeup
photoHT1665 (F879 1954) in situ

Visited and got this as a waymark.

Great walking aroind in the morning, watching the commute trains go by. Finding benchmarks is taking me to places I'd never go.

Spotted this one right away.

[Photos:]
photoHT1665
Benchmark up close

CTomGeo showed me this one. He took a photo, too.

I drive by this one all the time, but not until today have I stopped to claim it.

[Photos:]
photoHT 1665 (NGS Benchmark) & GPSr

No problems spotting this one.

[Photos:]
photoHT1665 with GPSr

When you walk this you might want to have your sun glases on. 8D
jdsinger

Easy find. Interesting to read the recoveries on this one. In 1954 it was a few inches underground, and somewhere between 1966 and 2002 the SP tool building vanished, probably to budd-rdc's disappointment.

[Photos:]
photoHT1665 in good condition
photoWider shot showing location

Quick find today on a lunch time BM run.

[Photos:]
photoBM 991
photoVicinity -- looking NW'ish
N 37° 22.685 W 122° 01.711

No camera today to take a picture so I took a waypoint reading instead. 50sumtin

Photos from all the previous caches make this a no brainer.
Quick find before work.

Easy find. Right where it's supposed to be.

[Photos:]
photoHT1665
N 37° 22.684 W 122° 01.708

I used two GPSr's to obtain the above coordinates.

This benchmark is located as described, and as previous visitors have noted, protruding about 6" above the ground and visible from a distance. This is a good spot to watch the CalTrain trains roar by.

[Photos:]
photoF 879 and the Nearby Crossing Gate
I was hoping to snap a photo when the train roared by in the background, but I was in a hurry. I saw TWO trains pass by 5 minutes later as I was leaving the area.

Good directions. As tekcor says it is mounted in a post that is 6 inches above the sidewalk. I wonder where it was on 3/16/1996 when the Power Squadron could not find it?

[Photos:]
photoF879 Disk
photoHT1665 Looking South
photoHT1665 is across Hendy Street
Notice the 6-inch high concrete post next to the traffic light pole on the right.

Right where it said it would be.

Mark is in good shape, although it now projects a good 6 above ground/sidewalk, due to regrading of the crossing.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 AT SUNNYVALE. AT SUNNYVALE, AT THE CROSSING OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD AND SUNNYVALE AVENUE (CROSSING E 38.9), 57.0 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH RAIL OF THE MAIN TRACK, 42.3 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY TOOL BUILDING, 19.3 FEET WEST OF THE WEST CURB OF THE AVENUE, 12.2 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH CURB OF HENDY AVENUE, 16.9 FEET WEST OF POWER LINE POLE 80, 10.4 FEET WEST OF THE WEST SIDE OF THE CONCRETE SIDEWALK ON SUNNYVALE AVENUE, 2.2 FEET SOUTH OF A FENCE, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE TRACK, FLUSH WITH THE GROUND, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST. NOTE-- MARK IS NOW 0.2 FOOT UNDERGROUND.
01/01/1963 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1983 by (GOOD)
RECOVERED 1983 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/16/1996 by USPSQD (MARK NOT FOUND)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 MARK NOT FOUND.

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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