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Details for Benchmark: LY1222

N 41° 21.070 W 075° 07.944 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1627.01

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

Location:
In PIKE county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BLOOMING
Marker Type:
triangulation station 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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N 41° 21.071 W 075° 07.944

Having already obtained permission to search for marks on Blooming Grove Hunting Club property, I was anxious to get started on some of the tri-stations in the area. We parked at the end of the gated woods road at its intersection with Route 402 and hiked the woods road toward the station. After only about 100 yards, Rich happened to look into the woods to our right and he noticed the azimuth mark set in a boulder just off the side of the road. With this part of our search complete (although somewhat by accident), we set off to find the station and reference marks. Another few hundred feet up the woods road and then directly southwest into the open woods brought us directly to the witness post, from which we measured and dug to unearth the station monument and mark. The reference marks were similarly straightforward to locate following the original description. We searched for and, surprisingly, were able to locate the blaze on one of the old oak trees about 26 feet southeast of the station! The cut blaze is faint, but still distinguishable as a triangle. We photographed these marks and took relevant measurements, and then retraced our steps back to the azimuth mark where we did the same. The marks are all in good condition, with legible stamping.

[I]A report on the condition of this station and associated marks was submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:[/I]

The station mark, both reference marks, and the azimuth mark were recovered in good condition. The station mark is flush with the ground. The 8-inch triangular blazed maple tree was not found. The 10-inch triangular blazed oak tree is dead but still stands and the blaze is barely discernable. The witness sign at the station still exists. Handheld GPS WAAS-corrected coordinates for the azimuth mark are 41 21 2.46(N) 075 07 53.16(W).

The station, reference marks, and azimuth mark are located on the property of the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club. Contact information - Scott F. Savini, General Manager, HC 8 Box 8066, Hawley, PA 18428, 570-775-7371.

Zhanna

[Photos:]
photoLY1222, Pike County, PA
photoEye-level view of mark on monument ...
... showing nails that point to the RMs.
photoThe sign on the witness post.
photoLooking W toward witness post.
photoThe monument ...
... and a closer look at a nearby tree that bears a painted blaze.
photoLY1222 RM1, Pike County, PA
photoEye-level view of the mark on the outcropping.
photoLooking NE.
photoLooking SW; Rich stands at the station.
N 41° 21.076' W 075° 07.933'
photoLY1223 (BLOOMING RM2), Pike County, PA
photoEye-level view of the mark on the outcropping.
photoFacing S.
N 41° 21.064' W 075° 07.945'
photoLY1221 (BLOOMING AZ MK), Pike County, PA
photoEye-level view of the mark on the boulder.
photoLooking S toward the track road.
N 41° 21.040' W 075° 07.886'
N 41° 21.070 W 075° 07.945

[B]Station recovered in good condition.[/B]

This second order triangulation station is situated on a low wooded knoll on property owned by the Blooming Grove Hunting & Fishing Club. The 1959 “to reach” directions are still usable. The azimuth mark is on the right roughly 150 yards north-northwest of the gate across the private track road off Rt. 402. The blazed maple tree was not found. To reach the station, travel roughly an additional 100 yards along the track road beyond the azimuth mark, then turn southwest directly into the brush for about 40 yards. The blazed oak tree on the right side of the track road was not found. A handheld GPS receiver was helpful in pinpointing the location of the station.

The station and its two reference marks were found as described. The station mark is set in the top of a concrete monument about level with the ground, and 7.1 feet east of the witness post and sign. The triangular-blazed oak tree southest of the station was found but the tree is now dead and the large cut blaze is hardly distinguishable. RM 1 is east-northeast of the witness post, and about 4 inches above ground level. RM 2 is south-southeast of the witness post, it is well exposed and set in the top of an outcropping rock.

At the station a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver with active remote antenna was used to record autonomous (non-corrected) coordinates which were identical (within 0.001 minute) to the adjusted coordinates listed on the NGS datasheet. All marks are in good condition and the stamped designations are legible.

~Rich in NEPA~

[Photos:]
photoLY1222, “BLOOMING 1959,” Pike County, PA.
photoGPSr and the station mark.
photoEyelevel view of station mark and setting.
photoOrientation view, facing west and witness post.
photoWitness post and sign.
photoThe oak tree with triangular blaze.

photoLY1222, “BLOOMING NO. 1 1959”
photoGPSr and the reference mark.
photoEyelevel view of reference mark and setting.
photoOrientation view, facing SW, Zhanna at station.

photoLY1222, “BLOOMING NO. 2 1959”
photoGPSr and the reference mark.
photoEyelevel view of reference mark and setting.
photoOrientation view, facing north, Zhanna at Station.

photoLY1222, “BLOOMING 1959”
photoGPSr and the azimuth mark.
photoEyelevel view of azimuth mark and setting.
photoOrientation view, facing southwest and track road.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1959 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (CGS) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A TIMBER COVERED HILL. ABOUT 17 MILES WEST OF MILFORD, ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF HAWLEY, ABOUT 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF PROMISED LAND LAKE, 2 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF BLOOMING GROVE, ABOUT 0.3 MILE SOUTHEAST OF SCOTT LAKE AND IS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE BLOOMING GROVE HUNTING CLUB. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 6 AND STATE HIGHWAY 590, ABOUT 1.0 MILE SOUTH OF HAWLEY, GO SOUTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 6 FOR 1.35 MILES TO A FORK, THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 6 AND STATE HIGHWAY 507. TAKE THE LEFT FORK, AND GO EAST AND SOUTHEAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 6 FOR 2.48 MILES TO THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 6 AND STATE HIGHWAY 402. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 402 FOR 4.29 MILES TO A CROSSROAD AND A STONE CHURCH IN THE SOUTHEAST ANGLE OF THE INTERSECTION. CONTINUE SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 402 FOR 1.6 MILES TO THE SUMMIT OF THE GRADE, A LOCKED CABLE GATE ACROSS A PRIVATE ROADWAY AND SIGN PRIVATE ROAD KEEP OUT ON THE RIGHT, NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. THE KEY TO THE LOCKED GATE MAY BE GOTTEN FROM THE BLOOMING GROVE HUNTING CLUB. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH-NORTHWEST ON THE TRACK ROAD FOR 0.07 MILE TO A 8-INCH TRIANGULAR BLAZED MAPLE TREE AND THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE TRACK ROAD. CONTINUE NORTHWEST ON THE TRACK ROAD FOR 0.08 MILE O A 10-INCH TRIANGULAR BLAZED OAK TREE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD AND THE STATION ON THE LEFT AS DESCRIBED. THE STATION MARK, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED BLOOMING 1959, IS SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 108 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF A TRACK ROAD, 26.4 FEET NORTHWEST OF A 10-INCH TRIANGULAR BLAZED OAK TREE, 7.1 FEET EAST-SOUTHEAST OF A STANDARD METAL WITNESS POST AND MARKER AND IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE HILL. REFERENCE MARK 1, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED BLOOMING NO 1 1959, IS CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF AN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 6 INCHES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 54.2 FEET EAST OF A STANDARD METAL WITNESS POST AND MARKER, 53 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF A TRACK ROAD, 45 FEET NORTHEAST OF A 10-INCH TRIANGULAR BLAZED OAK TREE AND IS ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK 2, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED BLOOMING NO 2 1959, IS CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF AN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 2 FEET ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 48.6 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF A STANDARD METAL WITNESS POST AND MARKER, 48.5 FEET WEST-SOUTHWEST OF A 10-INCH TRIANGULAR BLAZED OAK TREE AND THE MARK IS ABOUT 14 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE STATION. THE AZIMUTH MARK, A STANDARD DISK STAMPED BLOOMING 1959, IS CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF AN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 14 INCHES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 20 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF A TRACK ROAD AND 13 FEET NORTHEAST OF A 8-INCH TRIANGULAR BLAZED MAPLE TREE. NOTE- A SMALL AMOUNT OF CLEARING WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE THE AZIMUTH MARK CAN BE SEEN FROM THE STATION MARK WITH A GROUND SET-UP. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 22 METERS.
1/1/1959 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 10 MI SE FROM HAWLEY. 8.5 MILE SOUTHEAST OF HAWLEY TO THE GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH THENCE 1.55 MILE SOUTH ALONG STATE HIGHWAY NO 402, THENCE GO NORTH WEST ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.1 MILE TO A TRIANGULAR BLAZED TREE (OAK) THENCE SOUTH WEST FOR ABOUT 100 FEET TO HIGH POINT AND STATION SIGHT. IT IS SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH PROJECTS 4-INCHES ABOVE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 108 FEET W OF CENTER OF TRACK ROAD, 26.4 FEET NW OF A 10-INCH TRIANGULAR BLAZED OAK TREE, 7.1 FEET E-SE OF A STANDARD METAL WITNESS POST AND MARKER AND IS ON HIGHEST POINT OF HILL.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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