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Details for Benchmark: PF0980

N 44° 11.231 W 071° 36.645 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

In GRAFTON county, NH View Original Datasheet
Marker Type:
lookout tower
setting not listed - see description

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The tower is long gone, therefore so is this benchmark.

photoBase of old tower
Only concrete footings remain
photoWalls of old tower base
There were two guys huddled behind the wall here trying to heat up some beef stew with their jetboil.
photoLooking Down

A quick stop on the way. We started our day at Galehead Hut and were heading for Greenleaf Hut. We stooped here to eat.

This entry was edited by Sleck on Saturday, 19 October 2013 at 04:01:21 UTC.

This entry was edited by Sleck on Thursday, 24 October 2013 at 12:49:49 UTC.

photoThe tower base.

I visited the remains of the lookout.

photoTatie on Garfield

Visited the summit of Mt. Garfield today along with BeamJockey. We stuck around long enough to get a few views in between the heavy cloud cover.

photoIn the clouds on Mt. Garfield
You can see the remains of the lookout tower to my right, and Owl's Head is the peak behind me.

A classic NH peak with great views!

I visited the remains of the lookout tower on a beautiful mid-winter day. This is one of the best views in the whole White Mountains.

Actually the tower cab is dismantled; what remains is the subtantial concrete foundation on the summit of the mountain.

Another great Vacation Day Excellant views

1/10/76 I vote this as "Mark destroyed" as the tower itself has been gone since the '50s

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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