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Details for Benchmark: RD2723

N 45° 26.562 W 122° 48.084 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 249

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

Location:
In WASHINGTON county, OR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HITEON RESET
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
surrounded by a mass of concrete
Stability:

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found with jewilk1

Stopped to find this benchmark on the way home from a caching trip.

[Photos:]
photoBM and sign

Saw this easily.

Out in the area and put my mind to finding all 4 monuments. I did find them all. The benchmark reset was covered in a layer of fircones and dirt, which I managed to scrape off to get a photo. Both reference marks and the azimuth mark were as described and in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoRD2723 - HITEON RESET - witness post/location
photoRD2723 - HITEON RESET - Benchmark
photoRD2723 -RM 3 - Location
photoRD2723 - RM 3
photoRD2723 - RM 4 - Location
photoRD2723 - RM 4
photoRD2723 - Azimuth Mark Location
photoRD2723 - Azimuth Mark

Couldn't find the nearby geocache, but quickly found this one by following the good description. It appears I only found the reference mark and the true benchmark is in the construction area. Will need to return to find real BM. Returned today and located the actual BM, not just the reference mark.

This entry was edited by mspgenealogy on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at 23:02:10 UTC.

This entry was edited by mspgenealogy on Monday, 10 November 2014 at 20:23:12 UTC.

[Photos:]
photoHITEON RESET RM#3
photoRD2723
photo012
BM and RM#3

Found the sign and one marker for this benchmark. Could not get to it directly because remodeling construction has a fence around the area. It looks like the benchmark is safe from the construction, for now.

Construction is now over. Added photo of the benchmark disk.

This entry was edited by SpockProf on Monday, 08 December 2014 at 04:15:52 UTC.

[Photos:]
photoRD2723 HITEON RESET Benchmark Site
Benchmark sign behind a fence during construction
photoRD2723 HITEON RESET RM3
Reference mark near column on sidewalk near the benchmark
photoRD2723 HITEON RESET Benchmark
Disk at bottom of hole in front of witness sign. Still safe after construction.

I deferred to more experienced benchmark, found the post and called it good.

Found with Dad, LA777 and ALohaCrazy5 on a day of benchmark hunts with an occasional geocache mixed in.

[Photos:]
photoRD2723 - HETEON RESET

Well I dug and dug and dug some more, but didn't get to the bottom of the pipe, so we settled on the monument stake as the others before us.

[Photos:]
photoRD2723 - HITEON RESET

Out with KorsmoFamily, Champ2.0, and AlohaCrazy5 and located the hole but couldn't locate the actual disk.

[Photos:]
photoIMAG0459

Out with KorsmoFamily, Champ2.0, and LA777 and located the hole but couldn't locate the actual disk.

[Photos:]
photoIMAG0459
photoIMAG0460

took a bit to locate but finally found it!

Recovered the Station mark, RM2, RM3, and Azimuth Mark 2 in good condition. The marks were easily located from the 1980 and 2006 descriptions and the box score.

Exceptions to the descriptions:
- The station mark is 1.3 feet below ground level.
- The station mark is 9.6 feet west from the west edge of a sidewalk.
- RM3 is 13.4 feet northwest from the southwest corner of the building.

The box score lists the azimuth mark as #2 but the 1980 description seems to call it #1? The azimuth mark that we found was at the location given in the box score for AZ MARK #2 but matched the 1980 description for “Azimuth Mark No. 1” (except for the mailboxes).

[Photos:]
photoRD2723 – Disk – Tigard, Oregon
photoRD2723 – Pipe sleeve.
Looking down into the hole.
photoRD2723 – Eye level view.
Top of photo is approximately west-southwest.
photoRD2723 –Looking west-southwest @ witness post.
photoRD2723 – General location of RMs.
Looking south. The station mark is down in the bushes in the center of the photo.
photoRD2723 – RM3 disk
photoRD2723 – RM 3 location.
Looking northeast.
photoRD2723 – RM4 disk
photoRD2723 – RM4 location.
Looking south-southeast.
photoRD2723 – Azimuth mark disk
photoRD2723 – Azimuth mark disk location.
Looking southward at azimuth mark in top of curb. Disk has orange marker sitting on top of it.

Couldn't get a picture down the hole but found the marker post and glanced down the hole.

[Photos:]
photoFirst Bench Mark1
Pretty easy find but getting a picture down in the hole was impossible.

Yup!

Stopped by after a few other geocaches. Took awhile to find but eventually did.

The hole is getting filled, but is still in good condition. This one's less than 3 blocks from my work. I eat lunch nearby at least once per week, but I never took the time to walk over here. Found it without even using my GPS.

The hole that this one is in has accumulated a lot of debris (pine needles, dirt, leaves, etc.)

My gps shows coordinates are accurate. Had some trouble photographing this on because it's about 1.5 feet below ground level in a vertical plastic pipe.

[Photos:]
photoRD2723

We have not seen a station set like this before. There are many in pvc collars but most of them have a hinged cap on them. This is an open, corrugated shell with no lid (See TrailToad's photo). Makes a wondrous muck generator!

Both reference marks and the azimuth were recovered in good condition as described except for the azimuth where the cited mailboxes have been consoldated across the street. We established a new reference, a metal light pole (PGE Map C1127C, PGE #93004, with the azimuth marker being 51 inches at 110 degrees True from the pole. See photos.)
. . . . patrick & shirley

[Photos:]
photoRD2723 disk - a tough photo!
photoRD2723 RM3
photoRD2723 RM4
photoRD2723 Azimuth
photoRD2723 Azimuth's new PGE pole reference
photoRD2723 Azimuth distance from pole

Found this one under two inches of dirt and barkdust. Coordinates were right on. Of course it helps to find it when a three foot sign is eight inches away. It is eighteen inches below ground level in a foot wide plastic cylinder. Reported to NGS as recovered. See pictures.

[last edit: 5/16/2002 12:07:09 AM PST]

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark sign
photoHiteon below ground level
photoHiteon Benchmark #1
photoHiteon Benchmark #1
photoClose by!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1946 by USE (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US ENGINEERS 1946 LOCATED ABOUT 1 MILE SW OF PROGRESS, 0.35 MILE SE OF HITEON SCHOOL, 0.1 MILE S OF T-INTERSECTION OF GRAVELED ROAD WITH STATE HIGHWAY 210, ON THE W SIDE OF GRAVELED ROAD, AND 2 FEET SE OF FENCE CORNER AT NE CORNER OF CULTIVATED FIELD. TO REACH FROM PROGRESS, GO S AND SW ON STATE HIGHWAY 210 FOR 1.0 MILE TO T-ROAD INTERSECTION, TURN LEFT, OFF HIGHWAY 210, AND FOLLOW GRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.1 MILE TO STATION ON RIGHT (W) SIDE ROAD. STATION MARK IS A BRONZE STATION DISK SET IN CONCRETE TILE PIPE ABOUT 14 INCHES BELOW THE SURFACE, STAMPED HITEON 1946. UNDERGROUND MARK IS A BRONZE STATION DISK SET IN CONCRETE APPROXIMATELY 54 INCHES BELOW THE SURFACE. STATION MARK IS 20 FEET W OF THE CENTER LINE OF GRAVEL ROAD AND 2 FEET SE OF FENCE CORNER. REFERENCE MARKS ARE BRONZE REFERENCE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE POSTS PROJECTING ABOUT 4 INCHES, STAMPED HITEON 1946. POSTS ARE CONCRETE TILE FILLED WITH CONCRETE 6 INCHES IN DIAMETER. AZIMUTH MARK IS A BRONZE AZIMUTH DISK SET IN CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES, STAMPED HITEON 1946, AND LIES 0.1 MILE N, 0.35 MILE E OF STATION, ON THE N SIDE OF HIGHWAY 210, ON THE W SIDE OF DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE TO FARM RESIDENCE, AND ON N SIDE OF HIGHWAY.
01/01/1973 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 (LFS) THE STATION MARK, BOTH REFERENCE MARKS, AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. A DIFFERENCE IN THE HORIZONTAL ANGLE BETWEEN THE REFERENCE MARKS WAS FOUND. LINE OF SIGHT WAS NOT CLEARED TO THE AZIMUTH MARK. LANDMARKS HAVE CHANGED. A NEW AND COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. THE STATION IS 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF PROGRESS, ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SW 122 AVENUE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 210, AND 217, IN THE SOUTH PART OF PROGRESS, GO SOUTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 210, TOWARD KINTON, FOR 0.6 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE WESTERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 210 FOR 0.35 MILE TO SW 122 AVENUE ON THE LEFT, TURN LEFT, AND GO SOUTH ON SW 122 AVENUE FOR 0.1 MILE TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT. THE STATION MARK, STAMPED HITEON 1946, IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS 2 INCHES BELOW THE SURFACE, 300 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MR. JOSEPH W. MEATS RESIDENCE, 21 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF SW 122 AVENUE, AND 2 FEET NORTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1, STAMPED HITEON NO 1 1946, IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS 3 INCHES BELOW THE SURFACE, 21 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF SW 122 AVENUE, AND 1 FOOT SOUTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2, STAMPED HITEON NO 2 1946, IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT PROJECTS 2 INCHES, 16.5 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF SW 122 AVENUE, AND 1.5 FEET WEST OF THE FENCE. THE AZIMUTH MARK, STAMPED HITEON 1946, IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO A MACADAM DRIVEWAY, 27 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 210, 11 FEET NORTHEAST OF WILLIAM R. ROBINSONS MAILBOX, 9 FEET EAST OF A TELEPHONE POLE, AND 2 FEET EAST OF THE WEST EDGE OF THE MACADAM DRIVEWAY TO MR. ROBINSONS RESIDENCE. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF PROGRESS.
01/01/1980 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1980 (CLN) THE STATION AND AZIMUTH MARK WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. REFERENCE MARKS 3 AND 4 WERE ESTABLISHED AT THIS TIME. A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF TIGARD, 1.5 MILES WEST OF WASHINGTON SQUARE AND IN THE GREENWAY TOWN CENTER SHOPPING MALL. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE SW SCHOLLS FERRY ROAD OVERPASS OF STATE HIGHWAY 210, GO WEST ON SW SCHOOLS FERRY FOR 0.95 MILES, TURN LEFT ON SW 121 STREET AND GO 0.1 MILE TURN RIGHT INTO THE REAR PARKING LOT OF THE GREENWAY TOWN CENTER SHOPPING MALL AND GO 0.05 MILE TO THE REAR OF THE THRIFTWAY STORE. THE STATION IS IN THE LANSCAPED AREA ABOUT 100 FEET NORTH OF THIS POINT. THE STATION IS A STANDARD NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY DISK STAMPED ---HITEON 1946 1979---SET INTO THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT 30 CM (12 INCHES) ON SIDE RECESSED 20 CM (8 INCHES) BELOW THE GROUND LOCATED 29.63 METERS (97.2 FEET) N FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A THRIFTWAY MARKET, 9.05 METERS (29.7 FEET) ENE FROM THE EAST FACE OF THE MARKET, 9.94 METERS (32.6 FEET) NW FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST GROUP OF SHOPS, 2.71 METERS (8.9 FEET) W FROM THE WEST EDGE OF A SIDEWALK, AND 5.67 METERS (18.6 FEET) S FROM THE SOUTH EDGE OF A SIDEWALK. REFERENCE MARK NO. 4 IS A STANDARD NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY DISK STAMPED----HITEON 1946 NO 4 1980----SET INTO A DRILL HOLE IN THE NARROW SIDEWALK LEADING INTO THE SIDE EMERGENCY EXIT OF THE THRIFTWAY STORE. IT IS LOCATED 20.57 METERS (67.5 FEET) N FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE THRIFTWAY BUILDING, 1.01 METERS (3.3 FEET) E FROM THE EAST FACE OF THE BUILDING, 0.18 METER (0.6 FOOT) SW FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SIDEWALK, AND 0.6 METER (2 FEET) HIGHER THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK NO. 3 IS A STANDARD NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY DISK STAMPED---HITEON 1946 NO 3 1980---SET INTO A DRILL HOLE IN THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE CONCRETE WALK ARROUND THE SOUTHEASTERLY BUILDING OF THE SHOPPING CENTER. IT IS LOCATED 4.6 METERS (15 FEET) NW FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING, 0.12 METER (0.4 FOOT) S FROM THE SECOND PILLAR NORTH OF THE SOUTHWESTERNMOST PILLAR SUPPORTING THE BREEZEWAY OF THE SHOPPING CENTER, AND 0.6 METER (2 FEET) LOWER THAN THE STATION. AZIMUTH MARK NO. 1 IS A STANDARD NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY DISK STAMPED---HITEON 1946 1979---SET INTO A DRILL HOLE IN THE WEST CURB OF SW LOOKOUT TERRACE LOCATED 5.5 METERS (18 FEET) W FROM THE CENTERLINE OF SW LOOKOUT TERRACE, 3.7 METERS (12 FEET) N FROM THE PROLONGED CENTER OF SW SPUR CT, AND 3.0 METERS (10 FEET) S FROM THE MAILBOXES TO A 4-PLEX AT 9805 SW LOOKOUT TERRACE. TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THE INTERSECTION OF SW SCHOLLS FERRY ROAD AND SW 121 ST, GO WEST ON SW SCHOLLS FERRY ROAD FOR 0.25 MILES TURN RIGHT ON SW SORRENTO ROAD AND GO 0.3 MILE, TURN RIGHT ON SW CONESTOGA DRIVE FOR 0.1 MILE, TURN LEFT ON SW LOOKOUT TERRACE AND GO 0.05 MILE TO THE MARK ON THE LEFT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1991.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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