2003-03-21

GU3491 - HARRIS

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 17.682
Long: 120° 16.126
Alt: 528.9
Designation: HARRIS
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1975 by CADT (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY CALTRANS 1975 (HF) STATION IS LOCATED, AIRLINE, ABOUT 13-1/4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FIVE POINTS AND 11-1/2 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF COALINGA AT THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 5 AND STATE HIGHWAY 145. STATION IS REACHED AS FOLLOWS--FROM FIVE POINTS, AT THE INTERSECTION OF MOUNT WHITNEY AVENUE AND STATE HIGHWAY 145, GO SOUTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 145 FOR 12.8 MILES TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE AZIMUTH MARK, CONTINUE SOUTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 145 FOR 0.5 MILE TO THE EAST END OF A BRIDGE OVER INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 5 AND THE STATION ON THE RIGHT. STATION, STAMPED HARRIS 1975, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 14-INCH DIAMETER CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 3 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. IT IS 22 FEET NORTHWEST OF AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145, 62 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE CONCRETE BRIDGE RAIL, 4 FEET NORTHWEST OF A STEEL GUARD RAIL AND 2-1/2 FEET EAST OF A STEEL WITNESS POST. AN UNDERGROUND MARK, SAME AS SURFACE-STATION MARK, WAS SET IN A MASS OF CONCRETE 36 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE. R.M. 1, STAMPED HARRIS NO 1 1975, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH DIAMETER CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. IT IS 23 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145, 83 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A CONCRETE BRIDGE RAIL, 6 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE END OF A STEEL GUARD RAIL, 1-1/2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A STEEL WITNESS POST AND ABOUT 1-1/2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. R.M. 2, STAMPED HARRIS NO 2 1975, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH DIAMETER CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 4 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. IT IS 23-1/2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145, 52 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A CONCRETE BRIDGE RAIL, 3-1/2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE END OF A STEEL GUARD RAIL, 1 FOOT WEST OF A STEEL WITNESS POST AND ABOUT 2 FEET HIGHER THAN THE STATION MARK. AZIMUTH MARK, STAMPED HARRIS 1975 AZIMUTH MARK, IS A STANDARD 3 1/2-INCH CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS BRASS DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH DIAMETER CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. IT IS ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE ENTRANCE TO HARRIS FEEDING COMPANY, 37-1/2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AND ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 145, 103 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE HARRIS FEEDING COMPANY SIGN, 107 FEET EAST OF A POWER POLE, 1 1/2 FEET NORTHWEST OF A FENCE AND 1-1/2 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A STEEL WITNESS POST. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 1.52 METERS.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 17.683
Long: 120° 16.127
Alt: NA

Found it at 14:28, 21 March 2003. Found it generally as described and in fair condition. All evidence for the station - 14 concrete post, bridge rail, guard rail, and steel witness post - were found as described with the exception of the 3.5 brass disk. The station disk has been removed from its setting in the concrete post.

Reference Monument #1 (RM1) was found as described and in good condition.

WGS84 coordinates found by 2 minute occupation with 10 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

The 14" concrete post setting for station 'HARRIS' and the Magellan. The brass disk is missing.


Station 'HARRIS', the witness post, and guard rail.


Benchmark detail.


R.M.#1 and the GPSr.


R.M.#1 and witness post.


The view southwest. The positions for station 'HARRIS' and R.M.#1 can be seen.


The view southwest. The positions for station 'HARRIS' and R.M.#1 can be seen.

2003-03-09

GT1669 - W 802

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 58.133
Long: 119° 31.933
Alt: 828.6
Designation: W 802
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: in a boulder
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 7 MI N FROM ACADEMY. 5.15 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE AT ACADEMY, THENCE 1.85 MILES NORTHWEST ALONG MILLERTON ROAD, 0.2 MILE WEST OF THE JUNCTION OF MORGAN CANYON ROAD, 0.1 MILE EAST OF THE SUMMIT OF A GRADE, ON THE INSIDE OF A CURVE, ON THE TOP OF A SHORT CUT BANK, 0.25 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STOCK PENS AND A LOADING CHUTE, IN THE TOP OF A GRANITE BOULDER ABOUT FLUSH WITH THE GROUND, 24 1/2 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 12.7 FEET SOUTH OF A FENCE, AND ABOUT 5 FEET HIGHER THAN THE ROAD. SEC 14, T11S, R22E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 58.163
Long: 119° 31.943
Alt: 817

Found it at 17:00, 09 March 2003. Found it as described and in fair condition. The cap itself has been scarred but it is still readable. Its setting is intact.

Original coordinates (NAD83) off by about 210 feet when in WGS84 mode. WGS84 coordinates found by 5.5 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail and the GPSr.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The Girls find a benchmark. (Occasionally, they will go benchmark hunting with me.)


View to the east. Kevin & the Girls at the mark.


View to the east, toward Morgan Canyon Road (State Route 168).


View to the southwest.


View to the north, from across the road.