2009-05-10

1/64th Section Corner

This is the monument for a Public Lands Survey System (PLSS) 1/64th corner located along Palmer Avenue, north of Coalinga, Calif.  It is specifically the marker to monument the South corner of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 2, Township 19 South, Range 15 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, as identified on the cap.  The other markings at the bottom of the cap, "JAT 1930" are the initials of the setting surveyor and the year he set the monument.

The monument is a 3" steel pipe set up 6", in a concrete filled 6" steel pipe set up 3" from the ground.  It is quite stable.

Monument for a 1/64th corner of Section 2, T.19S., R.15E., M.D.B.&M., "JAT 1930" is the initials of the setting surveyor and the date the monument was set.

Monument detail.  A galvanized pipe cap set on a 3" iron pipe, set in a concrete filled 6" iron pipe, up 10".  This was intended to be a permanent monument.

2009-05-09

GU0088 - Q1040

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 38.867
Long: W 120° 36.050
Alt: 434.1
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: Q 1040
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: footings/foundation walls of small/medium structures
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1959 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 1 MI SW FROM PANOCHE SUBSTATION. 1.05 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG PANOCHE AVENUE FROM THE PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY PANOCHE SUBSTATION, 0.05 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE Y JUNCTION OF A DIRT ROAD LEADING WEST TO A HOUSE, IN TOP OF THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION FOR THE NORTH STEEL LEG OF POWER LINE STEEL TOWER 68-295, 65 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, 0.6 FOOT NORTH OF THE STEEL LEG, AND ABOUT 1 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE AVENUE.

1/1/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

11/30/1988 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1988 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36 38.837
Long: 120 36.052
Alt: 425

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'Q1040 1959' at 13:55, 09 May 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. Set in the northerly footing for a high power transmission line tower, up about 3 feet.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 180 feet north of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 6 minute occupation with 10 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.


Benchmark detail.

GU0087 - J928

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 38.683
Long: W 120° 36.400
Alt: 445.2
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: J 928
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: footings/foundation walls of small/medium structures
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1957 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 1.5 MI SW FROM PANOCHE SUBSTATION. 1.5 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG PANOCHE AVENUE FROM THE PANOCHE SUBSTATION OF THE PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, AT HIGH-VOLTAGE POWER LINE STEEL TOWER 67/293, IN THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION OF THE NORTH STEEL LEG OF TOWER, 62 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, 0.6 FOOT NORTH OF THE LEG, ABOUT 1 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE AVENUE AND 1 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.

1/1/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

11/30/1988 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1988 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36 38.684
Long: 120 36.052
Alt: 433

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'J928 1957' at 13:35, 09 May 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. Set in the northerly footing for a high power transmission line tower, up about 2 feet.

42 feet southeasterly of the southeasterly edge of pavement of Panoche Road;
58 feet southeasterly of the centerline of Panoche Road;

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 347 feet east of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 7 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.


Benchmark detail.

GU0100 - Y1258

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 40.433
Long: W 120° 32.000
Alt: 318.75
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is SCALED.

Designation: Y 1258
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: copper-clad steel rod
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1974 by NGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 3.1 MI NE FROM PANOCHE SUBSTATION. 3.1 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG PANOCHE AVENUE FROM THE PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY PANOCHE SUBSTATION, 0.2 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT AND BENCH MARK 111.91L (USBR), 0.1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF A DIRT ROAD JUNCTION AND BENCH MARK Q 998, AT THE CROSSING OF A POWER LINE, 30 1/2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 59 1/2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AND ACROSS THE ROAD FROM A POWER LINE POLE WITH A GUY WIRE, 30 1/2 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF AN ASPHALT DRAIN DITCH, 13.1 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST ASPHALT CURB OF THE ROAD, 2 FEET SOUTHWEST OF T JUNCTION POWER LINE POLE WITH A GUY WIRE, 1.2 FEET NORTHEAST OF A METAL WITNESS POST, ABOUT 1 1/2 FEET LOWER THAN THE ROAD, AND A DISK ON THE TOP OF A COPPER COATED ROD DRIVEN TO GRADUAL REFUSAL AT A DEPTH OF 32 FEET. THE DISK IS 0.3 FOOT UNDERGROUND AND IS PROTECTED BY A 4-INCH PLASTIC PIPE WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND AND IS ENCASED IN CONCRETE. SECTION 34, T 14 S, R 13 E.

11/29/1989 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1989 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36 40.411
Long: 120 32.038
Alt: 306

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'Y1258 1974' at 13:15, 09 May 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. Down 9" in a well with a PVC casing, full of dirt. Between a witness post and a power pole.

1.5 feet northeast of a witness post;
2 feet southwest of a power pole;
28 feet southeast of the centerline of Panoche Road;

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 230 feet northeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 6 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.


Benchmark detail. (As much as there can be.)

GU0821 - M801

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 42.317
Long: W 120° 28.633
Alt: 248.9
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: M 801
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.

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

1/1/1952 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 7.9 MI NE FROM PANOCHE SUBSTATION. 4.3 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG PANOCHE AVENUE FROM PANOCHE SUBSTATION OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, THENCE 0.6 MILE NORTH ALONG NEWCOMB AVENUE, THENCE 2.0 MILES EAST ALONG NORTH AVENUE, THENCE 1.0 MILE NORTH ALONG LYON AVENUE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF JENSON AVENUE, 29 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF LYON AVENUE, 28 1/2 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF JENSON AVENUE, 3 FEET EAST OF A POWER LINE POLE, 1.4 FEET SOUTH OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT 1 FOOT LOWER THAN LYON AVENUE, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.5 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND. NOTE-- IT IS JENSEN AVENUE INSTEAD OF JENSON AVENUE.

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

FOUND DATA
Lat: 36 42.325
Long: 120 28.661
Alt: 227

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'M801 1947' at 12:55, 09 May 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. At the northeast corner of Lyon & Jensen Avenues. Set in a square concrete post, down 1".

2 feet west of a Carsonite witness post;
3.5 feet southeast of a power pole with overhead wires in four cardinal directions;
6 feet north of a stop sign and street sign;
14 feet southwest of a 48" stand pipe;
24 north of the centerline of Jensen Avenue;
39 east of the centerline of Lyon Avenue;

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 145 feet east-southeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 6 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.


Benchmark detail.

GU0823 - L362

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 43.183
Long: W 120° 28.633
Alt: 239.9
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: L 362
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1952 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 7.7 MI W FROM MENDOTA. 0.7 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG SEVENTH STREET FROM THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD STATION AT MENDOTA, THENCE 5.0 MILES WEST ALONG BELMONT AVENUE, THENCE 2.0 MILES SOUTH ALONG LYON AVENUE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF CALIFORNIA AVENUE, AT AN 18-INCH CONCRETE PIPE CULVERT UNDER LYON AVENUE, IN THE TOP OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE EAST CONCRETE HEAD WALL, 46 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF CALIFORNIA AVENUE, 27 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF LYON AVENUE, ABOUT 2 1/2 FEET HIGHER THAN LYON AVENUE.

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36 43.200
Long: 120 28.653
Alt: 222

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'L362 1953' at 12:40, 09 May 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. At the northeast corner of Lyon & California Avenues. Set in the top center of the headwall of an abandoned culvert on the east side of Lyon Avenue, up 2 feet.

12 feet west-northwest from the center of a cluster of three palm trees, the westerly tree has been cut down to a stump;
14 feet southwest of a fence corner;
27 feet east of the centerline of Lyon Avenue;
43 feet north of the centerline of California Avenue;

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 140 feet southeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 7 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.


Benchmark detail.

GU0828 - K998

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 43.217
Long: 120° 25.367
Altitude: 203.4
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: K 998
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.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1966 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 4.7 MI SW FROM MENDOTA. 0.7 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG SEVENTH STREET FROM THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC STATION AT MENDOTA, THENCE 2.0 MILES SOUTH ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 33, THENCE 2.0 MILES WEST ALONG CALIFORNIA AVENUE, 28 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, 56 1/2 FEET SOUTH AND ACROSS THE AVENUE FROM A POWER POLE, 1 1/2 FEET WEST OF A POWER POLE, 1.4 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE AVENUE AND IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.3 FOOT.

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36 43.197
Long: 120 25.399
Alt: 183

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'K998 1972' set in a round concrete post, up 5" at 12:15, 09 May 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate.

2 feet west of power pole with two abandoned transformers;
1.5 feet north of a witness post, 15 feet south of the south edge of pavement;
27 feet south of the paint line of the California Avenue;
42.2 feet southeast of a section corner;
55 feet south of, and across the road from power pole No. 23/9

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 200 feet northeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 13 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.


Benchmark detail.

2009-03-15

GT1658 - LEE AZ MK

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 54.517
Long: W 119° 31.133
Altitude: 617.7
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: LEE AZ MK
Marker Type: azimuth mark disk
Setting: in a boulder
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1950 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 1.8 MI NE FROM ACADEMY. 1.85 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE AT ACADEMY, 0.15 MILE NORTHWEST OF A CONCRETE BRIDGE OVER SALES CREEK, AT THE NORTHWEST END OF A CURVE, IN THE TOP OF A 10- BY 6-FOOT GRANITE BOULDER PROJECTING ABOUT 2 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, 37 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 18 FEET EAST-SOUTHEAST OF A 24-INCH OAK TREE, 90 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTHWEST END OF A CUT, 5.7 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A FENCE, AND ABOUT 7 FEET HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY. SEC 12, T12S, R22T.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 54.571
Long: W 119° 31.166
Alt: 603

Found USC&GS azimuth mark stamped "LEE 1950" at 16:15, March 15, 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. 2 feet southwest of a Carsonite witness post, 5.5 feet southwest of a wire fence, and 18 feet easterly of a 36" oak tree.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 366 feet southeasterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2.5 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Azimuth Mark detail.


The Azimuth Mark and the GPSr.


View northerly at the azimuth mark setting. The mark is 2 feet southwest of the witness post and 5.5 feet southwest of the fence.


View northerly at the azimuth mark setting. The mark is 2 feet southwest of the witness post and 5.5 feet southwest of the fence.


View northwesterly at the azimuth mark setting. The mark is 2 feet southwest of the witness post and about 18 feet east of the oak tree. Station LEE (GT1659) is in the distance.


View westerly at the azimuth mark setting. The mark is about 18 feet east of the oak tree.


View southeasterly at the azimuth mark setting. The mark is 2 feet southwest of the witness post and 5.5 feet southwest of the fence.


View northeasterly at the azimuth mark setting.


One more...


This is me at the site of the azimuth mark. This pic was taken by my very patient Wife who often waits in the car while I run up and down the mounatains looking for benchmarks.

2009-03-10

GT1661 - LEE RM 1

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

THIS MARK WAS ORIGINALLY VISITED ON FEBRUARY 16, 2003

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 54.867
Long: W 119° 31.200
Altitude: 602.3
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: LEE RM 1
Marker Type: reference mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1950 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 2.2 MI NE FROM ACADEMY. 2.2 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE AT ACADEMY, ABOUT 300 YARDS EAST OF A POND, 42.1 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 63.85 FEET WEST AND ACROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM THE STATION, 1.1 FEET EAST OF A FENCE, ABOUT 2 FEET HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.1 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND. SEC 1, T12S, R22E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 54.891
Long: W 119° 31.239
Alt: 596

Found USC&GS reference mark stamped "LEE NO1 1950" at 17:15, March 10, 2006 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. 1 foot east of a Carsonite witness post.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 229 feet souteast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Reference mark detail.


The reference mark and the GPSr.


Reference mark setting.


View westerly at the reference mark setting.


View northerly up Morgan Canyon Road (State Route 168).


View westerly at the reference mark setting.


View southerly down Morgan Canyon Road (State Route 168).

GT1660 - 597 / GT2031 - 601

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

THIS MARK IS IDENTIFIED IN WITH TWO NGS NUMBERS AND DATASHEETS
THIS MARK WAS ORIGINALLY VISITED ON FEBRUARY 16, 2003

PUBLISHED DATA FOR GT1660
Lat: N 36° 54.867
Long: W 119° 31.200
Altitude: 600
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: 597
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: in a boulder
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
Unknown by USGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 2.2 MI NE FROM ACADEMY. 2.2 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE AT ACADEMY, IN THE TOP OF A 10- BY 5-FOOT GRANITE BOULDER PROJECTING ABOUT 1/2 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND, 24.0 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 91.30 FEET NORTH OF TRIANGULATION STATION LEE, 106 FEET NORTH-NORTHWEST OF A 24-INCH OAK TREE, 0.9 FOOT EAST OF A FENCE, AND ABOUT 1 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY. SEC 1, T12S, R22E.


PUBLISHED DATA FOR GT2031
Lat: N 36° 54.905
Long: W 119° 31.223
Altitude: 184.7
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED.

Designation: 601
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: in a boulder
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1950 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BENCH MARK IS 23 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 168 AND 1 FOOT EAST OF A FENCE. IT IS SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A LARGE, FLAT BOULDER THAT PROJECTS 1 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. THE MARK IS 1.10 METERS LOWER THAN STATION LEE. THE MARK IS STAMPED 601 597 F.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 54.905
Long: W 119° 31.224
Alt: 586

Found USGS benchmark stamped "601 597 F" at 17:05, March 10, 2006 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. The described oak tree remain and is now approximately 30"-33" in diameter at chest level.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 4 feet east of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2.5 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


View northerly at the benchmark setting.


View northerly up Morgan Canyon Road (State Route 168).


View east at the benchmark setting.


View southeasterly at the benchmark setting and the described Oak tree.


View southerly down Morgan Canyon Road (State Route 168) toward triangulation station GT1659.

GT1659 - LEE

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

THIS MARK WAS ORIGINALLY VISITED ON FEBRUARY 16, 2003

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 54.890
Long: W 119° 31.224
Altitude: 603.5
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED.

Designation: LEE
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.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1950 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (RJS) THE STATION IS LOCATED 10 MILES AIR LINE SOUTHWEST OF TOLLHOUSE AND 2 MILES AIR LINE NORTHEAST OF ACADEMY. IT IS 21.6 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 168 AND 2 FEET WEST OF A FENCE. THE CONCRETE POST IN WHICH THE MARK IS SET PROJECTS 4 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. THE MARK IS STAMPED LEE 1950. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 IS ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. IT IS 42 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 168 AND 1 FOOT EAST OF A FENCE. THE CONCRETE CYLINDER IN WHICH THE MARK IS SET PROJECTS 3 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. THE MARK IS STAMPED LEE NO 1 1950. THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BENCH MARK IS 23 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 168 AND 1 FOOT EAST OF A FENCE. IT IS SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A LARGE, FLAT BOULDER THAT PROJECTS 1 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. THE MARK IS 1.10 METERS LOWER THAT THE STATION MARK. THE MARK IS STAMPED 601 597 F. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS LOCATED 32 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF STATE HIGHWAY 168, 15 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A LARGE OAK TREE AND 6 FEET WEST OF A FENCE. THE BOULDER IN WHICH THE MARK IS SET PROJECTS 1 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. THE MARK IS STAMPED LEE 1950. TO REACH FROM THE POST OFFICE IN ACADEMY, GO NORTHEAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 168 FOR 2.2 MILES TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE RIGHT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. CONTINUE ON THE HIGHWAY FOR 0.4 MILE TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. A DRIVE STATION.

1/1/1958 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (CS) THE STATION, REFERENCE MARK NO. 1, AND BENCH MARK 597 (USGS), AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WERE RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND IN GOOD CONDITION.

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 2.2 MI NE FROM ACADEMY. 2.2 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE AT ACADEMY, ABOUT 300 YARDS EAST OF A POND, 21.7 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 63.85 FEET EAST OF R.M. 1, 91.30 FEET SOUTH OF BENCH MARK 597 (USGS), 54 1/2 FEET WEST OF A 24-INCH OAK TREE, 1.8 FEET WEST OF A FENCE, 1.0 FOOT NORTH OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT 2 FEET HIGHER THAN THE HIGHWAY, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. SEC 1, T12S, R22E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 54.890
Long: W 119° 31.224
Alt: 599

Found USC&GS triangulation station stamped "LEE 1950" at 17:00, March 10, 2006 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. The station is 1 foot west of a Carsonite witness post. The described witness post, a 4"x4" wood post, and the oak tree remain. The tree is now approximately 30"-33" in diameter at chest level.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 2 feet east of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2.5 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Triangulation station detail.


The Triangulation station setting and the GPSr showing coordinates.


View southerly down Morgan Canyon Road (State Route 168).


View southeasterly at the triangulation station setting.


Grazing cattle.


View northeasterly at the triangulation station setting.


View northerly up Morgan Canyon Road (State Route 168) toward benchmark GT1660/GT2031.

GT1655 - D 803

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

THIS MARK IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 53.067
Long: W 119° 32.483
Altitude: 534
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: D 803
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.

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

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 AT ACADEMY. AT ACADEMY, 0.2 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE, AT THE JUNCTION OF A GRAVELED ROAD SOUTHEAST TO EDWIN SIMPSON RANCHHOUSE, 47.5 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 50 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 70 FEET SOUTH OF A TELEPHONE POLE, 15.7 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A FENCE, 1.3 FEET NORTH OF A FENCE, 2.0 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE HIGHWAY, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.4 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND. SEC 14, T 12 S, R 22 E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 53.115
Long: W 119° 32.497
Alt: 526

THIS MARK IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

Found USC&GS benchmark at 16:50, March 10, 2006 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. The mark is set in a concrete post, up about 8", approximately 16 feet southwest of a fence with a locked gate. The described witness post and fence 1.3 feet distant are now gone.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 301 feet south-southwest of the WGS84 coordinates taken at the fenceline. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 9 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Benchmark detail.




The benchmark and the GPSr.


View northeasterly up Tollhouse Road (State Route 168).


View southerly toward the farmhouse.


View southwesterly down Tollhouse Road (State Route 168).

GT1653 - ACADEMY AZ MK

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 52.600
Long: W 119° 33.133
Altitude: 515.4
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: ACADEMY AZ MK
Marker Type: azimuth mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1950 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 1 MI SW FROM ACADEMY. 1.05 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 168 FROM THE JUNCTION OF MADSEN AVENUE AT ACADEMY, 132 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF THE JUNCTION OF A DRIVEWAY NORTHWEST TO A RANCHHOUSE, 27.5 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 2.6 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF A JUNCTION POWER POLE WITH A GUY WIRE, 1.7 FEET NORTHWEST OF A FENCE, 1.8 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A WITNESS POST, ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE HIGHWAY, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.2 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND. SEC 22, T 12 S, R 22 E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 52.657
Long: W 119° 33.148
Alt: 500

Found USC&GS Azimuth Mark stamped "ACADEMY 1950" at 16:40, March 10, 2006 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. 6 feet south of a telephone pole, 3 feet west of a guy wire, 3 feet northwest of a wire fence, and 1 foot northwest od a Carsonite witness post.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 353 feet south-southeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 10 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Azimuth Mark detail.


The Azimuth Mark and the GPSr.


View southeasterly at the Azimuth Mark setting.


View southeasterly at the Azimuth Mark setting.


View northwesterly up Tollhouse Road (State Route 168).


View southeasterly down Tollhouse Road (State Route 168).