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.

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