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NY0903 - USC&GS 'MAY' series - Klamath County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 20.013 W 121° 24.012
10T E 631799 N 4688050
Quick Description: This NGS benchmark series exists just off of Hwy 140 in Bly Mountain Pass in Klamath County, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2012 4:53:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMFE7M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 4

Long Description:
FIRST TIME EVER finding an ENTIRE benchmark series! I located this series after looking on a topography map and seeing it listed as MAY.

I found the Station Mark, both reference marks and the Azimuth Mark (.8 miles south of the station mark). Reference Mark 2 is actually another nearby benchmark that pulls double duty as a benchmark and reference mark for the MAY series.

The Azimuth Mark was also found in poor condition and looks as though someone has tried to pry it out of the boulder its set in. It is all bent up on one side.

*FYI* There is soon to be road construction along Bly Mountain Pass and I hope these series of benchmarks along the roadway stay intact through the construction phase since so many of them get destroyed when roads are widened, such as 140 is about to be.

NGS datasheet info:

01/01/1948 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 (MTP) THE STATION IS LOCATED 9.6 MILES NORTHEAST OF DAIRY, 11 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BEATTY, 44 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 66, 50 YARDS SOUTHWEST OF AN 18 INCH PINE TREE AND 7.5 FEET WEST OF A WITNESS POST. THE DISK IS STAMPED MAY 1948 AND PROJECTS 4 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 90 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 66. THE DISK IS SET IN A 1.5 X 1 FOOT BOULDER, WHICH PROJECTS 8 INCHES AND IS STAMPED MAY NO 1 1948. U.S.C. AND G.S. AND STATE RM, 2 FEET NORTH OF A WITNESS POST, AND 60 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE STATE HIGHWAY 66. THE DISK IS SET IN A 3 X 3 FOOT BOULDER, PROJECTING 6 INCHES AND STAMPED D 288 1934. AZIMUTH MARK IS LOCATED 58 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE STATE HIGHWAY 66 AND 7 FEET NORTH OF A WITNESS POST. THE DISK IS SET IN A 5 X 4 FOOT BOULDER, PROJECTING 6 INCHES AND STAMPED MAY 1948. TO REACH FROM DAIRY GO NORTHEAST FOR 8.8 MILES ON STATE HIGHWAY 66 TO THE AZIMUTH-MARK ON THE LEFT AS DESCRIBED, CONTINUE ON FOR 0.8 OF A MILE TO THE STATION ON THE LEFT AS DESCRIBED.

01/01/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (CTH) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND ALL MARKS WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION IS COMPLETE AND ADEQUATE. THE STATION WAS NOT VISITED BY AN OBSERVING UNIT.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: MAY

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: TRIANGULATION STATION Disk

County: Klamath County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Yonna (1988)

Find type: Searched @ "BM" on a topographic map

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: NY0903

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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