MX1002 - USC&GS 'ALTON AZ MK' Azimuth Mark - Siskiyou County, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 41° 29.898 W 122° 19.765
10T E 555970 N 4594292
Quick Description: This Azimuth Mark is located west of Hwy 97 in Siskiyou County, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2016 5:32:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMRCPQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
I recovered this U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey Azimuth Mark from 1952 in good condition. This mark is part of the 'Alton' series of benchmarks located approximately .75 miles NW of this mark. This AZ mark has its own PID #CD8975 from the NGS datasheet. There is a metal witness post spraypainted orange at the top to aid in station recovery. To access this AZ mark, you must pass through a metal gate locate about 100 feet south of the station. My posted coordinates should place you close to this AZ mark.

From the ALTON NGS datasheet to describe to-reach for AZ mark:

AZIMUTH MARK, STAMPED ALTON 1952, IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER 3 FEET IN DIAMETER AND PROJECTING 12 INCHES. IT IS 130 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 108 FEET NORTHEAST OF AN 18 INCH PINE TREE AND 95 FEET NORTH WEST OF TWO 6 INCH PINE TREES WITH TRIANGLE BLAZES. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 1.4 METERS.
Azimuth Condition: Good

Your Directions:
There is a pulloff located west of Hwy 97 which contains a green metal gate. Use parking coordinates below. After accessing gate, head north from the gate 100 feet to the Azimuth Mark.


Parking Coords: N 41° 29.875 W 122° 19.773

Station Link: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
There will be no specific requirements for posting a log other than you must have visited and viewed the azimuth mark. Photos will be optional but preferrable as evidence.
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