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While hiking in a local state park (Henry W. Coe) I saw a survey marker just off the trail set in a concrete footer. I took a photo (sorry, it was a real photo not digital and thus not on my computer). It was marked "California Dept of Parks & Beaches" with the year 1966 and the designation F-5 stamped into it. I read the FAQ on benchmarks that aren't on the website, so I just wanted to share this info with everyone. I'm hoping someone can give me some history on these benchmarks and maybe a little about the old department of Parks and Beaches. I'll try to get the phot scanned, but until then, for those who are interested, the location is:

 

N37°10.934 W121.31746

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Henry W. Coe... is that the one that's just north of Big Basin? (Sorry... too lazy to look it up on the web at the moment)

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Hello CaliCoe,

 

Did you ever find out what the deal was with that benchmark? I found one recently at Big Basin Redwoods State Park at N 37 10.522' W 122 13.972' that I'm having trouble finding information on (or any information on California-specific benchmarks in general).

 

Here's what I know:

 

Coordinates -- N 37 10.522' W 122 13.972'

Altitude (as reported by my GPS) -- 1264 ft

Markings --

 

L.S. 2716

 

S 6

1/4 --|-- 1

 

S 7

 

L.S. 2716

 

DSCN1723.JPG

DSCN1724.JPG

 

While hiking in a local state park (Henry W. Coe) I saw a survey marker just off the trail set in a concrete footer. I took a photo (sorry, it was a real photo not digital and thus not on my computer). It was marked "California Dept of Parks & Beaches" with the year 1966 and the designation F-5 stamped into it. I read the FAQ on benchmarks that aren't on the website, so I just wanted to share this info with everyone. I'm hoping someone can give me some history on these benchmarks and maybe a little about the old department of Parks and Beaches. I'll try to get the phot scanned, but until then, for those who are interested, the location is:

 

N37°10.934 W121.31746

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Hello CaliCoe,

 

Did you ever find out what the deal was with that benchmark? I found one recently at Big Basin Redwoods State Park at N 37 10.522' W 122 13.972' that I'm having trouble finding information on (or any information on California-specific benchmarks in general).

 

Here's what I know:

 

Coordinates -- N 37 10.522' W 122 13.972'

Altitude (as reported by my GPS) -- 1264 ft

Markings --

 

L.S. 2716

 

S 6

1/4 --|-- 1

 

S 7

 

L.S. 2716

 

DSCN1723.JPG

DSCN1724.JPG

 

While hiking in a local state park (Henry W. Coe) I saw a survey marker just off the trail set in a concrete footer. I took a photo (sorry, it was a real photo not digital and thus not on my computer). It was marked "California Dept of Parks & Beaches" with the year 1966 and the designation F-5 stamped into it. I read the FAQ on benchmarks that aren't on the website, so I just wanted to share this info with everyone. I'm hoping someone can give me some history on these benchmarks and maybe a little about the old department of Parks and Beaches. I'll try to get the phot scanned, but until then, for those who are interested, the location is:

 

N37°10.934 W121.31746

 

I believe the mark pictured above is a Public Land Survey System marker placed on the boundary between Section 6 and Section 7 of 9S 3W. (This would be referred to as a "quarter corner" marker as it is halfway between two section corners.)

 

Here's an image to show what I found:

plsscalifornia.jpg

 

And that mapping system is accessible here:

http://www.geocommunicator.gov/GeoComm/lsis_home/home/

Under Interactive Maps/PLSS

More info on the PLSS in general can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Land_Survey_System

 

As for the other one mentioned in here, a picture would be helpful, but taking a guess based on the coordinates (which I assume were supposed to be N37 10.934' W121 31.746 not W121.31746) and say that it might have been placed as a park boundary marker.

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Hello CaliCoe,

 

Did you ever find out what the deal was with that benchmark? I found one recently at Big Basin Redwoods State Park at N 37 10.522' W 122 13.972' that I'm having trouble finding information on (or any information on California-specific benchmarks in general).

 

Here's what I know:

 

Coordinates -- N 37 10.522' W 122 13.972'

Altitude (as reported by my GPS) -- 1264 ft

Markings --

 

L.S. 2716

 

S 6

1/4 --|-- 1

 

S 7

 

L.S. 2716

 

DSCN1723.JPG

DSCN1724.JPG

 

While hiking in a local state park (Henry W. Coe) I saw a survey marker just off the trail set in a concrete footer. I took a photo (sorry, it was a real photo not digital and thus not on my computer). It was marked "California Dept of Parks & Beaches" with the year 1966 and the designation F-5 stamped into it. I read the FAQ on benchmarks that aren't on the website, so I just wanted to share this info with everyone. I'm hoping someone can give me some history on these benchmarks and maybe a little about the old department of Parks and Beaches. I'll try to get the phot scanned, but until then, for those who are interested, the location is:

 

N37°10.934 W121.31746

 

I believe the mark pictured above is a Public Land Survey System marker placed on the boundary between Section 6 and Section 7 of 9S 3W. (This would be referred to as a "quarter corner" marker as it is halfway between two section corners.)

 

Here's an image to show what I found:

plsscalifornia.jpg

 

And that mapping system is accessible here:

http://www.geocommunicator.gov/GeoComm/lsis_home/home/

Under Interactive Maps/PLSS

More info on the PLSS in general can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Land_Survey_System

 

As for the other one mentioned in here, a picture would be helpful, but taking a guess based on the coordinates (which I assume were supposed to be N37 10.934' W121 31.746 not W121.31746) and say that it might have been placed as a park boundary marker.

 

Thanks, EdrickV!

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