East Peak 1960 - Marin County, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 55.752 W 122° 34.661
10S E 537114 N 4198043
Quick Description: This benchmark disk is located near the summit of the East Park of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2011 4:26:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMD72X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 3

Long Description:
This benchmark disk is located near the summit of the East Park of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. It along the trail on the way up to Gardner Lookout Tower.

Documented History (by the NGS)
01/01/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (JCM) THE STATION IS LOCATED NEAR THE GARDNER LOOKOUT HOUSE ON THE TOP OF THE EAST PEAK OF MOUNT TAMALPAIS, AIRLINE ABOUT 4 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF STINSON BEACH, 2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KENTFIELD, AND 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF MILL VALLEY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 101 AND STATE HIGHWAY 1 ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF THE NORTH END OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, GO WESTERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 1 FOR 3.8 MILES TO A FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO NORTH 0.8 MILE TO A CROSS ROAD. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD AND FOLLOW SIGNS MOUNT TAMALPAIS FOR 7.7 MILES TO THE ENTRANCE TO A MILITARY RESERVATION ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE EAST ON THE MAIN ROAD 1.9 MILES TO THE END OF THE ROAD AT A LARGE PARKING AREA. PACK NORTHEAST ALONG A TRAIL ABOUT 1/5 MILE TO THE TOP OF THE PEAK, THE GARDNER LOOKOUT HOUSE, AND THE STATION. THE STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED EAST PK 1960 CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK THAT PROJECTS 3 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND ON THE SOUTH SIDE AND ABOUT 14 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND ON THE NORTH SIDE. IT IS 37 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE AND 10 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER OF A MORTARED ROCK PATH. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED EAST PK NO 1 1960 CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK THAT PROJECTS 2 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS ABOUT 3 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED EAST PK NO 2 1960 CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK THAT PROJECTS 3 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS ABOUT 1 FOOT LOWER THAN THE STATION. MOUNT TAMALPAIS 2 1951 WAS USED AS THE AZIMUTH MARK.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: EAST PK 1960

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Benchmark Agency (if other): USGS

Monumentation type: TRIANGULATION STATION disk

County: Marin

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: San Rafael

Special category (optional): Mountain summit marks

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

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

NGS PID: HT3388

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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