MARY AZ MK

NGS PID:
HW3666
Coordinates:
N 38.661183° W 78.320233°
Location:
Elevation:
2297.8 ft.
Type:
Azimuth Mark Disk
Setting:
Boulder
Year Established:
1965
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 29, 2006

For more information, see: MARY

This was the second benchmark hunt (and the first totally successful one) of our first day in Shenandoah National Park. Rich and I entered the park in Front Royal, at the northern terminus of Skyline Drive, and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying a leisurely drive through the northern section of the park, stopping here and there at various overlooks and attractions. The interchange with Route 211 was our stopping point for today, and how appropriate! — an azimuth mark was located somewhere in the grassy area encircled by the exit ramp. A short walk through the scratchy brush brought us directly to a large boulder and the mark set on top. It's in good condition, and no additions or corrections to the datasheet description are necessary.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.
NGS Azimuth Mark Disk MARY AZ MK
NGS Azimuth Mark Disk MARY AZ MK
Eyelevel view of disk on the large rock outcrop.
Eyelevel view of disk on the large rock outcrop.
Looking SSW toward the Skyline Drive bridge over Route 211.
Looking SSW toward the Skyline Drive bridge over Route 211.
Looking E toward Route 211 and the ramp entrance.
Looking E toward Route 211 and the ramp entrance.

The interchange and site of AZ MK viewed from Mary's Rock.
The interchange and site of AZ MK viewed from Mary’s Rock.

For more information, see: MARY