1 HLZ

Coordinates:
N 41.48188° W 75.44609°
Location:
Elevation:
1416.097 ft.
Type:
Elevation Mark
Setting:
Bridge Wingwall
Year Established:
1964
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of July 4, 2014
  • Official USGS Description:

    South Canaan, 2.7 mi SW. of, along state hwy. at bridge over large drain; 20 ft NW. and 0.5 ft lower than center of bridge; in NW. wingwall; PDH standard disk stamped "1 HLZ 1964 USGS"

We're in this area at least once a year for our friend Dave's annual 4th of July picnic at Lake Spangenberg. For various reasons (usually because the weather is miserable!) we haven't used the opportunity to search for benchmarks in the area. This year, I decided to change that, and we selected two marks that looked like they would be simple and quick finds.

It was easy enough to find 1 HLZ and read the designation, but there's no way I was about to move the poison ivy covering the mark to get a better photo. The disk appears to be in good condition and is set as described, in the northwest wingwall of a small bridge along Cortez Road (S.R. 3018).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>