A 471

NGS PID:
DA1200
Coordinates:
N 32.028777° W 112.799944°
Location:
Elevation:
1743.73 ft.
Type:
Vertical Control Mark
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1981
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of March 28, 2019

The next one was a bit tricky too, but we found a decently sized pulloff on the same (east) side of the road as the mark. The only problem was that we had to walk down the road shoulder for a short distance before we could hop up onto a level, relatively clear surface. (Keep in mind the traffic is moving at 70+mph—yikes. And there is a lot of traffic at this time of year, mainly RVs going to and from Rocky Point in Mexico.)

I was walking toward the coordinates when Rich said "here it is!" But it actually wasn't A 471—what he had found was a Department of Agriculture disk only about 50 feet away from the disk we had been seeking, which turned out to be right alongside the road. So we got a two-fer this time, and as a bonus will get to correct the handheld coordinates submitted by a geocacher (he had obviously made a typo and was off by a full minute of longitude).

A 471 is in good condition, as described in 1981. The witness sign is still present.

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