FLATTOP

NGS PID:
ER0546
Coordinates:
N 34.823483° W 109.820466°
Location:
Elevation:
5856 ft.
Type:
Triangulation Station Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1936
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 19, 2008
A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

The station, both reference marks, and the azimuth mark were recovered in good condition. The station mark is located at the base of a large rock cairn. The summit sign near the azimuth mark was not found, but a witness sign is posted at the azimuth mark.

Handheld GPS WAAS-corrected coordinates for RM 1 are 34 49 24.8(N) 109 49 13.7(W).

Handheld GPS WAAS-corrected coordinates for RM 2 are 34 49 24.7(N) 109 49 13.1(W).

Handheld GPS WAAS-corrected coordinates for the azimuth mark are 34 49 48.4(N) 109 49 25.6(W).

USGS Triangulation Station Disk FLATTOP
USGS Triangulation Station Disk FLATTOP
Eyelevel view of the station disk set in rock outcrop at cairn base.
Eyelevel view of the station disk set in rock outcrop at cairn base.
Station disk at base of cairn, and Rich taking a photo of the area.
Station disk at base of cairn, and Rich taking a photo of the area.
View from the station out over the Painted Desert landscape.
View from the station out over the Painted Desert landscape.
The cairn and its surroundings on top of the mesa.
The cairn and its surroundings on top of the mesa.
The crazy terrain we navigated to find this mark.
The crazy terrain we navigated to find this mark.

A closer view of the Flattop, with our goal indicated.
A closer view of the Flattop, with our goal indicated.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
FLATTOP AZ MK Recovered Good USGS Azimuth Mark Disk FLATTOP AZ MK
FLATTOP RM 1 Recovered Good USGS Reference Mark Disk FLATTOP RM 1
FLATTOP RM 2 Recovered Good USGS Reference Mark Disk FLATTOP RM 2