ROON

NGS PID:
KU4063
Coordinates:
N 40.985983° W 73.9065°
Location:
Elevation:
321 ft.
Type:
Triangulation Station Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1930
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of August 10, 2005

Rich and I had a few tri-stations in mind as possible diversions on our day-trip to the Palisades, but the main goal of the day was just hiking and exploring. ROON was so close to the parking area we couldn't resist taking a look for it before beginning the rest of the day's adventures.

Poison ivy was abundant near ROON, but fortunately we found the station mark (which is marked by a large painted white cross) without incident.

RM 1 was spotted on the far end of a poison ivy-blanketed boulder; we were able to find a steady perch and take a few photos carefully.

Walking the bearing to RM 2 indicated on the datasheet would have taken us right into the largest patch of poison ivy in the area, so we decided to avoid it at present.

We took a cursory glance around for the drill hole (witness mark) without results. The boulders previously lining the east side of the road seem to have been either replaced or built into a more solid stone wall. Several of them have drill holes through, but there's no way of knowing which may have been the witness mark, if any. None was at the precise location indicated on the datasheet.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

The station mark and reference mark 1 were recovered in good condition. The station mark is located at the center of a large white painted cross such as those used for aerial surveys. Reference mark 2 was not searched for at this time due to the heavy growth of poison ivy in the area. The witness mark was not found.

NGS Triangulation Station Disk ROON
NGS Triangulation Station Disk ROON
Eyelevel view of disk and cross.
Eyelevel view of disk and cross.
Looking N along the Hudson River.
Looking N along the Hudson River.
Looking E toward Yonkers, NY.
Looking E toward Yonkers, NY.
Looking SE.
Looking SE.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
ROON RM 1 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk ROON RM 1
ROON RM 2 Not Found Unknown (Not Found)