BALD HILL RESET

NGS PID:
LX4439
Coordinates:
N 41.501616° W 73.917366°
Location:
Elevation:
1503 ft.
Type:
Triangulation Station Disk
Setting:
Bedrock
Year Established:
1852
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 10, 2006

This station has quite an interesting, and confusing, history. The 1938 recovery makes mention of setting an azimuth mark, which is not referred to anywhere else on the datasheet. This same recovery also mentions an “old azimuth not visible due to heavy growth of brush and timber” and it's not clear what this referred to, either.

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

The station and all three reference marks were recovered in good condition on rock outcrops, as described. A drill hole was found in the outcrop near RM 3, but no attempt was made to match its location to the descriptions of drill holes provided in earlier recovery notes. After the recovery was made, rocks were again put in place over the station mark to return it to the same condition it was in when found.

The station is near the high point of Bald Hill in the Fishkill Ridge Conservation Area. It can be reached via the Fishkill Ridge Trail.

Handheld GPS coordinates for RM 1 are 41 30 05.8(N) 073 55 01.7(W).

Handheld GPS coordinates for RM 2 are 41 30 06.3(N) 073 55 02.3(W).

Handheld GPS coordinates for RM 3 are 41 30 06.0(N) 073 55 02.8(W).

NGS Triangulation Station Disk BALD HILL RESET
NGS Triangulation Station Disk BALD HILL RESET
Eyelevel view of the disk on bedrock.
Eyelevel view of the disk on bedrock.
View of the mark, cleared of debris, surrounded by rocks.
View of the mark, cleared of debris, surrounded by rocks.
The station mark is once again protected; we re-covered it with stones before leaving the area.
The station mark is once again protected; we re-covered it with stones before leaving the area.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
BALD HILL RESET RM 1 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk BALD HILL RESET RM 1
BALD HILL RESET RM 2 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk BALD HILL RESET RM 2
BALD HILL RESET RM 3 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk BALD HILL RESET RM 3