MOUNT DESERT RESET

NGS PID:
PE1778
Coordinates:
N 44.351333° W 68.22655°
Location:
Elevation:
1518 ft.
Type:
Triangulation Station Disk
Setting:
Bedrock
Year Established:
1856
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 11, 2005

This was my fourth benchmark find on a day that went very quickly from 90° and sunny (while we were hiking on Bar Island) to about 45°, dark and misty (while we were eating our lobster lunch at Beal's). Still beneath a heavy fog, we drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain intending to log a few benchmarks and a virtual cache. MOUNT DESERT RESET was easy to find, as were both of its reference marks and the USGS station K 24. All marks appear to be in fair to good condition.

(Recovered on September 12, 2002)

While vacationing on M.D.I. I decided to search for a few local benchmarks. I drove out along the Park Loop Road from Bar Harbor up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain and easily found all FOUR marks in this set using the historical description. At the station my Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated 7.5 feet from the posted coordinates for the station. These four discs were all quite visible and are in excellent condition. I've hiked this trail many times. ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Triangulation Station Disk MOUNT DESERT RESET
NGS Triangulation Station Disk MOUNT DESERT RESET
GPSr and the station mark.
GPSr and the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.
The general area near the station mark.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
MOUNT DESERT RESET RM 1 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk MOUNT DESERT RESET RM 1
MOUNT DESERT RESET RM 2 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk MOUNT DESERT RESET RM 2

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