GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

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GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by astrobrewer » Jan 19 2020 4:15 pm

Someone made a very nice metal seat for the bench at the peak. The first set of numbers is clearly the GPS coordinates for Picketpost mountain. The second one is also GPS coordinates and it is has 6 digits of precision after the decimal point so it is intended to be a very precise location. I looked it up and it appears to be in a cemetery in Santiago de Surco, Peru. Maybe a specific grave site? Anyone know the history of this?

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Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by Tough_Boots » Feb 11 2020 11:33 am

Now some idiots promoting their social media and website have replaced the mailbox and bolted it to the summit. I guess the same stupidity that would allow someone to document and share themselves committing a felony also allows them to believe that heavy bolts will somehow magically thicken and strengthen an aluminum mailbox protecting it from future removal.
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Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by Alston_Neal » Feb 11 2020 1:20 pm

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Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 11 2020 5:15 pm

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Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by nonot » Feb 11 2020 9:56 pm

There are several plaques on the peak if you care to wander around away from the bench.
http://hikearizona.com/garmin_maps.php

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Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 11 2020 10:01 pm

nonot wrote:There are several plaques on the peak if you care to wander around away from the bench.
There also used to be a signal disc that was quite large.
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Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by CannondaleKid » Feb 12 2020 6:27 am

nonot wrote:There are several plaques on the peak if you care to wander around away from the bench.
Hit all four corners and cross the mesa back-and-forth a few times and you will likely find as assortment of plaques, crosses (one made from horseshoes), geocaches and even a trash-cache.
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Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Post by astrobrewer » Feb 14 2020 12:46 pm

chumley wrote:Interesting stuff though
Yup it is! Thanks for the information. By my calculation the six decimal places in the Peruvian latitude and longitude coordinates provide a location precision of about 4 inches in each.

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