Valley Peak 2, Santa Cruz Island

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Valley Peak 2, Santa Cruz Island is a survey station established by William E. Greenwell and his aid, Preston C. F. West on Tuesday, June 30, 1857:

“This station is on the top of the top of the highest peak of the ridge bordering the valley on the north side, in an easterly direction from Dr. Shaw’s house. The best way of getting to it from the beach is to follow the ridge that borders the harbor valley on the east side. A distinct trail can be seen about one hundred yards to the eastward of the fresh water pond near the landing. It is about thirty yards to the northward from Valley Peak signal.

In 1875 Stehman Forney described the station:

“Thirty yards north of Valley Peak 1 triangulation station on the highest peak of the ridge bordering the valley on the north side, in an easterly direction from the superintendent's house.”

The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1996.

  • [UTM 11: North 3,765,342.328 East 252,156.889]