Grid System for Sandia Mountains   (ver 1)
Note: This page contains information pertaining to the original version of my Sandia Grid, which I no longer use. It is here solely for historical purposes.   For current Grid information Click Here.
The Sandia Grid System assigns letters to minutes of latitude and longitude:
  • Latitude begins at 35░0'n and sequences northward through 35░22'.
  • Longitude begins at 106░15'w and sequences westward through 106░37'.
  • Format for point names is lat-grid-label, lon-grid-label, seconds-of-latitude, seconds-of-longitude.
  • Example: The Pino Trailhead is labeled KQ4813. This point is at lat grid K (35░9'n) & lon grid Q (106░28'w) with seconds values of 48"lat and 13"lon. Actual co÷rdinate value is 35░9'48"n 106░28'13"w.
  • Since current USGS and USFS maps of this area still refer to North American Datum 1927 (nad27), the grid and point designations are based on that datum.
  • To avoid confusion with the numerals zero and one, the letters I L O are not used.
    
    grid  lat  long
         35░n  106░w
     A     0'   15'
     B     1    16
     C     2    17
     D     3    18
     E     4    19
     F     5    20
     G     6    21
     H     7'   22' 
     J     8    23
     K     9    24
     M    10    25
     N    11    26
     P    12    27
     Q    13    28
     R    14    29
     S    15'   30'
     T    16    31
     U    17    32
     V    18    33
     W    19    34
     X    20    35
     Y    21    36
     Z    22'   37'
  • Sandia Grid 2
    MycoWest.net/gps/sg1.htm
    dmw . 2o16-o4-o5