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NGS Benchmark Series.
This is a series to show geocachers more of our nation's benchmarks. Though they can be found in every county in the continental U.S. benchmarks are are just another little known survey tool to the public. But when you look on the NGS site or Geocaching.com you can see every detail about them. There is also description for each that tells exactly where they are. These descriptions interest me the most, at times you have to wonder where in the world did the railroad track go that was 50 feet from a certain benchmark years ago. I hope that this series gives a historical insight to geocachers of what our country looked like in the years past.
Location: Douglas County, CO
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: surrounded by a mass of concrete
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.
DESCRIBED BY MOUNTAIN SURVEYING AND MAPPING INC 1993 (KCH)
THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 10 MILES (16.1 KM) SOUTHEAST OF CASTLE
ROCK, COLORADO, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF EAST UPPER LAKE GULCH ROAD, IN
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 66 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M.,
OWNERSHIP-- DOUGLAS COUNTY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERCHANGE
OF INTERSTATE 25 AND UPPER LAKE GULCH ROAD EXIT---, GO EAST ON UPPER
LAKE GULCH ROAD FOR 4.9 MILES (7.9 KM) TO THE STATION OF THE SOUTH.
THE STATION IS A BRASS DISK SET IN CONCRETE, FLUSH WITH THE GROUND,
2.4 FEET (0.7 M) SOUTH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY FIBERGLASS WITNESS POST, 34
FEET (10.4 M) SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF SOUTH LAKE GULCH ROAD, 36.5
WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF A FIELD ROAD.
The benchmark is located on the other side of the fence by about six feet, but there is no need to trespass to get the cache. Good luck and have fun!
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum