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Details for Benchmark: KK1653

N 39° 04.905 W 104° 55.580 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 9063

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In EL PASO county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MT HERMAN
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Reference Points

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Actually found the marker that points to it--so I thought that it counts. Will post photo

[Photos:]
photoSurvey marker in area

Visited spot with two people who had seen the benchmark.nnit has been stolen. Found spot where I was installed.

Found this during Climb&Cache #2

Located RMs, as previous logs have said the main mark has been taken out. RMs are looking good though.

[Photos:]
photoOne of the Reference Marks For MT HERMAN

References are there, but no benchmark.

As others have stated, found references but missing benchmark :(

Found it...sort of. Reference marks were there, but the benchmark is gone.

I found the two refence marks, 1 and 2. I do not believe the actual benchmark is there as described by the USGS team. The really sad thing to me is all of the criminals that think they should take the markers.

Found two reference points.

[Photos:]
photo001
photo002

We found the two reference marks.

nice hike, nice view, "stinker on top"

Found it while hiking to the top with my daughter.

Found this one with the rest of the crew

Found while at the cache.

Found while out caching on Mt. Herman today.

Found while caching in the Mt. Herman area.

Found the reference disk

Found Reference Disk. Well since others are logging this B/M, I too am going to log it, since I found the spot where the B/M was suppose to be.

Top of mount Herman. It was a great day and a fun hike

I stumbled on this while looking for another cache.

Yes, We found the reference disc. Looked around for Benchmark but did not see anything. We actually just stumbled on the reference disc. Kathryn & Rick

Ditto what RustyBeerCan said. RM's still there. Need metal detector to check where campfire is.

I didn't realize that I logged the reference mark. Deleted my other log.

As Explorer99 said, the benchmark is gone.

[This entry was edited by mtn_goat on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 4:13:01 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoKK1653 Missing
photoKK1653 Reference Point

Well if everyone else is logging the reference marks as the bench mark I will too. But as was stated earlier the actual benchmark has been removed but the split rock with glue on it can be seen.

Found after a nice climb to the top and a few caches.

Found this one along with a few nearby caches, and LOTS of LadyBugs, I mean millions

[Photos:]
photoP1010082.JPG
A Loner LadyBug on the BenchMark.

The people who placed all of these must have some fun but they had to be motivated to do that job. Thanks, Achilles

Quite a steep hike to get here but the mountain top view & RM will reward your efforts.

[This entry was edited by n0wae on Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 6:56:11 PM.]

On a Fine January afternoon we hiked to the top of Mount Herman and used our GPSr to obtain the following coordinates: 39 04.905, 104 55.585 and UTM coordinates 13 506365 4325852 using Datum WGS84. This is reached in a one hour hike from the trail head on Mt. Herman Road.

BM is in good shape. found easily.

[Photos:]
photofound even in snow

FOUND the 2 RMs. the direction of the arrows both point to a Campfire ring

Found this one on hike to Mt Herman summit

Found my first benchmark -- by accident! Beautiful view!

Sitting on top of Mount Herman. Nice hike, not hard to find at all.

[Photos:]
photoMt. Herman
photoThe Marker and my GPS

We found the two reference marks and the boulder where the benchmark was located. The boulder was split in two and the benchmark removed. Remains of the glue/cement are all that is left.

Husker Nation.

[Photos:]
photoReference Mark
We found the two reference marks
photoMissing Benchmark
This is all that is left of the missing benchmark. We found the two reference marks.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1953 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1953 (RLE) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 3-1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MONUMENT AND IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT AND NEAR THE NORTH END OF MOUNT HERMAN. IT IS A STANDARD U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MARK SET FLUSH IN A BOULDER WHICH IS ABOUT 2.5 FEET IN DIAMETER AND PROJECTS 6 INCHES. THERE IS NO STAMPING ON THE MARK. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS A STANDARD U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MARK SET FLUSH IN A BOULDER WHICH IS 4 FEET LONG, 3 FEET WIDE AND PROJECTS 3 FEET. THERE IS NO STAMPING ON THE MARK. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS A STANDARD U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MARK SET FLUSH IN A BOULDER WHICH IS 3 FEET LONG, 2 FEET WIDE AND PROJECTS 1 FOOT. THERE IS NO STAMPING ON THE MARK. TRIANGULATION STATION MONUMENT WILL SERVE AS THE AZIMUTH MARK. SEE THE MONUMENT DESCRIPTION. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN WOODLAND PARK, GO EAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 24 FOR 0.15 MILE TO WHERE THE HIGHWAY TURNS RIGHT AND THE RAMPART RANGE ROAD CONTINUES EAST. GO EASTERLY ON THE RAMPART RANGE ROAD FOR 3.9 MILES TO A FORK, TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO NORTHERLY ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.55 MILES TO A FORK AND A SIGN PIKE NATIONAL FOREST. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO NORTHEASTERLY ON THE MAIN TRAVELED GRAVELED ROAD FOR 7.6 MILES TO A PICNIC GROUNDS ON THE RIGHT, CONTINUE NORTHERLY FOR 0.2 MILE TO A CURVE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZED TREE ON THE RIGHT AND THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FROM THIS POINT PACK NORTHEAST ALONG A SMALL STREAM ON A WELL MARKED TRAIL FOR ABOUT 0.2 MILE TO SEVERAL BLAZED TREES, TURN RIGHT. EASTERLY, UP HILL ON A WELL MARKED TRAIL FOR ABOUT 0.5 MILE TO A POINT JUST BEFORE REACHING THE TOP OF THE SADDLE OF THE HILL AND SEVERAL BLAZED TREES. TURN LEFT AND FOLLOW THE TRAIL NORTHWESTERLY FOR ABOUT 0.2 MILE TO A POINT JUST BEFORE REACHING A SMALL CREEK AND SEVERAL BLAZED TREES, AT THIS POINT TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTHERLY UP HILL FOR ABOUT 0.2 MILE TO THE HIGHEST POINT AND THE STATION AS DESCRIBED. THIS IS ABOUT A 1 HOUR PACK.
1/1/1953 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1953 STATION MARK--USGS STANDARD TABLET SET FLUSH IN BOULDER WHICH IS ABOUT 2.5 FT. IN DIAMETER PROJECTING 6 IN., NOT STAMPED. REFERENCE MARKS--NONE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1993.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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