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Details for Benchmark: KK1963

N 39° 14.027 W 105° 16.230 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 7932

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

Location:
In JEFFERSON county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CHEESMAN
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Great spot!

[Photos:]
photoCheesman Benchmark
photoP1000073

Good one.

The large balanced rock is a thumb shaped rock if viewed from the East or West. This description of the rock is given for BM KK1955. Not too bad a hike if you start at intersection of the road going to Cheesman Lake. I believe the 2 Reference Marks up there are for this disk (KK1963) and not KK1955, as they are pointing at the Cheesman disk and found no other disk or sign of where one had been. I did find a nail in the boulder over the edge though.

[Photos:]
photoKK1963 CHEESMAN
photoBALANCED ROCK THUMB ROCK
photoCHEESMAN BM ON CHEESMAN MTN WITH VIEW OF CHEESMAN
photoKK1963 SETTIN WITH VIEW TO WEST

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1944 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1956 by USGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1956 TO REACH FROM DECKERS, GO W. ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 126 2.0 MI., THEN SW. ALONG RD. TO CHEESMAN LAKE 2.2 MI. AND END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. PACK E. UP HILL TO EASTERN MOST HIGHEST POINT AND STATION. STATION IS LOCATED 80 FT. E. OF LARGE BALANCED ROCK. ABOUT A 30 MIN. PACK. STATION MARK--STANDARD TABLET, STAMPED ---CHEESMAN 1944---. 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  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)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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