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Details for Benchmark: KK2099

N 39° 44.578 W 105° 00.066 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 5209

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

Location:
In DENVER county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MCDONNELL
Marker Type:
metal rod
Setting:
stainless steel rod in sleve
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Found while touring Denver, mostly on foot

I could not get to this one because of the construction for the new biulding going in here, I don't know it will still be there when they are done or when they will be done.

I think this one is a goner... they are plowing the area that is in the photographs from older finds and putting down gravel parking lots etc...

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Picked it up on the job (I'm a land surveyor) for my GPS site calibration for a cell phone tower survey I was doing in the area.

Found while attending FEMA's MapMod Denver Summit.

[Photos:]
photoKK2099 LOCATION.jpg
photoKK2099; DENVER, CO.jpg
photoSKYLINE FROM KK2099 AT SUNRISE.jpg

I’m on a business trip in Denver, Colorado – so I take the chance to catch some caches and benchmarks on my weekend.
Nice place - in the middle of nowhere.
Was cache #10 today. Thanks and best regards
willimax from Germany

12:31 I live nearby so I decided to try to find a couple of benchmarks...

[Photos:]
photoKK2099 & Garmin ETrex

found as described. lid was open. Using Garmin etrex vista loged 5:49pm elev 5209ft N 39 44.579 W105 00.066 +/- 18ft

[last edit: 9/22/2003 5:23:36 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photoKK2099

easy find. photo to follow.

[Photos:]
photokk2099

easy find. could not open can.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1991 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1991 STATION IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN DENVER, 1.2 KM (0.7 MI) NORTHWEST OF EXIT 210 OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 25, ON THE AURARIA CAMPUS OF METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE, IN A LARGE GRASS AREA BETWEEN SPEER BOULEVARD AND ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH, IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 33, T 3 S, R 68 W. OWNERSHIP--THE AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER, HISTORIC NINTH STREET PARK, 1027 NINTH STREET, PO BOX 4615-A, DENVER, CO 80204. TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 25 AND STATE HIGHWAY 33 (EXIT 210) IN DENVER, GO NORTHEAST ON HIGHWAY 33 (AURARIA PARKWAY) FOR 1.4 KM (0.9 MI) TO A CROSS STREET. TURN RIGHT, SOUTHEAST, ON SPEER BOULEVARD FOR 0.46 KM (0.29 MI) TO A ROAD RIGHT AT SIGN -AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER-. TURN RIGHT, SOUTHWEST, FOR 0.05 KM (0.03 MI) TO A TOLL BOOTH. CONTINUE AHEAD, SOUTHWEST, THEN NORTHWEST ON STREET FOR 0.09 KM (0.06 MI) TO A CIRCLE DRIVE ON THE RIGHT AND CHURCH ON THE LEFT. BEAR RIGHT ON CIRCLE DRIVE FOR 30 M (98.4 FT) TO STATION ON THE RIGHT. NOTE--STRADDLE CURB FOR PARKING AND BE AWARE OF SPRINKLER HEADS. STATION MARK IS A PUNCH HOLE TOP CENTER IN A STEEL ROD ENCASED IN A PVC PIPE WITH LOGO CAP SET IN A 0.5 M (1.6 FT) CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 29.0 M (95.1 FT) EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE CURB ALONG THE CIRCULAR DRIVE, 3.0 M (9.8 FT) WEST-SOUTHWEST OF A DIRT PATH ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE AREA, 18 M (59.1 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE EDGE OF A CHIP-COVERED BUSH AREA, 30.3 M (99.4 FT) SOUTHWEST OF SIDEWALK EDGE, 39.7 M (130.2 FT) NORTHWEST OF NORTH CORNER OF A PARKING LOT AND 13 M (42.7 FT) NORTHWEST OF A LOW GROUND HUMP. DESCRIBED BY G.R.HEID
05/06/1995 by CODOT (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1995 (KAW) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
10/02/1995 by CHANCE (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY JE CHANCE AND ASSOCIATES 1995 (FND) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS$THE STATION IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN DENVER, ON THE AURARIA CAMPUS OF METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE, IN A LARGE GRASSY AREA BETWEEN SPEER BOULEVARD AND ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH, IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 33, T 3 S, R 68 W, 6TH P.M. OWNERSHIP--THE AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER, HISTORIC NINTH STREET PARK, 1027 NINTH STREET, P.O. BOX 4615-A, DENVER, CO 80204$TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 25 AND U.S. HIGHWAY 6 (6TH AVENUE) GO NORTH ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 25 FOR 0.9 MI (1.4 KM) TO EXIT 210 TO AURARIA PARKWAY (STATE HIGHWAY 33) ON THE RIGHT. BEAR RIGHT AND GO NORTH ALONG THE EXIT RAMP AND NORTHEAST ALONG AURARIA PARKWAY (HIGHWAY 33) FOR 0.9 MI (1.4 KM) TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SPEER BOULEVARD. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTHEAST ALONG SPEER BOULEVARD FOR 0.4 MI (0.6 KM) TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A STREET TO THE RIGHT AT SIGN --AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER--. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTHWEST ALONG THE STREET FOR 0.03 MI (0.05 KM) TO A TOLL BOOTH. CONTINUE AHEAD AND GO SOUTHWEST FOR 0.02 MI (0.03 KM) TO AN INTERSECTION WITH A STREET TO THE RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTHEAST FOR 0.05 MI (0.08 KM) TO A CIRCLE DRIVE ON THE RIGHT AND ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH ON THE LEFT. BEAR RIGHT ON CIRCLE DRIVE FOR ABOUT 100 FT (30.5 M) TO STATION ON THE RIGHT. NOTE--STRADDLE CURB FOR PARKING AND BE AWARE OF SPRINKLER HEADS$THE STATION MARK IS A PUNCH HOLE CENTERED IN THE TOP OF A 9/16-INCH STAINLESS STEEL ROD ENCASED IN A PVC PIPE WITH A LOGO CAP STAMPED --MCDONNELL 1991-- SET IN A CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH GROUND LEVEL. IT IS 95.0 FT (29.0 M) EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE FLOWLINE OF THE CURB ALONG THE CIRCLE DRIVE, 99.5 FT (30.3 M) SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST EDGE OF A CONCRETE SIDEWALK, 129.6 FT (39.5 M) NORTHWEST OF THE FLOWLINE OF A CURB ALONG THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF A PARKING LOT, AND 140.5 FT (42.8 M) NORTHEAST OF A CONCRETE LIGHT POLE$DESCRIBED BY F.N. DREXEL
04/11/1996 by MSAM (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MOUNTAIN SURVEYING 1996 (RSC) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1992.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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