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Details for Benchmark: KL0622

N 39° 23.836 W 106° 06.382 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 14271

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

Location:
In SUMMIT county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
QUANDARY
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:

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We made it to the top and located the benchmark.

Found the main triangulation station and reference mark N01

I can't walk this far and not log the benchmark too. Found in good shape.

This is my first 14er. It was a difficult hike. What a view.

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found the benchmark before finding the nearby geocache

Got one picture here before my camera shut down due to the cold. Plenty of wind on the summit today, didn't spend much time on top. Mark recovered as described, in good condition.

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photoQUANDARY Station Marker Closeup

Found this benchmark quickly on the Quandary summit.

Found benchmark first, then register, then nearby geocache,

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photoQuandry benchmk

Great day for a hike.

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photoQuandary Peak station disk

I actually found this benchmark on July 27, 2014 after a wonderful climb/scramble with Denali41 and Kenyansherpa up the west ridge to the summit.

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photoQuandary
photoShaggy goats

Found on my second 14er

After a long hike up the mountain, I finally found this guy. What a great view.

It's quite golden. Basically tripped over the station mark, so didn't go looking for the reference marks to lead me to it.

I've been to the summit of Quandary several times over the years and have viewed this BM on most of my times on the summit.

Wasn't able to find the geocache on Quandary Peak, but I at least took a picture of both benchmarks.

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photoQuandary Benchmark
photoQuandary Benchmark #2

Yeah. My first 14er. Saw many mt goats and had a nice 300' glissade on the way down.

No snow on Quandary but lots of wind.

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Fantastic day for a climb up Quandary. Great views from the summit!

WE had a splendid hike--the views were terrific and the weather was excellent. Nice to get the benchmark.

Found along with the 2 reference marks on a very cold peak! Then hurried down to the warmth!

It was easy to find this one on the peak. Reference mark no.2 is easily visible just SW of the benchmark. I didn't reference mark no. 1 but I didn't look very hard.

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photoKL0622
photoreference mark no.2

My first 14er. Clouds had visibility down to just a few feet so the benchmark was about the only thing I got to see from the top.

Found this and a nearby disc (a triangulation station?) after summiting the state's 13th highest peak with my son today. Very cool to get a shot like this - I love the high benchmarks because they all seem to be engraved with the name of the peak.

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Quandary summit benchmark

My favorite 14er!!

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Found on solo summit of Quandary

forgot to log this when we did the hike,

found with no problem while on the summit

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photoQuandary

Had a nice climb up Quandary today. Had the summit all to myself for about 30 minutes. Located the benchmark and one reference mark. There used to be a cache somewhere up here, but all my searching was in vain. Still, nice day! Rains wouldn't come until later, after I was well down.

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photoQuandary benchmark
photoOne of the reference markers
Didn't see the other one that others found, but didn't realize there were supposed to be any up here, so...

Another gorgeous day to be out in the mountains.

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photoQuandry

My first 14ner and what a fantastic day to do it. I can't wait to bag more of these.

My first 14er and my first benchmark! I had originally planned to find the cache at the top - Uber's Quandary - but the wind was so strong that it was all I could do to stop myself from being blown off the top. I spotted the benchmark as I was leaving and couldn't pass it up without taking a picture. Incredible view and well worth the long hike. The mountain goats and pika were a great diversion and very entertaining.

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photoBenchmark on Quandary Peak

Awesome view!

Found while geocaching.

A bit of a climb for a sea level Californian. Worth it though. Found the nearby cache after it had been replaced only four days earlier.

We found the two reference marks.

Got this one today but couldnt find the cache that was supposed to be up here. Such a beautiful view from up here.

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photoQuandry Marker
14,265 feet above sea level. And not a bad climb today considering its the midde on January in Colorado.

My wife knows I like to bag BMs, so I sent her up ahead...

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photoKL0622 BM

Great Hike!!! My first 14er!!!

Great 14er to be on this time of year!

Great hike! Loved the view, and now I can say I've done a fourteener!!

Found this while searching for the geocache nearby.

I found it after an exhausting hike... well worth it.

Found with Uberquandary on trip up the west ridge of Quandary, along with a trip up Fletcher Mountain as well.

Found it, all in good shape!

Found while atop Quandary Peak

By far my favorite benchmark recovery yet. My first but surely not my last above 14,000 ft. Disks are in fairly good shape. Was glad the snow has retreated enough to be able to see the benchmark.

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photoQuandary close up
photoEye level shot with a view!
photoRef. #1 close up
photoRef. #2 close up
photoBenchmark on top of this.

A beautiful day in the mtns. No clouds, stayed on the peak until 2:30pm.

Easy to spot on the summit - TDawn was first on the summit with DS, SS, and JB of Clan Denver to follow. This was TDawn's first 14er - YIPPEE! The marker is in good shape. There is also another disk not far away. This is a very popular trail and it was very busy today. JB of Clan Denver

Found on a very windy day.

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photoQuandary Benchmark
Me and my wife sitting next to the benchmark.

Great hike up Quandary. Actually two benchmarks there.

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it's still there and in good shape, made it to the summit of my 11th 14er!!

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photoReference mark

Found it on a beautiful clear summer's day. You can see many mountain ranges from this summit.

Yep, this benchmark hasn't moved from the top of Quandary Peak. It must be quite popular to touch it becuase it is well polished by the many visitors to the peak.

Found it on early season climb of Quandary Peak. We're trying to do all the Colorado 14'ers over the next few years. 6 of 7 in our group made it to the summit. Still some significant snowfields en route that made the going slow. Took 5 hours to reach the summit from the trailhead - usually takes 3-3 1/2 hours. Beautiful weather - no storms rolled in. A great day.

Found it on our hike of Mount Quandary.
Tom, Josh & Haley

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1951 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1951 (WRH) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF QUANDARY PEAK, ABOUT 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BRECKENRIDGE, 6-1/2 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF ALMA, ABOUT 4 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF CLIMAX AND ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOOSIER PASS. TO REACH, FROM THE U.S. POST OFFICE IN BRECKENRIDGE, GO WEST 0.15 MILE TO STATE HIGHWAY 9. TURN LEFT, AND GO SOUTH, ON STATE HIGHWAY 9, FOR 8.7 MILES TO SIDE ROAD RIGHT AND JUST BEFORE REACHING HAIR-PIN TURN. TURN SHARP RIGHT AND PASS THROUGH GATE IN SNOW FENCE, AND GO WEST, UP NORTH SIDE OF CANYON 0.4 MILE TO FORKS. TAKE RIGHT FORK, AND GO WEST, UP NORTH SIDE OF CANYON 0.2 MILE TO FORKS. TURN SHARP RIGHT, AND GO NORTH, UP HILL 0.4 MILE TO OLD MINE. THENCE PACK WESTERLY, UP RIDGE TO HIGHEST POINT OF PEAK AND THE STATION. PACKING TIME FIVE HOURS. THE STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED QUANDARY 1951, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 5 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED QUANDARY NO 1 1951, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER 4 FEET IN DIAMETER WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 18 INCHES AND IS ABOUT 3 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED QUANDARY NO 2 1951, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER 3 FEET IN DIAMETER WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 3 FEET AND IS ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS A U.S. GEOLOGICAL-STATE COOPERATIVE SURVEY DISK, STAMPED H 10 1927, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER 3 FEET IN DIAMETER WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 12 INCHES. IT IS LOCATED 75 FEET WEST OF STATE HIGHWAY 9 AND 18 FEET EAST OF A SNOW FENCE. TO REACH, FROM THE U.S. POST OFFICE IN BRECKENRIDGE, GO WEST 0.15 MILE TO STATE HIGHWAY 9. TURN LEFT, AND GO SOUTH, ON STATE HIGHWAY 9, FOR 8.7 MILES TO SIDE ROAD RIGHT AND SNOW FENCE AND THE AZIMUTH MARK.
01/01/1959 by AMS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US ARMY MAP SERVICE (NOW DMA) 1959 STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE MARK IS 15 FEET SSE OF SHARP DROP-OFF TO THE N. 63 FEET WSW OF THE N MOST POINTED OUTCROPPING OF ROCK ON THE N SIDE OF PEAK. 134 FEET ENE OF EDGE OF SHARP DROP-OFF. 99 FEET E OF THE CENTER OF SMALL PROMINENT SADDLE ON SUMMIT OF RIDGE AND 160 FEET ESE OF SMALL POINT OF OUTCROPPING ROCK.
01/01/1970 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1970 STATION MARK--STANDARD USC AND GS DISK SET IN DRILL HOLE, IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK, AND STAMPED ---QUANDARY 1951---.
01/01/1981 by LOCENG (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL ENGINEER (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1981 (BFK) QUANDARY 1951 RECOVERED EXCELLENT. QUANDARY NO 1 1951 RECOVERED EXCELLENT. QUANDARY NO. 2 1951 RECOVERED EXCELLENT.

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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