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Details for Benchmark: KW2063

N 40° 00.950 W 077° 18.600 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1199.1

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

Location:
In CUMBERLAND county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
P 164
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Logged during a lunch time drive through beautiful Michaux Forest. All is fine - coordinates previously posted led me right to it!

[Photos:]
photoKW2063 - leafy setting - November 11, 2014
photoKW2063 - hiding - November 11, 2014
photoKW2063 - out in the open - November 11, 2014

Overshot the area in the car, but this one wasn't too difficult with help of photos and handheld coords.

N 40°00.962 W 077°18.600

Recovered in good condition...

Note: 6" triangle-blazed oak tree is gone - a stump remains. The mark is 10 feet NE of a 12" tree...also trail road has all but vanished...

[Photos:]
photoP 164 (KW2063) disk - CumberlandCounty, PA
photoP 164 (KW2063) area - view looking S
photoP 164 (KW2063) area - view looking NE

I expected to find this BM at the top of the ridge. After checking the GPS, the true location
was revealed.

Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

My friend and I found this benchmark location with no difficulty. The benchmark is in place as described. The round concrete monument mentioned in the description looked like a square post to me, but hey, what do I know. In any case, the coordinates and description are adequate for recovery. This is a very nice benchmark in terrific condition. My thanks to gnbrotz for help in recovering this benchmark.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

Didn't even have to read the description for this one. When the GPS told me to park the truck, I climbed out and looked right at the mark!

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1952 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 1.9 MI SE FROM PINE GROVE FURNACE. 1.9 MILES SOUTHEAST ALONG THE BENDERSVILLE ROAD FROM THE POST OFFICE AT PINE GROVE FURNACE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE INTERSECTION OF THE BENDERSVILLE ROAD AND A NORTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST TRAIL ROAD, 38 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE BENDERSVILLE ROAD, 27 FEET NORTH OF A POST ALONG THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD PAINTED USBM 22 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE TRAIL, 6 FEET WEST OF A 6-INCH TRIANGLE BLAZED OAK TREE, 3 FEET SOUTH OF A 6-INCH TRIANGLE-BLAZED OAK TREE, AND 1 FOOT EAST OF A WHITE WOODEN WITNESS POST. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED P 164 1942 AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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