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Details for Benchmark: LK0527

N 40° 00.090 W 102° 03.106 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3428

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

Location:
In YUMA county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CHAFFEES CORNER ECC
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:

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Found while logging the Tri-State virtual cache.

Found this benchmark while doing the 3 corners virtual cache

Found while visiting the near by Virtual cache at the Tri-State border

Found while doing the 3-state Virtual.

Found with Garden Goddess, RayleneMo and MloMary while on a caching trip to get Mingo. The three corners virtual brought us here.

Found this out caching with kodydog00

Found while finding the virtual cache.

Found with Nan-D1955 on our trip out west.

I believe this is one of the 4 benchmarks I found when doing the Three Corners Virtual Cache in Yuma county Colorado.

Found it with NikCap and Geo-Nat while visiting Tri-state point, awesome location.

On a big Mexico and US roadtrip with rosmar and kiwi.bug and caching under the team name FRK17. First we flew to Mexico and then to Houston where we began an 11 state roadtrip taking in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington culminating in the Going APE 2017 mega and the reinstated APE cache.
Well we weren't actually planning to start our roadtrip in Houston, it was meant to start in Kansas City but due to flight disruptions we only made it to Houston, so had to do a one day drive from Houston to Kansas City to get back onto the original plan.

Found this benchmark while visiting the 3 corners virtual cache.

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Located this while researching for the near by virtual geocache

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Tusmke and I found in good condition

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Looks good!

Found while visiting the nearby virtual.

while geocaching..

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Found this while at the tristate corner.

Found with JJDP, JJT002, and JFS001. Thanks.

Found near Virtual Geocache

Found it.

This benchmark found on a 3 day geocaching road trip with Tumbleweed42, covering 5 states, 1579 miles (at least 200 unpaved) and 50+ of the greatest caches ever. This is my first set of benchmarks logged.

The Wolf came to visit and wanted to do some caching. We originally planned some power trails but he was really wanting to grab Mingo. What the heck I guess we can do some targeted caching for a few days around that. We left Austin at the crack of dawn ready for some action. This will be a fun trip leading up to next month's Nevada trip for some numbers and then the Arizona trip for a ton of GeoArt at the end of the year. What a great ending to a great year filled with new adventures. Thanks to all the COs who placed and maintain these caches for us to enjoy. I will be sending the answers for any caches that require them for the both of us by the end of the night when back at the hotel. Thanks!!

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4:15 Recovered in good condition.

sweet! just as described!

Discovered at the 3 corners.

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Found in good shape while doing the nearby virtual. ACT

Found this one when I went in search of Chaffee's Stone.

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photoChaffee's Stone

Recovered in good condition on a road trip from Maryland to Denver and back again for GeoWoodstock XIV.

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Found with Sequoia.

Yuma county is loaded with benchmarks. My wife would have enjoyed this trip.

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can't believe my luck today. Three benchmarks in one area. Great stop.

FOUND with Grey Ghosts & KimPossible on way home from GW14er. See Grey ghosts pix

found in good condition while geocaching

Found this while waiting on a tow truck to wench us out of the mud..be careful if it is raining.

Found with ricky741.

Found while doing the nearby virtual and earth caches. Mark is in good shape!

Blue Bead Man

Got this one while doing the virtual.

Found while doing the nearby Virtual Geocache with 4Swans.

While visiting the tri state mark

Pretty sure found this one also while doing the virtual

Found while doing the virtual. Cool!

Found this one while grabbing the nearby virtual cache.

Found while looking for the tri-state virtual

We found this one while doing the Three Corners Virtual geocache

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Found while caching in the area.

Found while caching.

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photoThe Marker

i saw that this benchmark was nearby while logging another benchmark so we headed on down the road to check it out. Great condition.

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another marker while I was out and being adventurous on my geo journey

Great find today while in the area!

Found while here for the virtual.

On an EPIC roadtrip with marshwin to grab some historic caches and virtuals and earthcaches through 5 states... we saw so many things that qualified as benchmarks, I'll never look at a Grain Elevator, Church Spire or Water Tower the same way again. Thanks.

Found this with sobrfndr while doing the Three Corners virtual and benchmark after we found MINGO! Very cool history about this spot. This benchmark is in good shape.

Found this while visiting the nearby virtual and the other area benchmarks. Very fun and productive visit!

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Found with MikeOtt while on a multi-state caching trip.

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With hostanut getting all the benchmarks at tri-state area. Conventional survey disc with in feet of old stone monument.

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Found in good condition today while in the area claiming the nearby virtual GC

Found this one a short walk from 3 corners.

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Had to walk down from the 3 corners and find this one. All is well.

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The bench mark
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The monument

Night time find with other associated nearby marks, monuments, and geocaches.

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My trip to the location was meet with uncertainty by my wife. Our Toyota Prius was not very fond of the road to the location. We finally made it to the site and located Chaffees Corner ECC and the stone monument, Chaffees Corner.
Unfortunately, I had not looked at the Original Datasheet and the Bos Score that shows two Reference marks associated with the benchmark. It looks like I will have to make another trip thru the area to get the Reference Marks.
These state corner monuments and benchmark disks are all an adventure to locate. Some are fairly easy and some are quite difficult to access.

My crew and I found this while working on the virtual cache!

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Recovered mark in good condition and made a quick look for the reference marks but they are probably buried or missing.

GO$Rs

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photoLK0527 - CHAFFEES CORNER ECC [close up w/GPS]
photoLK0527 - CHAFFEES CORNER ECC [perspective NE]
Pictured with Chaffee's stone LK0526

Found while geocaching the Three Corners Virtual Cache.

Found It!

Very Cool Adventure!

very cool place

Interesting history of benchmarks here. Discovered all of them

Found in good condition.

Found while caching today.

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Found in good condition.

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© Jonathan Thorne. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License.

On 8-4-12 I was married to the intelligent, gorgeous, phenomenally amazing woman known as theladybee! Shortly thereafter we set upon a honeymoon excursion across the western two thirds of our glorious country. We embarked from Columbus, Ohio and spent the next two weeks packing in as much beauty as we could. We would awaken around 8am, drive and explore all day and night until around midnight, find a hotel, go to sleep, and repeat it the next day. We journeyed through 20 states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. We marveled at 8 National Parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Badlands. We wondered at 2 National Monuments: Gateway Arch, Devils Tower. We got up close and personal with lynx, elk, rams, bear, prairie dogs, and other varmint. We paid homage to the original stash, the oldest remaining cache, HQ, and even got down at the Block Party. We targeted caches to help us qualify for challenges, to help us created challenges, challenges themselves, earth and virtual caches in the parks, and anything interesting we happened to come across. We drove 7,449 miles in total. The things that awed me, the sensations I experienced, I will remember them always, but they pale in comparison to the time I spent with the lady who is my life. The journey we took will stay with me forever. Thank you for placing a benchmark that constituted part of our journey.

I found this one with fisnjack while on a geocaching trip.

fd in great shape

Found this benchmark while out geocaching. Very cool location!

Out geocaching with Philbeer and found this one in great condition.

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Found in good condition with Poehunters

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Located this benchmark while in the area to visit the virtual cache. Bonus to get some historically significant benchmarks too.

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Found in good condition.
RM #1 in good condition
RM #2 couldn't find

I was out geocaching, on a nortn western Kansas trip with my wife, looking for Virtual Cache, GC1B43, Three Corners Virtual Cache, when I found this one. It was in good condition.

As with otheres, in the are caching and found a few benchmarks in the vicinity of 3 corners.

Still in great shape!

Found with geocache.

Found it while geocaching. Awesome!

Found this benchmark while geocaching

Discovered while geocaching

Found while caching.

[blue]8-9-10
What a day![/blue]
[teal]We had to be in Sterling, CO [i]early[/i] this A.M. and, with nothin' else pressin', decided to head out to [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC31&Submit6=Go]Arikaree[/url] and
[url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1B43&Submit6=Go]Three Corners Virtual Cache[/url] and finally get them off of our wish list as well as test out the new NUVI 265.
The NUVI works like a charm and we had fun checkin' it out.
It was a nice (and loooong!) day, but we got 'em both and then some.
We put a total of 485 miles on the NUVI & [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1287090]rockymtn8iv's Ride[/url] and managed to score 30 caches in 3 different states with not a one [blue]DNF[/blue] ! [/teal] [maroon]
This was a fun stop and we lingered and checked out all the different markers and reference points.
We also signed the register. The "boys" had fun sniffin' around while we took pics. and did a little CITO[green]

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photoBenchmark LK0257 CHAFFEES CORNER ECC
photoChaffee's Stone LK0256 Facing East
photoChaffee's Stone LK0256 Facing North
photoChaffee's Stone LK0256 Facing South
photoChaffee's Stoner LK0256 Facing West

found during the tri-state quest.

Still in good shape next to Chaffee's monument.

Late log. Just learning how to log benchmarks correctly - I hope. Found this benchmark and 5 others while visiting the 3 corners virtual cache. Borders of KS, NE, CO.

found while visiting 3 corners geo cache

Discovered while visiting the Three Corners Virtual Cache

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NW Corner Kansas 1.23.10

Found while visiting the virtual cache

Found it with no problems and it is in very good shape

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still there

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Poor old Chaffee

Nice stop at three corners

If you found one Chaffes Corner marker, you find the other. Hard to miss. Now, why didn't they add the pointer marker onto here so I could count that as well?

Found while caching in the area.

boasark

Found while caching in the area.
Iowa Copper

Hard to miss this one, since it's mere feet from Chaffee's Stone!

count it

No problems finding this one at dusk. I also found RM No.1 further north along the fence line. The benchmark is in good condition.

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found in good shape

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Found this benchmark in good shape while caching with HS classmate and his wife.

Found it in good shape. It is just south of limestone monument.

Found on a windy, warm fall day. Interesting history with the plaque and other disks in the area. We were able to find the #1 disk for this station, but will have to return to search for the others.
Hotdogs Off Trail - Bonnie, Jeff, Madison & Murray from Wisconsin

I found it in great shape!

NW Corner KS BM

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N 40° 00.089 W 102° 03.108

Triangulation Station CHAFFEES CORNER ECC was recovered as described, in good condition.

Its interesting that the designation stamped on the disk is not the same as the name of the station. The designation stamped on the disk is CORNER KANSAS.

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photoTriangulation Station CHAFFEES CORNER ECC from Eye
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photoEast at Triangulation Station CHAFFEES CORNER ECC
N 40° 00.193 W 102° 03.116

Found near 3 state cache

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1933 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1933 (WRP) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON LAND OWNED BY J.W. DOUGLAS AND IS ABOUT 6 MILES SW OF HAIGLER, NEBRASKA, AND IS 1.19 METERS SW OF THE BOUNDARY STONE WHICH IS SET AT THE NW CORNER OF KANSAS. THE STATION IS APPROXIMATELY ON THE KANSAS-COLORADO BOUNDARY LINE. MARK PROJECTS 2 INCHES AND IS 41.4 FEET S OF A FENCE CORNER. THE STATION IS ON A LOW HILL WHICH IS LOCATED IN A N AND S VALLEY. THE HILL IS ON THE E SIDE OF THE FLOOR OF THE VALLEY. THE STATION IS 10 YARDS E OF THE W EDGE OF THE HILL AND 20 YARDS W OF THE E EDGE OF THE HILL. SURFACE, UNDERGROUND, REFERENCE AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND AND IS 2 FEET E OF A N AND S FENCE WHICH IS ON THE COLORADO-NEBRASKA BOUNDARY LINE. THE MARK IS N OF THE STATION AND IS ON THE SAME HILL ON WHICH THE STATION IS LOCATED. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 PROJECTS 2 INCHES AND IS 1 FOOT S OF AN E AND W FENCE, ENE OF THE STATION, AND IS ON THE E SLOPE OF THE HILL ON WHICH THE STATION IS LOCATED. AZIMUTH MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND AND IS W OF THE STATION ON HIGH GROUND ON THE W SIDE OF THE VALLEY. IT IS 15 YARDS N OF A ROAD FORK, 5 YARDS E OF THE W FORK AND 4 YARDS W OF THE E FORK. THE STONE BOUNDARY MARK AT THE NW CORNER OF KANSAS IS 1.19 METERS NE OF THE STATION. IT IS A HARD SANDSTONE MARKER AND WAS ORIGINALLY 12 INCHES SQUARE. HOWEVER THE EDGES HAVE BEEN CHIPPED OFF SO THAT IT IS NOW SOMEWHAT OCTAGONAL IN SHAPE. THE MARK PROJECTS 3.3 FEET AND IS 0.45 FEET OUT OF PLUMB AND LEANS IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION. ON THE N FACE 1869 IS CUT IN THE STONE, 0 DEG N ON THE E FACE, 5 DEG W ON THE S FACE AND OLORAD ON THE W FACE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM HAIGLER, GO W ON HIGHWAY 3 TO W EDGE OF TOWN WHERE HIGHWAY 3 TURNS N, GO W ON DIRT ROAD FROM THIS POINT 1.3 MILES TO A DIRT ROAD, THEN GO S 1.7 MILES, THEN W AND SW BY MAIN ROAD 3.5 MILES TO A ROAD LEADING W AT A LONE TREE. FOLLOW THIS ROAD W ACROSS THE ARIKAREE RIVER 0.7 MILE TO A T-ROAD TO THE N. GO N 0.6 MILE TO DOUGLAS HOUSE. FOLLOW TRAIL AROUND W SIDE OF HOUSE, N 0.4 MILE TO A TURN TO THE W. CONTINUE N FROM THIS POINT, 0.2 MILE N ALONG FENCE TO AN E AND W FENCE. TAKE DOWN THIS FENCE AND CONTINUE N 0.5 MILE UP THE VALLEY TO A LOW HILL ON THE E FLOOR AND THE STATION. A 4-FOOT STAND WILL CLEAR ALL LINES FROM THIS STATION.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1993.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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