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Details for Benchmark: LO0712

N 40° 41.534 W 111° 11.868 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 10235

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

Location:
In SUMMIT county, UT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KAMAS
Marker Type:
bolt
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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MOCKBA let me tag along for this find. Coordinates right on. Came up Swift to saddle just north of peak and hiked the ridge south to peak. Very little snow up here now.

[Photos:]
photoThe object of our desire.
photoThe Geezer with hand on bolt.

Came with '39Geezer up Swifts Fk. Looks like a passenger car can make it all the way to Swifts Creek crossing on a dirt cabin access road from the bridge which is a mile and a half down Weber River. But we were scared by one rocky section and parked half-way through. About 3 hours hike to the top of Hoyt, and we found the BM in good shape just West of the summit. It is a large bolt (over half inch dia.) stamped with small letters USGS and a triangle. Amazing views from here, all Western Uintas and all the Wasatch.

[Photos:]
photoThe bolt, view East
photoThe bolt, view SW
Mt Timpanogos in the background
photoYummy mushrooms in SwiftsFork

skied up Swift Fk. but couldn't locate the thing in the deep snow

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1897 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1897 LOCATED ABOUT 6 MI. NE. OF KAMAS AND 5 1/2 MI. SE. OF OAKLEY, ON THE HIGHEST EASTERN END OF A W. SLOPING RIDGE KNOWN AS HOYT PEAK. TO REACH FROM OAKLEY POST OFFICE, DRIVE S. AND SE.ON U.S. HIGHWAY 189 FOR 1.9 MI. TO A T-RD. BY A CO-OP STORE AND CHURCH, TURN LEFT E. AND SE. FOR 1.0 MI. CROSSING CANAL TO A ROCKY Y-RD., TURN LEFT E. 0.3 MI. TO GATE AND CONTINUE ON ROUGH, SLIGHTLY USED BULLDOZED RD. 1.3 MI. TO Y-RD. TURN RIGHT W. 1.1 MI. TO A Y-RD. TURN LEFT E. 0.5 MI. TO Y-RD. A FEW TENTHS FROM THIS POINT IN A CLEARING THE STATION PEAK CAN BE SEEN TO THE N., GO 1.1 MI. TO DIM Y-RD., TURN LEFT NE. 0.6 MI. TO GATE THEN 1.5 MI.FURTHER TO DITCH XING,CROSS DITCH AND FOLLOW DIM TRAIL 0.4 MI.TO END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FOR 2 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE FROM A 4-WHEEL DRIVE CONTINUE ON TO RIDGE TOP THROUGH A FENCE FOLLOWING RIDGE W.0.7 MI. TO FENCE CORNER AT THE FOOT OF STATION MOUNTAIN. PACK W.UP RIDGE. STATION MARK - A COPPER BOLT SET IN A SANDSTONE ROCK STAMPED ---USGS-- REFERENCE MARKS - NONE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in November 1997.
  • 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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