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Details for Benchmark: LY0823

N 41° 13.085 W 074° 43.235 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1652.71

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

Location:
In SUSSEX county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SUNRISE
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Logging my first benchmark.

Found my first? benchmark on a group AT hike :)
I didn't even realize you can log them till I googled information about the benchmark itself lol ??

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photoSunrise Mountain

An easy find as the summit marker atop Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Forest.

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photodisc

Our first Benchmark. Found this benchmark with the boys on a great day outside! The views were great and we even saw a couple of gliders catching the thermals and getting into the clouds.

NSPSkiBum, Ski Fast 75 & Little Eagle Eyes

Out for a ride today and went back up Sunrise Mt. I've seen this Benchmark many times but I'm finally logging it.

Stopped at Sunrise Mt. on way to High Point.

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photoLY0823 SUNRISE
view from shelter
photoLY0823 SUNRISE - close-up

Walked right by this on my AT hike from Duncannon, PA to Dalton, MA.

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photoBenchmark in stone monument

Found while backpacking along AT with boy scout troop 12 from Edison, NJ.

found it at the sunrise event

Found while at the sunrise event.

Found while at the sunrise event

[Photos:]
photomonument iin fog
photoClose up

Still there! Great views all around here. Maybe someday I'll make it up for a sunrise.

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photoBenchmark Pedestal
The disc is set into the flat top side.
photoClose-Up
About as legible as it gets.

Found with MountainRacer on a trip to Sunrise Mountain today.

[Photos:]
photoSunrise Benchmark
photoBenchmark Pedestal
photoSunrise View
photoAnother Sunrise View

We visited here while we were up for the NJ State HOG Rally over in Vernon at
Mountain Creek.. This was one of the rides and a great hike up here to this viewpoint.

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photoclose up
photoon top of cairn I am sitting on

Have been here many times before to visit this great spot

My boyfriend and I were up here today enjoying the weather and we came across this benchmark. I'm going to have to try looking for more of these now!

Found it while hikin gon the AT with the scouts.

Beautiful day on the top of Sunrise Mountain!

[Photos:]
photoSunrise Mountain benchmark

It was a beautiful day out with the cub scouts today. The hawks and vultures were riding the thermal.
Too bad I didn't realize there were more benchmarks nearby.
Did see a porcupine on the hike up.

spent the weekend camping nearby with our cub scout pack and hiked to the summit of sunrise mountain on saturday morning. great weather and a beautiful view.

great day for a hike with my brother. lots of activity in the area. had to ask nearby birders to move their optics to get our pic of the benchmark. Hawks enjoying the thermals on a warm day in October. Didn't realize the other 2 were so close. I will be be back to get them next time out!

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photothe sunrise benchmark
photothe pillar for the benchmark

Hiked out from Culver Gap and found this without trying, didn't realize there were 2 other RM's but can drive back next time to hit them.

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photoBenchmark

Found easily. Got caught in the pavilion during a serious downpour. Neat location.

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photoLY0823- SUNRISE mark
photoLY0823- SUNRISE site
photoLY0823- SUNRISE RM1 mark
photoLY0823- SUNRISE RM1 site
photoLY0823- SUNRISE RM2 mark
photoLY0823- SUNRISE RM2 site

Found this while out leaf peeping.

Neat one to find!

This is my fifth one, found at the end of a long hike. I've been up here many times and since found out there are two others very nearby... a good excuse to come back again!

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photoLY0823 - SUNRISE
Tough getting a shot of this one!

Found on a group cache hunt. Just stumbled upon it, wasn't really looking for it.

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photobenchmark.jpg
Sunrise Benchmark with GPS

Great view and very cold up there.

Found with my son. Visited it many times in the past.

Working on Chstress53's "Rock In" Down The Highway Earthcache with Harry, and Found it.®

This one was very easy to find!

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photoLY0823 - Area Shot
photoLY0823 - Close up shot

I've seen this many, many times....been going to Stokes for years. I remember not being able to read it when I was younger without getting a boost from someone (it's elevated). Used to have the exact height memorized too.

Found it by accident. I went out for a motorcycle ride with a buddy of mine & he wanted to show me this "great place with a fantastic view". We ended up on Sunrise Mountain and found the pavilion. Then I spotted the cairn, and of course I had to go over & look at it...
Well worth the trip for the views as well as the benchmark!

Found it while doing the nearby "A Decent Proposal" cache. This one is kind of hard to miss as it is on top of a 4 foot carn! (:

Found it today as I went there on a field trip for my adv. woodworking class at school. In good shape. It was a perfect day to be there. I saw a few people looking for birds and i saw some nice hawks.

Recovered as described. All references cited in the description are still current. The mark is etched with a surfeit of data but the SUNRISE label is clearly legible. . . . patrick & shirley

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photoLY0823 SUNRISE disc
photoLY0823 viewed from RM1
N 41° 13.087 W 074° 43.236

#8 for me. I was hiking the AT from the DWG>NJ State line. GPS elevation read 1660. Not too bad.
That is the pavilion not a shleter on the trail. In fact everything I have read says NO CAMPING there, but I did read some logs of people sleeping there and in some fire towers to avoid the bugs this year.

This marker is on top of Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Forest in Sussex county, NJ.

It is right on the Appalachian Trail. There is a hikers shelter right nearby.

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photoAT
The marker is right off of the Appalachian Trail.
photoHikers Shelter
This is the hikers shelter that is nearby.
photoview
Here is the view from the summit.
photomarker
This is the marker. Someone before me left some grapes on it. It might of been some of the birders, trying to attract some of our winged friends.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1938 by NJGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1938 STATION IS ABOUT 30 FEET W AND IN LINE WITH THE INSIDE STONE PILLARS OF THE N SIDE OF THE SHELTER AND 1.5 MILES WNW OF BEEMERVILLE. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD N.J. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT BRONZE DISK, SET ABOUT 4 FEET ABOVE ROCK LEDGE IN A MONUMENT WHICH HAS A LAID-STONE EXTERIOR, 2 BY 2 FEET AT BASE AND 1 FOOT SQUARE AT TOP, AND IS ANCHORED TO LEDGE. IT IS STAMPED SUNRISE. REFERENCE MARK NO.1 IS SET IN OUTCROP ROCK, 21.08 FEET SW OF THE STATION. IT IS THE SAME TYPE OF DISK AS STATION MARK AND IS STAMPED R.M. 1. REFERENCE MARK NO.2 IS SET IN OUTCROP ROCK, 28.52 FEET W OF THE STATION. IT IS THE SAME TYPE OF DISK AS STATION MARK AND IS STAMPED R.M. 2. AZIMUTH MARK IS THE CENTER OF PEAK OF TALL STONE MONUMENT TO THE N OF STATION.
01/01/1942 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (GWL) STATION IS ON THE SUMMIT OF SUNRISE MOUNTAIN ABOUT 1.5 MILES WNW OF BEEMERVILLE. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD N.J. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT GEODETIC CONTROL SURVEY DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A MONUMENT WHICH HAS A LAID STONE EXTERIOR, 2 FEET SQUARE AT THE BASE, 1 FOOT SQUARE AT THE TOP, 4 FEET HIGH, AND IS ANCHORED TO A LEDGE OF OUTCROPPING BEDROCK. IT IS 30 FEET SW OF THE SW CORNER OF A LARGE SHELTER, 38.6 FEET WSW OF THE SE CORNER OF THE SHELTER AND IS STAMPED SUNRISE. REFERENCE MARK NO.1 IS SW OF THE STATION. IT IS A STANDARD N.J. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT GEODETIC CONTROL SURVEY DISK SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK AND IS STAMPED R.M. 1. REFERENCE MARK NO.2 IS W OF THE STATION. IT IS A STANDARD N.J. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT GEODETIC CONTROL SURVEY DISK SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK AND IS STAMPED R.M. 2. THE AZIMUTH MARK FOR THE STATION IS THE NEW JERSEY STATE NORMANOCK LOOKOUT TOWER, ABOUT 3 MILES SW OF THE STATION AND ON THE SAME MOUNTAIN RANGE. IT IS A 4-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH A GLASS ENCLOSED CAB ON TOP, OVERALL HEIGHT ABOUT 40 FEET. THE POINT OBSERVED UPON WAS THE APEX OF THE ROOF OF THE CAB. THE FIRE TOWER WAS NOT VISITED. TO REACH THE STATION FROM A POINT ABOUT 500 FEET S OF THE KITTATINNY CLUBHOUSE ON KITTATINNY LAKE AND STATE HIGHWAY S-31, GO E ON ROAD WITH SIGNS SUNRISE MOUNTAIN AND NORTH SHORE CULVERS LAKE FOR 0.25 MILE, TAKE LEFT FORK AND FOLLOWING ALONG WESTERLY SIDE OF MOUNTAIN FOR 4.1 MILES, HERE TURN RIGHT AND GO 0.5 MILE TO PARKING AREA AND END OF ROAD. FROM HERE FOLLOW A PATH (APPALACHIAN TRAIL) TO THE E FOR ABOUT 500 FEET TO A LARGE SHELTER AND STATION. 4-FOOT STANDS WILL SEE 10-FOOT LIGHTS AT STATIONS SMITHS HILL 2 (N.J.G.S. 1936) AND CULVERS GAP 1881.
01/01/1942 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 7.4 MI SW FROM COLESVILLE. 4.2 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG THE COLESVILLE TO BEEMERVILLE GRAVEL ROAD FROM THE POST OFFICE AT COLESVILLE, THENCE 1.7 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG A NARROW GRAVEL ROAD, THENCE 0.7 MILE NORTHWEST ALONG AN OLD ABANDONED ROAD, THENCE 0.8 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, ON TOP OF SUNRISE MOUNTAIN, AT A SHELTER WHICH WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THE C.C.C. A NEW JERSEY DEPARTEMTN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT BRONZE DISK, SET IN THE TOP OF A STONE MONUMENT WHICH IS ABOUT 4 FEET HIGH, 2 FEET SQUARE AT THE BOTTOM, 1 FOOT SQUARE AT THE TOP, ANCHORED TO A ROCK LEDGE, AND 30 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SHELTER.
06/28/1990 by NJGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1990 THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE BORDER OF SANDYSTON AND FRANKFORD TOWNSHIPS IN STOKES STATE FOREST ON THE SUMMIT OF SUNRISE MOUNTAIN, 4.0 MI (6.4 KM) NORTH OF CULVERS LAKE AND 1.5 MI (2.4 KM) NORTHWEST OF BEEMERVILLE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF COUNTY ROAD 636, MATTISON SCHOOL ROAD, WITH U.S. ROUTE 206 AT CULVERS GAP, JUST WEST OF CULVERS LAKE, GO NORTH ON COUNTY ROAD 636 FOR 0.25 MI (0.40 KM) TO SUNRISE MOUNTAIN ROAD ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT ON SUNRISE MOUNTAIN ROAD AND GO NORTHEAST FOR 4.1 MI (6.6 KM) TO A ROAD ON THE RIGHT, CRIGGER ROAD IS TO THE LEFT. KEEP RIGHT AND GO 0.5 MI (0.8 KM) TO A SMALL PARKING LOT AND THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FROM THIS POINT, GO WEST ALONG A PATH, THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, GENERALLY UPHILL TO A SHELTER USED AS A FIRE LOOKOUT AND THE STATION AT THE FAR END. THE STATION DISK IS SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A 4 FOOT (1.2 M) HIGH STONE FACED TRUNCATED PYRMIDAL PILLAR. A TRIVET OR AN EXTENDED 9 FOOT (2.7 M) TRIPOD IS NEEDED TO OCCUPY THIS STATION. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 WAS RECOVERED, THE DISK IS INTACT BUT SEVERELY BATTERED, NEARLY ILLEGIBLE. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 WAS RECOVERED, THE DISK HAS BEEN REMOVED, THE DRILL HOLE THAT IT WAS SET IN WAS FOUND. NO MEASUREMENTS WERE TAKEN AT THIS TIME.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1999.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • 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.
  • 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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