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Details for Benchmark: MP0537

N 41° 10.044 W 106° 19.852 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 9755

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

Location:
In CARBON county, WY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
JAYS ROOST
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:

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Beautiful scenery on the way there. It is right where it says it is and in good condition.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1949 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1949 (DHK) THE STATION IS LOCATED 8 PACES WEST OF THE HIGHEST POINT OF A HEAVILY WOODED HILL, LOCALLY KNOWN AS JAYS ROOST, ABOUT 13.5 MILES AIR LINE SOUTHWEST OF CENTENNIAL, ABOUT 11.5 MILES AIR LINE NORTH OF THE WYOMING-COLORADO STATE LINE AND ABOUT 0.5 MILE AIR LINE WEST OF THE CARBON-ALBANY COUNTY LINE. THE STATION MARK IS NEAR THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER, PROJECTS 2 INCHES ABOVE GROUND AND STAMPED, JAYS ROOST 1949. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS APPROXIMATELY 6 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE STATION MARK, PROJECTS 5 INCHES AND STAMPED, JAYS ROOST NO 1 1949. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS APPROXIMATELY 18 INCHES LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK, 8 PACES WEST OF TRACK ROAD TO STATION, PROJECTS 3 INCHES AND STAMPED, JAY ROOST NO 2 1949. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN LARAMIE, GO NORTH 1 BLOCK, TURN LEFT, WEST, AND FOLLOW STATE HIGHWAY 130 AND 230 FOR 2.0 MILES TO JUNCTION. TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW STATE HIGHWAY 130 FOR 21.5 MILES TO A GRADED ROAD LEFT, SOUTH, AND SIGN 11 MILES TO PINE BAR. TURN LEFT AND GO 8.5 MILES TO A T-ROAD RIGHT, WEST, AND SIGN ALBANY 3. TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW MAIN ROAD FOR 5.0 MILES TO FORK. TAKE RIGHT FORK FOR 5.8 MILES TO FORK AND BRIDGE OVER DOUGLAS CREEK. TAKE RIGHT FORK FOR 0.6 MILE TO A T-ROAD LEFT JUST BEFORE REACHING THE WYOMING TIMBER CO. STORE. TURN LEFT FOR 0.5 MILE TO THE KEYSTONE RANGER STATION ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD AND FOLLOW WEST ON A ROCKY TRACK ROAD FOR 2.1 MILES TO SEVERAL BUILDINGS AND A MINE. CONTINUE ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.8 MILE TO A LOG BARN AND A GREEN CABIN A SHORT DISTANCE BEYOND, AND THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. THE STATION LIES 255 DEGREES MAGNETIC. FROM THE BARN, THERE IS A BLAZED TRAIL LEADING TO THE LEFT. FOLLOW BLAZED TRAIL TO THE HIGHEST POINT AND STATION. A 20-MINUTE PACK OR A DRIVE WITH A JEEP.
01/01/1963 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (LBO) STATION RECOVERED AND ALL MARKS WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE STATION MARK IS NEAR THE CENTER OF A LOOKOUT TOWER ABOUT 36 FEET HIGH WITH A 6 X 6-FOOT SQUARE PLAT-FORM ON ITS TOP AND A STEEL GUARD RAIL AROUND THE PLAT-FORM. LOCATED ABOUT 1 MILE S AND ABOUT 10-1/2 MILES W OF ALBANY, ON A TIMBERED KNOLL AND THE HIGHEST POINT IN VICINITY. IN SEC 24, T 14 N, R 80 W. TO REACH FROM ALBANY, GO SW 0.1 MILE CROSSING RAILROAD TRACK JUST S OF DEPOT, CONTINUE WESTERLY ON MAIN TRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.35 MILES TO A Y-FORK, KEEP LEFT FORK, WESTERLY ON MTR FOR 5.45 MILES TO THE KEYSTONE RANGER STATION ON THE RIGHT, CONTINUE ON MTR W-SW FOR 0.4 MILE TO ROAD FORK, KEEP RIGHT FORK AND GO W FOR 0.6 MILE TO Y-FORK, KEEP RIGHT FORK, CROSSING KEYSTONE CREEK AND GO N-NW ON FOREST SERVICE ROAD NO. 1102 FOR 1.15 MILES TO A ROAD FORK, TURN LEFT AND GO W AS PER SIGN PLATTE RIVER ACCESS ROAD FOR 2.9 MILES TO A SIGN ON THE LEFT, S SIDE OF THE ROAD KEYSTONE 3 TO E, AND JAYS ROOST 1 TO THE W, CONTINUE W FOR 0.75 MILE TO TRIANGULAR BLAZES ON TREES ON THE LEFT, S SIDE OF THE ROAD, JUST BEFORE REACHING TOP OF SMALL GRADE, AND END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. PACK S AND SW UP HILL THROUGH TIMBER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO HIGHEST POINT AND FIRE TOWER AND STATION. NO STATION IS V-G FROM THE GROUND.
01/01/1984 by LOCENG (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL ENGINEER (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1984 (RLH) JAYS ROOST 1949 DISK, SET IN ROCK OUTCROP, IN GOOD CONDITION. (STATION DATA NOT AVAILABLE AT TIME OF RECOVERY - AZIMUTH MARK AND RMS NOT SEARCHED FOR.) 1) A STEEL OBSERVATION TOWER, APPROXIMATELY 35 FEET IN HEIGHT, HAS BEEN ERECTED, APPARENTLY BY THE USDA - FOREST SERVICE, OVER THE MARK.

Control Text

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