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Details for Benchmark: MP0551

N 41° 27.144 W 106° 31.082 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 10816

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

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

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Nice drive up

What a suprise. I triped over this and figured i just as well log it, and it's a FTF to boot.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1948 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 (DHK) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A PROMINENT PEAK LOCALLY KNOWN AS KENNADAY PEAK, 20 MILES AIR LINE NORTHEAST OF ENCAMPMENT AND 15 MILES AIR LINE EAST OF SARATOGA. THE STATION MARK IS 10 PACES EAST OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE, 9 PACES NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST LEG OF WIND CHARGER, PROJECTS 3 INCHES AND STAMPED, KENNADAY 1948. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS APPROXIMATELY 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK, PROJECTS 4 INCHES AND STAMPED, KENNADAY NO 1 1948. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 10 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHWEST LEG OF WIND CHARGER, APPROXIMATELY 1 FOOT LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK, PROJECTS 8 INCHES AND STAMPED, KENNADAY NO 2 1948. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ON THE SOUTH END OF A RIDGE RUNNING SOUTH FROM THE HIGHEST POINT OF KENNADAY PEAK, 150 FEET NORTHEAST OF POINT WHERE TELEPHONE LINE TURNS, 3 FEET SOUTHEAST OF CAIRN, PROJECTS 12 INCHES AND STAMPED, KENNADAY 1948. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN SARATOGA, GO SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 230 FOR 8.4 MILES TO THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 230 AND 130. TURN LEFT ON STATE HIGHWAY 130 AND GO 10.2 MILES TO A GRAVELED ROAD SHARP LEFT. TURN LEFT ON GRAVELED ROAD AND GO 2.55 MILES TO A T ROAD RIGHT. TURN RIGHT ACROSS CATTLE GUARD AND GO 0.7 MILE TO A DIM FORK AT FENCE CORNER. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE MAIN ROAD FOR 1.7 MILE TO WIRE GATE AND SIGN MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY. PASS THROUGH GATE AND TURN SHARP LEFT ALONG NORTH SIDE OF FENCE FOR 0.1 MILE TO CREEK CROSSING AND POST WITHOUT SIGN. TURN RIGHT ON VERY DIM TRACKS NORTHEAST LEADING INTO A WELL DEFINED TRACK ROAD AND FOLLOW TRACK ROAD NORTHEAST IN GENERAL DIRECTION OF TELEPHONE LINE FOR 2.7 MILES TO END OF TRUCK TRAVEL (A JEEP CAN BE DRIVEN ABOUT 0.5 MILE FURTHER ALONG TRAIL). HERE PACK ALONG WELL DEFINED FOREST SERVICE TRAIL FOR ABOUT 2.5 MILES TO THE HIGHEST POINT, LOOKOUT HOUSE AND STATION. A 2-HOUR PACK.
01/01/1959 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1959 STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. TO REACH FROM THE POST OFFICE IN SARATOGA, GO WEST ONE BLOCK TO WYOMING STATE HIGHWAY 130, PROCEED SOUTH 9 MILES ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 130 TO JUNCTION OF HIGHWAYS 130 AND 230, PROCEED ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 130 10.5 MILES TO ROAD FORK, TAKE ROAD LEFT 6.2 MILES ALONG NORTH BRUSH CREEK TO FISH CREEK, TAKE LEFT FORK 6.9 MILES TO KENNADAY FIRE LOOKOUT AND STATION.

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.