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Details for Benchmark: MP0643

N 41° 11.188 W 107° 01.911 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 11007

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

Location:
In CARBON county, WY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BRIDGER LOOKOUT HOUSE
Marker Type:
lookout house
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Near drive up. Tower of course is long gone.

Found while grabbing <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=5df4ae05-37b7-4502-941f-08e3d768ca7d">Bridger Peak</a>, right before a massive torrential downpour started. Luckily, I grabbed a picture!

[Photos:]
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Photo of MP0643... it's a little worn for the ages.

Found this one with Gumpydog. Wish I'd remembered to take photos of it.

Found bronze marker disk with 1948 date stamp at the given coordinates. No photo taken. It's a few yards from MP0642.

The actual lookout house was destroyed long ago. Only remnants of the foundation remain. There's a small U.S. Army structure and antenna on the site which appears to be a radio repeater.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1948 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
01/01/1948 by CGS (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.

Control Text

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