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Details for Benchmark: NS0267

N 42° 52.520 W 109° 02.022 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 9936

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

Location:
In FREMONT county, WY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BALD MOUNTAIN
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1936 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1936 (JB) ABOUT 16 MILES WEST FROM LANDER, 11-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST FROM FORT WASHAKIE, ON EAST SIDE OF WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS, ON PROMINENT PEAK WHICH IS VISIBLE FROM MOST PARTS OF WIND RIVER VALLEY, AND HAS APPEARANCE OF GENTLY SLOPING BARE DOME. TO REACH FROM FORT WASHAKIE, FOLLOW STATE HIGHWAY 287 SOUTHERLY 1.15 MILES TO WIND RIVER-ETHETE ROAD. TURN RIGHT (WEST) AND AT 1.8 MILES, JOG RIGHT ABOUT 100 FEET AND CONTINUE WESTERLY AND SOUTHWESTERLY ON GRAVEL ROAD. AT 4.5 MILES TAKE LEFT FORK (GRAVEL ROAD). AT 6.3 MILES AND END OF GRAVEL TAKE RIGHT FORK. AT 7.3 MILES PASS CATTLE GUARD IN FENCE LINE. AT 11.2 MILES SEVERAL TRAIL ROADS LEAVE GRADED ROAD AND ASCEND HILL IN MORE DIRECT ROUTES. IN NORMAL WEATHER TAKE RIGHT-HAND ROAD AND AT 11.6 MILES RE-ENTER IMPROVED ROAD. AT 19.1 MILES TELEPHONE LINE CROSSES ROAD ABOUT 0.2 MILE BEYOND TOP OF SADDLE, AND GRADED ROAD CONTINUES ON 1.3 MILES TO MOSQUITO PARK RANGER STATION. TURN SHARPLY TO LEFT SOUTH OF TELEPHONE LINE AND FOLLOW ROAD WHICH RUNS NORTHEASTERLY TO TOP OF DIVIDE NORTH OF BARE MOUNTAIN TO EAST. AT 19.8 MILES TURN RIGHT ACROSS COUNTRY AT POINT EAST OF ROCK BREAKS. AND AT 20.4 MILES REACH HIGHEST POINT ON BARE RIDGE AND STATION WHICH IS 35 FEET SOUTH OF ROCK CAIRN AND POLE OF U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. STATION MARK IS STANDARD DISK IN BOULDER. REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD DISKS IN BOULDER. NO. 1 IS 16.508 METERS (54.16 FEET) SOUTHEAST FROM STATION S 59 DEG 13 MIN E, AND NO. 2 IS 20.578 METERS (67.51 FEET) SOUTHWEST S 21 DEG 51 MIN W. DISTANCE BETWEEN REFERENCE MARKS IS 24.313 METERS (79.77 FEET). AZIMUTH MARK IS STANDARD DISK IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK, ON ROCKY RIDGE WHICH HAS PROMINENT BLUFFS, ON HIGHEST POINT OF RIDGE AS SEEN FROM STATION, 9 YARDS NORTHEAST FROM EDGE OF BLUFF AND ABOUT 0.8 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STATION S 64 DEG 42 MIN E.
01/01/1951 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1951 (ATW) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1976 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1976 RECOVERED BY USGS IN 1951 AS DESCRIBED. RECOVERED BY USGS IN 1976 AND REDESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A HIGH, GRASS COVERED RIDGE CALLED --BALD MOUNTAIN--. IT IS ABOUT 15 MI. W. OF LANDER AND ABOUT 11.5 MI. SW. OF FORT WASHAKIE ON THE E. SIDE OF THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE TRIBAL COUNCIL COMPLEX BUILDING ON THE WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION IN FORT WASHAKIE, GO E. ON A PAVED STREET FOR 0.1 MI. TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH U.S. HIGHWAY 287. TURN RIGHT AND GO S. ON U.S. 287 FOR 1.0 MI. TO A PAVED CROSSROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO WESTERLY ON THE PAVED RD. FOR 5.2 MI. TO THE END OF THE PAVEMENT AND A Y-FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK WESTERLY PAST SOME SANDSTONE CLIFFS FOR 0.3 MI. TO A Y-FORK. BEAR RIGHT AND TAKE THE MAIN GRAVEL RD. WESTERLY UP THE HILLS FOR 4.7 MI. TO A POINT WHERE THE GRAVEL RD. CONTINUES TO WIND UP THE HILLS TO THE LEFT AND A DIRT SHORT-CUT RD. CONTINUES STRAIGHT AHEAD UP THE HILL. THIS DIRT RD. IS PASSABLE WITH A 2-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE IN GOOD WEATHER. TAKE THE DIRT RD. UP THE HILL FOR 0.4 MI. TO WHERE IT AGAIN JOINS THE MAIN RD. CONTINUE WESTERLY ALONG THE GRAVEL RD. UP THE HILLS FOR 3.6 MI. TO A BRIDGE OVER DICKINSON CREEK. CONTINUE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION OVER THE CREEK AND UP THE HILLS FOR 4.1 MI. TO A FORK WHERE THE MAIN RD. TO MOCCASIN LAKE CONTINUES W., A DIRT RD. RUNS SW. OVER A LOW SADDLE AND A TRACK RD. CURVES SHARPLY BACK TO THE SE. TURN LEFT AND TAKE THE TRACK RD. SE. FOR 0.5 MI. TO A HIGH SADDLE AND A Y-FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND CONTINUE SE. FOR 0.2 MI. TO THE NE. END OF A LOW LIMESTONE ESCARPMENT WHICH FORMS THE N. AND W. EDGES OF BALD MOUNTAIN. TURN SHARPLY RIGHT AND FOLLOW A TRACK RD. ALONG THE TOP OF THIS ESCARPMENT UP THE HILL FOR ABOUT 1.0 MI. TO THE HIGHEST POINT AND THE STATION. STATION MARK--STANDARD USC AND GS DISK SET IN BOULDER, STAMPED ---BALD MTN. 1936---.

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  • 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.