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Details for Benchmark: OW0314

N 43° 40.184 W 109° 11.889 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 11382

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

Location:
In FREMONT county, WY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MUDDY
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1936 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1936 (JB) ABOUT 21 MILES EAST AND 9 MILES NORTH OF DUBOIS, 6-1/2 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF FRENCHES SHEEP CAMP AT SOUTH END OF CROW CREEK BASIN, ON HIGHEST POINT OF DIVIDE BETWEEN CROW CREEK AND SOUTH FORK OF OWL CREEK, AND AT HEAD OF DRY CREEK. PEAK IS KNOWN LOCALLY AS MONUMENT PEAK. TO REACH FROM LENORE POST OFFICE FOLLOW ROUTE GIVEN IN DESCRIPTION OF STATION CROW (P. 188) TO FRENCHS SHEEP CAMP, FROM WHICH PLACE STATION IS VISIBLE TO NORTH AND EAST. FOLLOW HORSE TRAIL UP CROW CREEK. AT ABOUT 6 OR 7 MILES WHERE CREEK MAKES TURN OF ABOUT 20 DEG TO LEFT OR TO NORTH-NORTHWEST, WELL-MARKED FOREST SERVICE TRAIL LEADS EASTERLY THROUGH TIMBER TO WITHIN SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET IN ELEVATION OF STATION. ALTERNATE ROUTE FOLLOWS TRAIL ROAD EAST FROM FRENCHS SHEEP CAMP TO TOP OF RIDGE, THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG RIDGE TO STATION, ABOUT 4-HOUR HORSE PACK. TRUCK CAN BE DRIVEN OVER THIS ROUTE TO WITHIN ABOUT 2-HOUR PACK OF STATION, PITCH IMMEDIATELY AFTER LEAVING ROAD AT TOP OF RIDGE BEING HARDEST TO NEGOTIATE. STATION MARK IS BRASS DISK IN CONGLOMERATE ROCK OUTCROP. REFERENCE AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE STANDARD DISKS IN BOULDERS. BOULDERS PROJECT ABOUT 10 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. NO. 1 IS 4.424 METERS (14.51 FEET) SOUTHWEST OF STATION S 39 DEG 36 MIN W. NO. 2 IS 10.993 METERS (36.07 FEET) NORTHWEST N 39 DEG 06 MIN W. AZIMUTH MARK IS ON DIVIDE THAT EXTENDS NORTHWEST FROM STATION, ABOUT 40 YARDS NORTHWEST FROM FIRST SUMMIT NORTHWEST OF STATION, ON SMALL MOUND AND 4 FEET NORTHEAST OF TRAIL, AND ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM STATION N 33 DEG 05 MIN W. WIGGINS PEAK, CAIRN AND WASHAKIE NEEDLES, HIGHEST POINT CAN ALSO BE USED AS AZIMUTH MARKS.
01/01/1946 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 (CL) THE STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS NO. 1 AND NO. 2 WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS NOT RECOVERED DUE TO HEAVY SNOW ON THE MOUNTAIN AND FROM THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION IS IN ALL PROBABILITY OBSTRUCTED BY AN UNCOMPLETED LOOKOUT CABIN BUILT ALONG SIDE OF THE STATION SITE. SOME CORRECTION WERE MADE ON THIS OCCUPATION ON HOW TO REACH THE STATION. THE COMPLETE, NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 21 MILES EAST AND 9 MILES NORTH OF DUBOIS, ABOUT 6-1/2 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF WHAT WAS FORMERLY FRENCHS SHEEP CAMP, (A CABIN SHED AND CORRAL) AND IS NOW USED ONLY DURING CATTLE ROUNDUPS, ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE DIVIDE BETWEEN CROW CREEK AND SOUTH FORK OF OWL CREEK AND AT THE HEAD OF DRY CREEK. THE PEAK IS KNOWN LOCALLY AS MONUMENT PEAK. THE DISK IS A U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BENCH MARK DISK SET FLUSH IN THE HIGHEST POINT OF A PROMINENT OUTCROP OF ROCK ALONG THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE LOOKOUT CABIN, ABOUT 16 FEET LONG, 4 FEET HIGH AT THE HIGHEST POINT AND SLOPING TO THE SOUTHWEST. THE DISK IS 5 FEET EAST OF THE EAST CORNER OF THE CABIN AND IS NOT STAMPED. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS A DISK SET FLUSH IN THE SOUTHWEST END OF THE SAME ROCK OUTCROP ON WHICH THE STATION IS LOCATED, SOUTHWEST OF THE STATION, 4 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE EAST CORNER OF THE CABIN AND IS STAMPED MUDDY USGS NO 1 1936. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS A DISK SET FLUSH IN THE TOP OF A 1 BY 2 FOOT BOULDER PROJECTING ABOUT 1 FOOT, NORTHWEST OF THE STATION, 22 FEET NORTH NORTHWEST OF THE NORTH CORNER OF THE LOOKOUT CABIN AND IS STAMPED MUDDY USGS NO 2 1936. THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION AS THIS PARTY DID NOT RECOVER THE MARK. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ON THE DIVIDE THAT EXTENDS NORTHWEST FROM THE STATION, ABOUT 40 YARDS NORTHWEST FROM THE FIRST SUMMIT NORTHWEST OF THE STATION, ON A SMALL MOUND 4 FEET NORTHWEST OF A TRAIL AND ABOUT 0.25 MILE FROM THE STATION. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT CABIN. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN DUBOIS GO EAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 287 FOR 25.8 MILES, OR A POINT 0.35 MILE WEST OF BURRIS POST OFFICE, HERE TURN LEFT ON A GRADED GRAVEL ROAD AND GO 5.6 MILES TO A T ROAD RIGHT, CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD TO BRIDGE OVER THE WIND RIVER AS PER SIGN. CROSS BRIDGE AND GO UP GRADE 0.15 MILE THEN TURN SHARP LEFT UP A STEEP INCLINE AND GO 0.3 MILE TO A FORK AT SUMMIT OF BLUFF. TAKE THE LEFT FOR AND GO 0.5 MILE, HERE KEEP RIGHT FORK AND GO 0.4 MILE, AGAIN KEEP RIGHT FORK AND CONTINUE 1.3 MILES. FROM HERE CONTINUE ON WIDE MAIN TRAVELLED ROAD, FOLLOWING RED, WHITE AND BLUE MARKERS, AND GO 8.5 MILES TO A CROSSROAD (AT ANGLE) AND CATTLE GUARD, PASS OVER AND CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR 0.6 MILE TO ANOTHER CATTLE GUARD AND THE END OF THE MARKERS. FROM HERE CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD KEEPING ON BORAD WELL GRADED ROAD, KEEPING ALL LEFT FORKS AND UP SWITCHBACKS FOR 8.5 MILES TO A HIGH SUMMIT AND A POLE GATE. PASS THROUGH GATE AND TURN LEFT ON AN OLD ROAD TO A WIRE GATE, GO THROUGH THIS GATE, TURN RIGHT UP A STEEP PITCH THEN FOLLOW ROAD DOWN INTO CROW CREEK BASIN FOR 2.3 MILES TO STOCK CAMP, CABIN, CORRALS ETC. AND THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FROM HERE FOLLOW TRAIL AND OLD ROAD UP BASIN FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS ON HORSE TO A CLEARING AND A PINE TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE ON THE RIGHT, HERE LEAVE TRAIL, TURNING RIGHT ACROSS CLEARING TO A CREEK CROSSING, CROSS CREEK AND PICK UP FOREST TRAIL, WELL MARKED, WHICH WINDS UP THROUGH TIMBER TO AN OPEN RIDGE AND THENCE NORTHEAST TO THE STATION, ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES AND A 2000 FOOT CLIMB. FROM THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL IT IS ABOUT A 3-1/2 HOUR HORSE PACK.

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.