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Details for Benchmark: PV0474

N 44° 21.290 W 104° 04.533 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 6649.5

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

Location:
In CROOK county, WY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
CEMENT RIDGE FLAG
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Recovered in good condition. Submitted recovery report to NGS.

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photoPV0474 Close-up
photoPV0474 Eye-level
photoPV0474 Horizon

Found while out riding our side by side.

On our way out to the Big Horns to ride ATV's for a week. Road the northern Hills today. Great ride up to the lookout tower. The Benchmark was an easy find. It is in good shape.

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Easy find and in good shape. Great view of the black hills.

I really love this area. You can see for what seems like forever. Its so quite and a great place to relax.

Spectacular View from the Benchmark

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photoCement Ridge Flag Benchmark

beautiful view

found it while getting a cache in the area

Found it while visiting the local cache. Guess what? I got a flat on the way home too. It didn't deflate until I was about to pull on to I-90. I had to change my tire on the overpass at sunset. Maybe there is a pile of nails laying out there on the FSR? Actually it looked like a rock pucture too me.

Found it, got a flat tire on 850.1E, imagine that.

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photoCement Ridge BM.JPG

we figured that there was a cache here, but didn't have any info, so we looked in several "cachey" places - nope.

Found this while finding the nearby Geocache. My first Benchmark.

Found it when looking for Cement Ridge Cache.

0914 Found while geocaching.

That road gets more and more challenging each time I come up here!

Glad to see the tree tied in a knot is still there. My father said that he first remembers seeing it 25 years ago or so. It's located probably 1000 feet (?) down the road from the lookout.

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photoPiece of Cake
photoYep, still there.
photoTree Tied in Knot

My car definitely wouldn't have made it up here, so I was glad that typnotic drove us to the Ridge. It was a gorgeous afternoon and I would love coming back again.

Noticed this benchmark while visiting the tower after finding the Cache near there. Thanks for letting us know we could log it! Cache & Cerry

Found it and photographed it with our GPS in hand (with the coordinates)

-Team Family Affair

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photoThe Cement Ridge Survey Marker

Found it on the way to the Cement Ridge Cache. Easily found right near the lookout tower.

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photoSurvey Marker
photoLookout Tower

The mark I found doesn't quite match the description. It sure looks like it used to be at the base of a flagpole.

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photoCement Ridge, Crook Co, Wyo
photoCement Ridge S view, Crook Co, Wyo
photoCement Ridge N view, Crook Co, Wyo

Located this benchmark on the same trip to find the Cement Ridge geocache.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1939 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1939 STATION IS LOCATED IN T 50 AND 51 N, R 60 W, NEAR THE CORNER OF SEC. 4, 5, 32, 33, ABOUT 1.0 MI. W. OF THE WYOMING-SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LINE, ABOUT 2.0 MI. (AIRLINE) SW. OF TINTON, AT CEMENT RIDGE FOREST LOOKOUT STATION, ABOUT 5 IN. W. OF A 4 IN. IRON PIPE SET IN CONCRETE. LOCATED IN CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE CROOK COUNTY COURT HOUSE IN SUNDANCE, GO E. ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 14 FOR 5.0 MI. TO THE JUNCTION OF WYOMING STATE SECONDARY 141. TURN RIGHT AND GO S. ALONG STATE SECONDARY 141 FOR 8.4 MI. TO A RD. FORK AND SIGN SAYING CEMENT RIDGE FIRE LOOKOUT 12.0 MI. TAKE THE LEFT FORK UP THE GRAND CANYON STAYING ON THE MAIN TRAVELED RD. FOR 4.3 MI. TO ANOTHER FORK AT RATTLESNAKE CANYON. TAKE THE LEFT FORK FOR 2.0 MI. TO ANOTHER RD. FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK FOR 2.4 MI. TO AN ABANDONED LOG CABIN ON THE RIGHT AND A GATE ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT, GO THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE ALONG THE TRACK RD. FOR 1.0 MI. TO ANOTHER RD. FORK. TAKE THE LEFT FORK FOR 1.0 MI. TO THE CEMENT RIDGE FIRE LOOKOUT STATION AND THE STATION MARK. STATION MARK--A USGS STANDARD TABLET STAMPED ---CEMENT RIDGE FLAG 1939--- AND SET IN THE CONCRETE FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. REFERENCE MARKS--NONE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1998.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.