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Details for Benchmark: PY1216

N 44° 47.846 W 110° 26.029 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 10285

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

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

Must Read!

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Found this on my hike to the summit. Pic below. Looks to be in good shape. I understand they are closing the trail for the summer today to work on the antenna array here.

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We found this benchmark after making the long hike to the top of Mt. Washburn. Very windy up top today.

DreadPirateWestley

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Found in good condition. We had a lovely hike in fine weather.

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photobenchmark MT WASHBURN LOOKOUT HOUSE

Climbed up Mt Washburn and found both markers at the top. Great hike on a nice day.

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photoBechmark Washburn
Hiked with the scouts

Thanks for the NGS Benchmarks

Actually found this one back in 2007 while on vacation.

A wounderful day at Mt. Washburn.

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Found both

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photoMt Washburn

Found on top of Mt. Washburn.

Visited the lookout tower after our hike up Mt. Washburn.

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Completely forgot to log this one last year. Visited during a holiday to the USA together with Lady Pinguin, Ogima and Lady Pumpkin. Fantastic view!

Found my first benchmark today on the top of Mt. Washburn. It was a great hike and I enjoyed the views, the wildlife and the nature!

Found this benchmark when arriving at the top of Mount Washburn.

Great view from up here!!

Enjoyed the view at the top! Thanks

A two-fer on benchmarks!

Found it.

Found during our trip to the summit of Mt. Washburn. Nice hike !

Had the lookout all to ourselves this morning, except for the ranger. Lovely!

Found it (obviously) while at the summit.

Found the Lookout with Ranger in residence!

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photoMt. Washburn Fire Lookout

Discovered while vacationing with the family.

We were the first up the mountain this morning, only barely. We took a long time taking photos of the bighorn sheep on the road as well. Chatted briefly with the ranger stationed at the tower when he came out for a bit. A nice person and a man of few words.

Found while staying on Mount Washburn

Found this after hiking up the mountain..... kind of hard to miss!

Yippee!

Great hike and views on a somewhat cloudy day. Worth it.

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photoBadger49 @ Mt Washburn tower

Found while visiting Yellowstone with Boy Scout troop 59 from Clifton Springs, NY. Had a nice hike up and down. I know there was a benchmark before the hike but did not realize the lookout house was also a benchmark until I got home.

This entry was edited by pebrswel on Friday, 05 August 2011 at 00:43:03 UTC.

Yes, there it is. I would like to see photos of it in winter.

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Found this with my boy scout troop after a great hike to the top of Mt. Washburn.

I did not even know that this house is a benchmark. :-D

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Found and visited after a nice hike up the old stage road.

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photoMT WASHBURN LOOKOUT HOUSE - Park County, WY

Found it with dukemartin.

Found in good condition and a Ranger inside at N44 47.851 N110 26.032

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BSA Troop 508, Aurora, IL, visited this benchmark during their high adventure trip to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons.

Yep, still there. The way down was much easier.

I didn't go the center of the roof, but the lookout house is certainly where it should be.

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photoLookout House in the Distance
The look out house is in the distance above my brother and my son.

Sometimes there is water in the house for hikers to refill. They were out when we got there. Good thing we brought plenty.

The ranger that resides there during the fire season wasn't about to let me go on the roof. But the station is there and he lives in it for part of the year.

While recovering from the stroll to "Go Ahead" I saw this ones partner and inquired about this one with the ranger. As far as he knows its still up there.

Saw this one while climbing Mt. Washburn.

Found as described.

Found This while doing the "Go Ahead" Cache which brought us up here.

As I stated before in my log for PY1215, it was a nice day for a hike up to the top of Mt. Washburn. The skies were clear except to the southeast where the forest fires were still burning out of control (Aug 2003). I posted this log on Feb 25, 2004 once I found out about geocaching.com and benchmark hunting.

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photoRanger station from a distance
3.5 miles doesn't sound like a long ways until you go up the side of a mountain. My 11 year old daughter did pretty well during the trek.
photoRanger station
Front side
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Back side on the way down.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1950 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (EBL) STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE ROOF OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE LOCATED ON THE TOP OF MT. WASHBURN IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. THE LOOKOUT IS A 3 STORY CONCRETE BUILDING WITH A FLAT ROOF. THE TOP CENTER OF THE ROOF WAS THE POINT MEASURED TO.

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.