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Details for Benchmark: QC0925

N 44° 42.828 W 118° 33.699 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In GRANT county, OR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
VINEGAR HILL LOH
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Scoured the area where the lookout was and no benchmark. From the description, it must be gone. Have been hunting and visiting this area for years and saw no benchmark. Did not know about the reference marks and will look for them another visit.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1936 by USFS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE ON VINEGAR HILL, ELEVATION ABOUT 8120 FEET, A WELL-KNOWN BUTTE SITUATED ABOUT 3 MILES W OF GREENHORN. SUMMIT CONSISTS OF ROCKY BACKBONE, WITH LOOKOUT NEAR N END. U.S.G.S. ESTABLISHED STATION GREENHORN (U.S.G.S.) AT THIS POINT IN 1898. IT IS MARKED WITH A COPPER BOLT IN ROCK. IN 1916 LOOKOUT HOUSE WAS BUILT, AND U.S.G.S. STATION WAS DESTROYED, BUT IT IS REPORTED AS PROBABLY HAVING BEEN WITHIN 2 OR 3 FEET OF CENTER OF LOOKOUT HOUSE, WHICH IS ON SAME CENTER IN 1936 AS WHEN ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED IN 1916.
1/1/1938 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1938 PREVIOUS DESCRIPTION IS APPLICABLE. U.S.F.S. STATION DISK IS CEMENTED INTO ROCK UNDER CENTER OF HOUSE. U.S.G.S. REFERENCE DISKS WERE SET BY THIS PARTY. REFERENCE MARK NO.1 IS IN TOP OF SHARP POINTED ROCK TO S, DISTANT 104.3 FEET FROM STATION, IN AZIMUTH 2 DEG 24 MIN 30 SEC. REFERENCE MARK NO.2 IS IN EDGE OF LEDGE TO N, DISTANT 38.3 FEET, IN AZIMUTH 164 DEG 03 MIN. REACHED FROM AUSTIN, GREENHORN, OR UP VINCENT CREEK TO BLACK BUTTE CAMP AND SPRING WHICH IS IN SADDLE ABOUT 1 MILE SW OF LOOKOUT. CLIMB REST OF WAY ON FOOT THROUGH OPEN COUNTRY.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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