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Details for Benchmark: QE2316

N 44° 30.267 W 123° 33.136 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4102

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

Location:
In BENTON county, OR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MARY RM 5
Marker Type:
reference mark disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Found with wearn3 in good condition.

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photoQE2316 - Mary RM 5

Found with BlueMoth.

Found this while hiking on a somewhat foggy day. Enjoyed the hike and a picnic on MLK.

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photoDSC_0329

Found while caching

Benchmark at Mary's Peak? Did we get a picture of that . . . ?

We were on a nieghborhood hide today, and found this while looking for a geocache....I'll come back another beautiful day to find the rest of the BMs here

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photoMary1903RM5closeup

Found this while geocaching on Marys Peak. Was a wet and windy day!

Beautiful day on Mary's Peak!

Mrs. Bean & I hiked up from Conner's Camp in the fog. Dripping wet trees and winds had chilled us to the bone so we didn't spend much time on the summit but we did locate this benchmark before heading off the top.

[This entry was edited by TheBeanTeam on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10:05:31 AM.]

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photoRef Mark 5
photoREf mark 5 and area view. Mary's Peak in the fog.

On a sunny Memorial Day amongst some new growth for this year.

Found on a beautiful day on Mary's Peak

Recovered in good condition.

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photoMARY RM 5
photoLooking East
Cascade Mountains in the haze.

Found this one on a cold windy day. No problem finding it. Walk is about .85 mile from parking lot.
mr.gps

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photoTrail-Dog and Geo-Dog
photoClose Enough

Found this one while Geocaching. How could I help it; the initial coordinates for "A Peek At Mary" deliver you right to the benchmark.

Out playing in the woods at night with my Dad and we stumbled across this find, I think I will quest it.

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photoMarys Peak at night.JPG

Spotted this benchmark today.

Found it while hiking / geocaching.

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photoQE2316 Benchmark

Looks to be in good shape

Used as a reference point in a multi-geocache hunt on Mary's Peak. It indicated a trail to take to the final cache.

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photoMary's Peak #5.jpg
This is Benchmark #5 on Mary's Peak
photoMy guide to #5.jpg
My wife and our Geocache dog, Maggie by Benchmark on Mary's Peak

First one of these to find, or perhaps deliberately take notice of! Will be keeping an eye out for these in the future. Beautiful day on the peak.

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Found with my son(12) and father-in-law(82) during a break in the rainy weather. Loved the hike.

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photoMarker

Found on a fabulously beautiful day for hiking to the summit. Had to go caching while waiting for the some folks having a picnic (while using the top of the benchmark for a table) to leave. Nice place for anyone to visit.

Found with Klossner. My first benchmark, YEA! Now if I could only win my first lottery... (it might help if I played the lottery, but mathematically there isn't much difference, aye?)

I found it too.

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photoQE2316

Our First one.

Another find after finding a peek at Mary. Cool, I now have a benchmark with my name on it!!

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photoMary's Peak

I started taking pictures of benchmarks before I realized they were part of the geocaching thing... so now I am digging them out of my photo collection and logging them. This one is with my beloved Garmin eMap. Looks like it was a bright sunny day.

9/18/2011

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photoMarys Peak benchmark
Marys Peak benchmark with Garmin eMap showing coordinates.

This BM is quite easy to find, being set in a concrete marker near the end of a herd path to the top of the peak.

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Found it after doing a Peek at Mary

Went for a walk from Woods Creek Rd. parking up the North trail to the top and back down the east trail and Woods Creek Rd.
Picked this up while at the top.
Clear day and couls see boats on the ocean.
Knotty

Been up here many times and mostly ignored them until today. Had imprinted MARY, 1903, N05, 1972.

Got this while geocaching and letterboxing!

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N 44° 30.268 W 123° 33.137

Found it with the scouts as we hid A Peek at Mary Cache. Just off the trail looking west. It is in good condition stamped Mary, 1903, No 5, 1972.

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photoDisk & GPS
photoExplorer Post 362

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1972 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (LDF) THE STATION IS ABOUT 24-1/2 MILES NORTHWEST OF HARRISBURG, 1-1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CORVALLIS, 9-1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF PHILOMATH NEAR THE MARYS PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER AND IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER SECTION 28 R-7-W,T-12-S. IT IS ON PROPERTY OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN PHILOMATH, GO WESTERLY ON U.S. HIGHWAY 20 FOR 0.8 MILE TO THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 34. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTHWEST ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 5.0 MILES TO DECKER ROAD ON THE LEFT, CONTINUE SOUTHWEST ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 4.0 MILES TO A PAVED SIDE ROAD ON THE RIGHT AND SIGN MARYS PEAK ROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO WESTERLY UP HILL ON MARYS PEAK ROAD FOR 5.5 MILES TO A PAVED SIDE ROAD ON THE LEFT AT SIGN MARY 5 PK C.G.S. HARLAN 13 U.S. HIGHWAY 20 21, CONTINUE NORTHERLY ON MAIN TRAVELED ROAD FOR 4.15 MILES TO A LOCKED RAIL GATE. (KEY CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOREST SERVICE). TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THIS POINT, TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH ON A GRAVELED ROAD THROUGH PICNIC AREA FOR 0.1 MILE TO THE NORTH END OF PICNIC AREA AND THE MARK NEAR A CABLE FENCE.) PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND GO SOUTHERLY UPHILL ON MARYS PEAK ROAD FOR 0.6 MILE TO THE MARYS PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK, STAMPED MARY 1903 NO 5 1972, SET IN THE TOP OF A 12 INCH CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. THE UNDERGROUND STATION MARK IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK SET 32 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND. IT IS 49.6 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER, 34.3 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE FLAG POLE AND 18 FEET EAST OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF A GRAVELED ROAD. MARY 1903 IS AN OLD TYPE BRASS TRIANGULATION STATION DISK, STAMPED MARY 1903, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BURIED BOULDER 2 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS IN THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. REFERENCE MARK 3 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MARY NO 3 1940, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 1 BY 2 FOOT ROCK OUTCROP THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 69.6 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE FLAG POLE AND 51.8 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MARY 1903 1972, SET IN THE TOP OF A 12 INCH CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS 2 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 9.0 FEET NORTH OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF A GRAVELED ROAD, 3.0 FEET EAST OF A METAL WITNESS POST AND 1.5 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A GUARD FENCE CONCRETE POST. MARY ECC (OSHD) IS A BRONZE STATION MARK DISK OF THE OREGON STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, STAMPED MARY ECC 1963, SET IN THE TOP OF A RECTANGULAR CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT PROJECTS 2 INCHES. IT IS 66.2 FEET NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE FLAG POLE AND 100 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER.
01/01/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1980 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1980 (CLN) THE STATION, REFERENCE MARK 3 AND MARY 1905 AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. DISTANCES TO THESE MARKS CHECKED FAVORABLY. MARY ECC OSHO WAS SEARCHED FOR BUT NOT RECOVERED. A FEW PIECES OF CONCRETE WERE FOUND WHERE THE MARK WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. THE LOOKOUT TOWER HAS BEEN REMOVED. THERE ARE TWO OTHER BUILDINGS ON THE TOP OF THE HILL. THE 1972 DESCRIPTION AND TO REACH IS ADEQUATE FOR RECOVERY.
01/01/1988 by EGPSSC (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY EAGLE GPS SURVEYING CORPORATION 1988 (WLC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AT THIS DATE. ALL MARKS WERE RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. DESCRIBED BY LAYNE CASWELL.
07/07/1989 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1989 ABOUT 24-1/2 MILES NORTHWEST OF HARRISBURG, 15-1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CORVALLIS, 9-1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF PHILOMATH NEAR THE MARYS PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28 R-7-W, T-12-S AND ON PROPERTY OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE. TO REACH FROM THE POST OFFICE IN PHILOMATH, GO WESTERLY ON U.S. HIGHWAY 20 FOR 0.8 MILE TO THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 34. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTHWEST ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 5.0 MILES TO DECKER ROAD ON THE LEFT, CONTINUE SOUTHWEST ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 4.0 MILES TO A PAVED SIDE ROAD ON THE RIGHT AND SIGN MARYS PEAK ROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO WESTERLY UPHILL ON MARYS PEAK ROAD FOR 5.5 MILES TO A PAVED SIDE ROAD ON THE LEFT AT MARY 5 PK C.G.S. HARLAN 13 U.S. HIGHWAY 20 21, CONTINUE NORTHERLY ON MAIN TRAVELED ROAD FOR 4.15 MILES TO A LOCKED RAIL GATE. (KEY CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOREST SERVICE). PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND GO SOUTHERLY UPHILL ON MARYS PEAK ROAD FOR 0.6 MILE TO THE MARYS PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK 5 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED MARY 1903 NO 5 1972, SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 49.6 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER, 34.3 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE FLAG POLE AND 18 FEET EAST OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF A GRAVELED ROAD. THE UNDERGROUND REFERENCE MARK IS 32-INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO THIS MARK WITH THE ABOVE DISTANCE. THERE IS A LOCKED GATE ABOUT 0.6 MILE FROM THE STATION. THE COMBINATION CAN BE GOTTEN FROM THE USFS RANGER STATION IN ALSEA. THEIR PHONE NUMBER IS 487-5811. DESCRIBED BY L.L. RIGGERS.
05/21/1990 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1990 STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 15 KM (9.3 MI) SOUTHWEST OF PHILOMATH, 13 KM (8.1 MI) NORTH OF ALSEA, 2 KM (1.2 MI) EAST OF THE LINCOLN-BENTON COUNTY LINE, IN THE SIUSLAW NATIONAL FOREST, ON THE TOP OF MARYS PEAK, A LARGE GRASSY HILL, AT THE SITE OF THE NOW-REMOVED LOOKOUT TOWER, IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, T 12 S, R 7 W. OWNERSHIP--US FOREST SERVICE. CALL 503-487-5811 FOR LOCK COMBINATION. TO REACH FROM THE CITY FIRE STATION IN THE WEST SECTION OF PHILOMATH, GO WEST ON US HIGHWAY 20 AND STATE HIGHWAY 34 FOR 1.08 KM (0.67 MI) TO A FORK IN THE HIGHWAY. BEAR LEFT, SOUTHWEST, ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 14.26 KM (8.86 MI) TO A PAVED CROSSROAD JUST BEFORE REACHING ROAD SUMMIT OF THE COASTAL RANGE, AND SIGN -MARYS PEAK ROAD-. TURN RIGHT, NORTHWEST, ON USFS ROAD 30 FOR 8.61 KM (5.35 MI) TO A GRAVEL ROAD LEFT. CONTINUE AHEAD, UPGRADE, ON USFS ROAD 3010 FOR 6.51 KM (4.05 MI) TO ROAD END AT A PARKING LOT AND A LOCKED POLE GATE (LOCK COMBINATION CHANGED REGULARLY). PASS THROUGH GATE, SOUTHERLY, ON GRAVEL ROAD FOR 1.04 KM (0.65 MI) TO ITS END AT HIGH GROUND AND THE STATION ON THE LEFT. STATION MARK IS SET IN THE TOP OF A 25-CM ROUND CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 5.5 M (18.0 FT) EAST OF, AND LEVEL WITH THE ROAD CENTER, 15.4 M (50.5 FT) NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST LEG OF OLD LOOKOUT TOWER, AND 19.5 M (64.0 FT) NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A SMALL CONCRETE BUILDING.
05/21/1998 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1998 (CLS) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 15.0 KM (9.30 MI) SOUTHWEST OF PHILOMATH, 13.0 KM (8.05 MI) NORTH OF ALSEA, 2.0 KM (1.25 MI) EAST OF THE LINCOLN-BENTON COUNTY LINE, IN THE SIUSLAW NATIONAL FOREST, ON THE TOP OF MARYS PEAK, A LARGE GRASSY HILL, AT THE SITE OF THE NOW-REMOVED LOOKOUT TOWER, IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST. OWNERSHIP--U.S. FOREST SERVICE. CALL 541-487-5811 FOR LOCK COMBINATION. TO REACH FROM THE CITY FIRE STATION IN THE WEST SECTION OF PHILOMATH, GO WEST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 20 AND STATE HIGHWAY 34 FOR 1.1 KM (0.70 MI) TO A FORK IN THE HIGHWAY. BEAR LEFT, SOUTHWEST, ON HIGHWAY 34 FOR 14.3 KM (8.90 MI) TO A PAVED CROSSROAD JUST BEFORE REACHING ROAD SUMMIT OF THE COASTAL RANGE, AND SIGN -MARYS PEAK ROAD-. TURN RIGHT, NORTHWEST, ON U.S. FOREST SERVICE ROAD 30 FOR 8.6 KM (5.35 MI) TO A GRAVEL ROAD LEFT. CONTINUE AHEAD, UPGRADE, ON U.S. FOREST SERVICE ROAD 3010 FOR 6.5 KM (4.05 MI) TO ROAD END AT A PARKING LOT AND A LOCKED POLE GATE (LOCK COMBINATION CHANGED REGULARLY). PASS THROUGH GATE, SOUTHERLY, ON GRAVEL ROAD FOR 1.04 KM (0.65 MI) TO ITS END AT HIGH GROUND AND THE STATION ON THE LEFT. STATION IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 25 CM ROUND CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 5.5 M (18.0 FT) EAST FROM, AND LEVEL WITH THE CENTER OF THE ROAD, AND 19.5 M (64.0 FT) NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A SMALL CONCRETE BUILDING.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in April 2000. This is a SPECIAL STATUS position. See SPECIAL STATUS under the DATUM ITEM on the data sheet items page. The horizontal coordinates are valid at the epoch date displayed above. The epoch date for horizontal control is a decimal equivalence of Year/Month/Day.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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