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Details for Benchmark: QE2319

N 44° 30.252 W 123° 33.140 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4094.9

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

Location:
In BENTON county, OR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MARY RM 3
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found with wearn3.

[Photos:]
photoDE2319

Found with BlueMoth.

Found while Geocaching

found it

Beautiful day on Mary's Peak!

On a fine sunny Memorial Day, almost stumbled on this one.

Was able to find 3, 4, & 5.

Recovered in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoMARY RM 3
photoLooking East
Looking at the Cascade Mountain Range from the Coastal Range.
photoLooking South

Found this one after bagging #5 which is just a short distance from this one.The wildflowers were awesome this time of year up here.
mr.gps

[Photos:]
photoMary #3
photoTrail-Dog and Geo-Dog

First to log - whoo-hoo! I'm not quite sure how I managed to be the first to log this benchmark. Perhaps some have mixed up QE2315 and QE2319. Oh well, I'll take all the firsties I can get.

[Photos:]
photoQE2319 Benchmark

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1970 by OR-019 (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY DOUGLAS COUNTY OREGON 1970 (FLI) STATION IS ABOUT 15 MILES WSW OF CORVALLIS, 9-1/2 MILES WSW OF PHILOMATH AND 26 MILES NORTHWEST OF JUNCTION CITY. IT IS ON THE HIGHEST PART OF MARYS PEAK, A GRASS-COVERED PEAK WITH TIMBERED SIDES. THE PEAK IS THE HIGHEST IN THE VICINITY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 20 AND HIGHWAY 34 WEST OF PHILOMATH, GO SOUTHERLY THEN WESTERLY 8.9 MILES ON HIGHWAY 34 TO FORK. GO RIGHT ON FORK 0.4 MILES TO GRAVEL ROAD. GO RIGHT ON GRAVEL ROAD 0.55 MILES TO STEEL GATE. GO THRU GATE 2.65 MILES TO FORK. GO RIGHT 0.3 MILES TO FORK. GO LEFT 2.5 MILES TO FORK. GO RIGHT 0.15 MILES THRU GATE TO FORK. GO LEFT 2.25 MILES TO FORK. GO STRAIGHT AHEAD 1.8 MILES TO STEEL GATE (USFS KEY). CONTINUE THRU GATE UP HILL 0.65 MILES TO TOWER AND TOP OF HILL. REFERENCE MARK 3, STAMPED MARY NO 3 1940, IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A BOULDER ABOUT 5 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. IT IS ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE SUMMIT OF MARYS PEAK. REFERENCE MARK 4, STAMPED MARY NO 4 1940, IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A BOULDER THAT PROJECTS ABOUT 6 INCHES. IT IS ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE SUMMIT AND ABOUT 6 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. MARY ECCENTRIC, STAMPED MARY ECCENTRIC 1963, IS A OSHD BRASS CAP SET IN A CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS 4 INCHES BELOW GROUND. IT IS ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE SUMMIT OF MARYS PEAK, APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET EAST OF THE GRAVEL DRIVE ON SUMMIT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1991.
  • 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.

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