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Details for Benchmark: QZ0546

N 45° 25.769 W 114° 06.619 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 7652

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

Location:
In LEMHI county, ID View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ULYSSES
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1945 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1945 (JCT) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 5-1/2 MILES NW OF NORTH FORK, ON THE SUMMIT OF ULYSSES MOUNTAIN, DIRECTLY UNDER THE CENTER OF THE FOREST SERVICE STEEL LOOKOUT TOWER. STATION MARK IS A BRONZE STATION DISK IN A BOULDER AND IS STAMPED ULYSSES 1945. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS IN THE SE CORNER OF THE CONCRETE PORCH OF THE RANGERS CABIN. IT IS STAMPED ULYSSES NO 1 1945. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS N OF THE STATION, 9 FEET E OF THE TRAIL, AND 33 FEET NE OF THE NE CORNER OF THE CABIN. THE ROCK OUTCROP IN WHICH IT IS SET HAS A 2-FOOT BY 6-INCH EXPOSED SURFACE AND IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS A BRONZE REFERENCE DISK AND IS STAMPED ULYSSES NO 2 1945. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ABOUT 1.0 MILE NE OF THE STATION, 30 FEET N OF A ROCK CAIRN ALONG THE S SIDE OF THE TRAIL, AND 17 FEET SE OF A TRIANGULAR-BLAZED PINE TREE. IT IS ABOUT A 35-MINUTE PACK FROM THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL AND 5 MINUTES SE OF THE JUNCTION OF DIVIDE TRAIL AND NORTH FORK TRAIL. THIS JUNCTION IS 1-1/2 MILES BY TRAIL NE OF THE SUMMIT OF ULYSSES MOUNTAIN. IT IS IN A 2- BY 3-FOOT ROCK OUTCROP THAT PROJECTS ABOUT 2 FEET. IT IS A BRONZE AZIMUTH DISK AND IS STAMPED ULYSSES 1945. TO REACH THE STATION FROM NORTH FORK, GO W ON GRADED DIRT ROAD ALONG THE N SIDE OF THE SALMON RIVER FOR 8.0 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO N ON THE MAIN-TRAVELED ROAD UP THE CANYON FOR 3.0 MILES TO A SAWMILL. CONTINUE NE UP THE CANYON ON A LOGGING ROAD (KEEP LEFT AT ALL JUNCTIONS) FOR 1.2 MILES TO THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL AT THE END OF THE ROAD AND THE BEGINNING OF A TRAIL. FROM THIS POINT FOLLOW THE TRAIL NW THEN S FOR A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 3 MILES TO THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION AS DESCRIBED. PACK WILL REQUIRE ABOUT 1-1/2 HOURS. DIRECTION COULD NOT BE TAKEN TO REFERENCE MARK 1. IT WAS OBSTRUCTED BY A LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER.
01/01/1945 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1945 (JCT) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF ULYSSES LOOKOUT TOWER, A FOUR-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH A GLASS-ENCLOSED CAB ON TOP, AND APPROXIMATELY 60 FEET HIGH. IT IS LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF ULYSSES MOUNTAIN, ABOUT 5-1/2 MILES NW OF NORTH FORK. TRIANGULATION STATION ULYSSES IS LOCATED AT THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES THE POSITION OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER IS THE SAME AS TRIANGULATION STATION ULYSSES.
01/01/1965 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 (PAS) THE STATION MARK AND REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WERE SEARCHED FOR BUT NOT RECOVERED. A METAL WITNESS POST WAS PLACED 2 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE STATION MARK. THE ORIGINAL TO REACH IS OBSOLETE. A NEW TO REACH FOLLOWS. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE NORTH FORK POST OFFICE GO WEST ON THE GRAVELED ROAD PARALLELING THE RIVER FOR 8.0 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT AND SIGN, SAGE CREEK ROAD ULYSSES L.O., TURN SHARP RIGHT AND GO NORTH ON THE BLADED ROAD FOR 2.8 MILES TO A FORK, TAKE LEFT FORK FOR 0.1 MILE TO THE RESIDENCE OF MR. AND MRS. DONALD KERR. PASS BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND A SHED AND CONTINUE NORTHERLY ON THE WINDING ROAD FOR 0.6 MILE TO A FORK, TAKE THE RIGHT FORK, MAIN TRAVELED MOUNTAIN ROAD FOR 2.8 MILES TO A SADDLE, A CROSSROAD AND SIGN, ULYSSES L.O. 2 HULL CREEK 2, TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTHWEST ON THE BLADED ROAD FOR 1.8 MILES TO THE LOOKOUT AND STATION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1992.
  • 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.

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