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Details for Benchmark: RY0854

N 46° 39.882 W 114° 23.699 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 7218

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

Location:
In MISSOULA county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SKOOKUM BUTTE LOOKOUT
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it still embedded in the rock!

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Climbed up to the lookout with our son after locating A Mass for the Micros: 4th Movement. Have pics to prove the find (on a rainy, overcast day) but won't upload 'em since they look just like the others. We too were surprised at the lack of vandalism but glad all visitors have so far shown an appropriate respect for the building. We're also awed by the thought of the people who carried all the material for the lookout up to this place, then built it, then kept it stocked with food, etc, for so many years!

A neat old lookout, just tied down to the rock pile. Dont' take a wrong turn when you come out the door!

Can't beat the views of Montana and Idaho.

Amazingly people have resisted seriously vandalizing this old structure.

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photoSkookum Butte Lookout - Montana & Idaho border

The lookout is still standing. Somewhat difficult to get to because of the rocks.

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photoSkookum Butte Lookout

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 SEE STATION SKOOKUM BUTTE

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1992.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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