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Details for Benchmark: RZ0919

N 46° 27.600 W 117° 00.967 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2608.08

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

Location:
In NEZ PERCE county, ID View Original Datasheet
Designation:
D 23
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Grabbing caches on our long day quest today for some DeLorme pages and counties in Washington. We stopped here for the cache, the great view, and after completing page 83. Happy to get a few benchmarks, too!

Today: 5 counties, 6 DeLorme pages, and more than a handful of cemeteries as part of that!

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photoRZ0919: D 23 (Lewiston Hill, ID)
photoCloseup of RZ0919

A colleague of mine was up here to admire the view and spotted this one. He told me about it, so when we had another bit of free time, I came up to enjoy the view, find the nearby virtual and discover this benchmark. Cap is still in good shape.

Found while doing the virtual cache up here.
Disk is still in good shape.

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photoDisk

Found in good shape

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photo20150920_081326

Found this one while stopping for the virtual cache.

The temperature was very hot and the view was great. :)

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photoD 23

Almost missed this one...it was pretty dirtied up. Cleared it off with a bit of water and went looking for the others!

found others near here

Out looking for benchmarks today. Found this one and two others nearby.

Found this benchmark while caching in the area.

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photoIMG_4100

Easily found at the Lewiston Hill overlook!

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photoMarker!..
photoMarker area

mark in good shape

found this with silly_me

Found it running around geocaching.

Found it while out and about in the area! Cool!

Found it while taking a picture of the valley

I found this benchmark Sunday afternoon, August 14, on my way home after an Elderhostel/Road Scholar trip: The Great Ice Age Floods, Spokane, WA August 7 - 12, 2011.

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photoLocation of D 23
photoD 23

Found as described.

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photoRZ0919 D 23 1933 (closeup) NEZ PERCE county ID
photoRZ0919 D 23 1933 (View S) NEZ PERCE county ID
What a view down to Lewiston, ID!

Found during QCCM.

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photoRZ0919

found this one during the QCCM.

Found during QCCM

Found disk while out geocaching with DownShifter.

Found this disk while geocaching. There was a virtual cache near this location.

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photoRZ0919 disk

Easy find. Great view from here.

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photoD 23
photoD 23, Nez Perce Co., Idaho
Overlooking Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA.

Condition Good

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photoD23/RZ0919

Found this while searching for cache information in the dark. Bonus find!

first benchmark, great night view!

I forgot to log this one a long time ago.

Our first benchmark find. Definitely a beautiful view.

N 46° 27.608 W 117° 00.984

Found it - nice view. My averaged coordinates are about 100' or so at 305 degrees bearing from the datasheet numbers.

[last edit: 11/16/2003 9:04:03 AM PST]

Found this while doing Birds View - what a view!

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photoRZ0919 - Close up

We ran into this one while visiting A Bird's Eye View. Beautiful day and fantastic view!

Found while searching for A Bird's Eye View geocache. Think it's imbedded in what the locals call The Rock. Great view from here.

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photoD23
photoLewiston - Clarkston Valley

Found as described in good shape, but with alot of glass shards all around. Photos will be uploaded when film is developed.

Imeagle

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1933 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1952 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 6.9 MI S FROM UNIONTOWN, WA. 5.0 MILES SOUTH ALONG U. S. HIGHWAY 195 FROM THE COMMUNITY BUILDING AT UNIONTOWN, THENCE 1.9 MILES SOUTH ALONG U. S. HIGHWAY 95, AT AN OBSERVATION POINT ON THE LEWISTON GRADE, IN THE TOP OF A LARGE PROMINENT OUTCROP, 102 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 27 FEET SOUTH OF A STEEL GUARD RAIL, 20.2 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE CONCRETE BASE OF A MONUMENT IN MEMORY OF C.C. VAN ARSDOL, AND ABOUT 5 FEET LOWER THAN THE HIGHWAY.
01/01/1980 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1980 13.0 KILOMETERS (8.1 MILES) NORTH ALONG OLD U.S. HIGHWAY 95 FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 12 IN LEWISTON, 0.6 KILOMETER (0.4 MILE) SUTHEAST OF THE JUNCTION OF NEW U.S. HIGHWAY 95, AT AN OBSERVATION POINT, SET IN TOP OF A ROCK OUTCROP NEAR THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF A CONCRETE FOUNDATION FOR A GRANITE MONUMENT WITH A BRONZE PLAGUE FOR C.C. VAN ARSOOL, 32.1 METERS (105 FEET) SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 9.1 METERS (30.0 FEET) SOUTH OF A METAL GUARDRAIL. THE MARK IS 1.2 M BELOW THE HIGHWAY.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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