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Details for Benchmark: RZ1677

N 46° 06.936 W 117° 32.395 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 6382

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

Location:
In GARFIELD county, WA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
DIAMOND PK
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:

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found while geocaching

Found as described while caching.

Garfield CoHP with Stu

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photoDIAMOND PEAK 1936

Crossed this benchmark before finding the nearby cache. Excellent view!

Found while out geocaching in the area.

Found it while looking for the nearby geocache.

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photoDiamond Peak Benchmark

Found it.

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photoRZ1677
Diamond

Yep - it's still there. Great area. Hiked Misery Trail over to Oregon Butte and back and endured the worst hail storm I've even seen. Yikes!

Was out hiking around Diamond Peak and found this near the trail. Beautiful Area!

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1936 by USFS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS OCCUPIED STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF DIAMOND PEAK, SITUATED ABOUT 19 MILES W OF ANATONE AND 11 MILES SE OF CLEARWATER RANGER STATION, AND 8 MILES N OF THE OREGON-WASHINGTON STATE LINE. STATION IS MARKED BY A U.S.F.S. DISK IN BURIED BOULDER. CENTER OF DIAMOND PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER IS SE OF STATION IN AZIMUTH 321 DEG 44 MIN. TO REACH FROM POMEROY DRIVE S 28 MILES TO CLEARWATER RANGER STATION, CONTINUE SE ON TROY ROAD 8 MILES TO JUNCTION OF ROADS AT MT. MISERY. TURN W ON DIAMOND PEAK ROAD, GO 6 MILES TO END OF CAR TRAVEL, CONTINUE ON TRAIL 0.5 MILE TO LOOKOUT TOWER.
1/1/1963 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (JCC) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 19 MILES WEST OF ANATONE, 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CLEARWATER RANGER STATION AND 8 MILES NORTH OF THE OREGON-WASHINGTON STATE LINE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE CLEARWATER LOOKOUT TOWER, GO SOUTHEASTERLY ON ROUTE N 911 TOWARD TROY, OREGON FOR 8.0 MILES TO JUNCTION OF ROADS AND SMALL CAMP SITE WHERE THE DIAMOND PEAK ROAD LEADS WEST. TAKE THE DIAMOND PEAK ROAD WESTERLY FOR 3.9 MILES TO THE AZIMUTH MARK NEAR A METAL WITNESS POST. CONTINUE WESTERLY ON DIAMOND PEAK ROAD FOR 1.5 MILES TO A TURN-AROUND AND CAMP SITE. CONTINUE 0.2 MILE UP STEEP GRADE TO SADDLE. CONTINUE FOR 0.5 MILE TO A CLEARING AND POLE WITH METAL SIGNS ON THE RIGHT. TURN SHARP LEFT AND CONTINUE THROUGH TIMBER FOR 0.75 MILE TO THE STATION ON THE SUMMIT OF DIAMOND PEAK. THE STATION MARK IS A U.S. FOREST SERVICE MARK, STAMPED DIAMOND PK. SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BURIED BOULDER. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED DIAMOND PK USFS NO 1 1963, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER. IT IS APPROXIMATELY 78 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED DIAMOND PK USFS NO 2 1963, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER. IT IS APPROXIMATELY 60 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE STATION. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED DIAMOND PK USFS 1963, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER. IT IS APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE STATION.
1/1/1964 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (JCC) THE STATION IS ABOUT 24 MILES SOUTH OF POMEROY, 18-3/4 MILES EAST OF ANATONE, 6 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CLEARWATER LOOKOUT TOWER, ON THE SUMMIT OF DIAMOND PEAK AND NEAR THE REMAINS OF THE DIAMOND PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN POMEROY, GO EAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 410 FOR 0.5 MILE TO STATE HIGHWAY 128 ON THE RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTHERLY ON HIGHWAY 128 FOR 7.9 MILES TO A POINT WHERE HIGHWAY 128 BEARS LEFT. CONTINUE SOUTH ON A GRAVELED ROAD (FOREST SERVICE ROAD 911) FOR 15.4 MILES TO THE CLEARWATER LOOKOUT TOWER ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE SOUTHERLY ON ROAD 911 FOR 7.2 MILES TO MISERY JUNCTION AND FOREST SERVICE ROAD 804. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST AND SOUTH ON N 804 (DIAMOND PEAK ROAD) FOR 4.0 MILES TO A CLIFF AND THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE SOUTHERLY FOR 1.7 MILES TO A LOCKED GATE. (OBTAIN KEY FROM RANGER STATION IN POMEROY) PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE ON A NARROW, STEEP ROAD FOR 0.35 MILE TO A POINT ABOUT 100 FEET WEST OF A SADDLE. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTH, SELECTING WAY THROUGH TREES FOR 0.35 MILE TO THE SUMMIT AND THE STATION. THE STATION MARK IS A UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE DISK STAMPED DIAMOND PK V A 6379 1936, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A 2 BY 2-1/2 FOOT BOULDER PROJECTING 3 INCHES. IT IS ABOUT 96 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE PEAK AND 4.1 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A WITNESS POST. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED DIAMOND PK USFS NO 1 1963, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A MASS OF ROCK OUTCROP PROJECTING 3 FEET ON THE NORTH SIDE AND FLUSH ON THE SOUTH SIDE. IT IS ABOUT 6 FEET NORTH OF THE HIGHEST POINT AND ABOUT 4 FEET HIGHER IN ELEVATION THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED DIAMOND PK USFS NO 2 1963, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 1 BY 1 FOOT ROCK OUTCROP PROJECTING 2 INCHES. IT IS ON THE NORTH-SLOPE OF THE PEAK AND ABOUT 6 FEET LOWER IN ELEVATION THAN THE STATION. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED DIAMOND PK USFS 1963, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 1 BY 2 FOOT ROCK OUTCROP PROJECTING 5 INCHES. IT IS ABOUT 75 FEET NORTH WEST OF THE CLIFF, 6.9 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST AND ABOUT 300 FEET EAST AND ABOUT 100 FEET HIGHER THAN THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD.

Control Text

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