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Details for Benchmark: SV1487

N 47° 29.311 W 116° 07.708 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SHOSHONE county, ID View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KELLOGG PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Went up to Silver Mountain Ski Area on the gondola for a Brew Festival and was able to keep going up on the chair lift to the top of the mountain. The tower was being manned by a volunteer and he gets plenty of visitors at this lookout.

After seeing the data sheets for the nearby triangulation station, it appears that this is a replacement tower for an older destroyed tower. Technically destroyed, but brought back to life at some point.

[Photos:]
photoKellogg Peak Lookout Tower - Shoshone County, ID
photoKellogg Peak Lookout Tower - Shoshone County, ID

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1940 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (ANS) KELLOGG PEAK FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT TOWER IS IN THE COEUR DALENE NATIONAL FOREST, 3 MILES S OF KELLOGG, AND 3 MILES W OF BIG CREEK. THE TOP OF THE TOWER WAS INTERSECTED.

Control Text

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

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