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Details for Benchmark: TM0854

N 48° 35.959 W 112° 47.900 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In GLACIER county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION MON
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found the monument on a cold evening. Looks nice.

Here in the dark and wind with Team Barcelona... Found as described.

Found while geocaching.

Found it near to a geocache

stopped here to grab a cache, bonus benchmark

Nice and easy, even in the snow.

Found today. Too bad about all the graffitti on it.

Stopped here on our way to Glacier National Park, geocaching. This Triangulation Point is a bonus! Very interesting story, but disappointing about the graffiti and damage to this monument.

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Found it after picking up the nearby cache.
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photo808ladybug at TM0854

Trying to make our way through Montana and up to Alberta. Grabbed the cache nearby that mentioned this benchmark. Didn't know there was another one mere feet from this one. Lots of graffiti on it .

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Found this one and it's in good shape. Great view. DanF

Found as described on the end of a rough access road and in a parking area. The monument and area are heavily used for partying, the monument is filled with bullet holes and spray paint.

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photoLEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION MON - Glacier County,MT
photoLEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION MON - Glacier County,MT

FOUND WITH CHARLIE AND THE KIDS.
ON OUR 6000 MILES TRIP ACROSS THE USA.
TIGGR

We were along with grandpa GEO*TRAILBLAZER 1 and TIGGR our grandma when we recovered the mark.

We were lucky enough to be with our Grandpa,GEO*TRAILBLAZER 1 and our Grandma TIGGR when they recovered this mark.

I HAVE BEEN WAITING OVER A YEAR TO GET HERE.
THIS IS THE FURTHEST POINT NORTH AND WEST REACHED BY THE LEWIS EXPEDITION UP THE MARIAS RIVER.

THIS HAS SOME OF THE MOST WONDERFUL VIEWS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
JUST SOUTH OF HERE IS TWO MEDICINE FIGHT SITE.
N 48* 28.98102 W 112* 21.54261
3770'

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BENCHMARK SPOTS IN THE 1000+ I HAVE RECOVERED.

THE MARK HAS ALSO BEEN VANDALISED WITH GRAFFITTI.
I TALKED TO A LOCAL COUNCILMAN AND HE IS GOING TO TRY AND GET SOMETHING NICE DONE WITH THE MONUMENT.

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photoTM0854 LEWIS AND CLARK MON
LEWIS AND CLARK MONUMENT AND GLACIER NP IN BACKGROUND.
photoTM0854 LEWIS AND CLARK MON SIGN
LEWIS AND CLARK MONUMENT SIGN ON HIGHWAY EAST OF MARK.
photoTM0855-TM0854 GLACIER NP
THE SUN WAS BEAMING JUST RIGHT. I WISH I COULD HAVE GOT A PICTURE OF THE WAY IT REALLY LOOKED.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1963 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (JCC) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF A 18 BY 20 FOOT HIGH MONUMENT. IT IS ABOUT 10-1/2 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF BROWNING, 0.2 MILE NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 2 AND ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A SMALL EAST-WEST RIDGE BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY AND THE RAILROAD. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO TRIANGULATION STATION MONUMENT. THE DISTANCE BEING 304.66 FEET AND THE METERS (92.860). WEST-NORTHWEST.

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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