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Details for Benchmark: TN0782

N 48° 36.026 W 114° 08.068 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 6598

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

Location:
In FLATHEAD county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HUCKLEBERRY
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Recovered in good condition.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1939 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1939 (ANS) SIXTEEN MILES NORTH BY EAST OF COLUMBIA FALLS, 19.5 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF THE NORTH FORK RANGER STATION, 7 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF LOGGING CREEK RANGER STATION, 2 MILES EAST OF THE BIG CREEK RANGER STATION, 1-1/2 MILES EAST OF THE FLATHEAD RIVER, AIRLINE DISTANCES, ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN. THE STATION MARK IS 3.15 METERS NORTH OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF HUCKLEBERRY LOOKOUT, 5.68 METERS NORTHWEST BY NORTH FROM THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT, 5.5 METERS WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LOOKOUT, STAMPED HUCKLEBERRY 1939, AND IS FLUSH WITH SURFACE. ELEVATION OF THE STATION IS 5580 FEET AS PER UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE DATA. TO REACH FROM BELTON (ON U.S. HIGHWAY 2) GO NORTH (LEAVING HIGHWAY) INTO THE PARK FOR 1.8 MILES TO APGAR, CONTINUE NORTH ON THE MAIN ROAD UP THE EAST SIDE OF FLATHEAD RIVER FOR 5-1/2 MILES TO HUCKLEBERRY LOOKOUT TRAIL AT THE WEST SIDE OF ROAD IN MC GEES MEADOWS, TAKE POSTED TRAIL FOR 6 MILES TO THE SUMMIT OF THE MOUNTAIN AND THE STATION. SURFACE AND REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK AS DESCRIBED IN NOTES 2 AND 12A RESPECTIVELY. THERE IS NO AZIMUTH MARK. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS A U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BENCH MARK IN LINE WITH THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOOKOUT, 7.2 METERS NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER, 8.4 METERS NORTH-NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOOKOUT, AND 1-1/2 FEET LOWER THAN STATION, IT IS NOT STAMPED. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS IN LINE WITH THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE, 7 METERS WEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER, 8.25 METERS WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER, LEVEL WITH STATION, AND STAMPED HUCKLEBERRY NO. 2 1939. NOTE--SMOKY L.O. AND WERNER PK. L.O. MAY BE USED AS AZ. MK.

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  • 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.