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Details for Benchmark: TO0816

N 48° 39.804 W 117° 02.352 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In PEND OREILLE county, WA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
INDIAN MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
lookout tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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found it

Actually found TWO benchmarks at the top. Lookout was manned today. Had a nice visit.

[Photos:]
photo1st one, set in cement at Indian Mt Lookout
photo2nd one on Lookout Mt
N 48° 39.806 W 117° 02.354

This benchmark was recovered today in good condition as described. The towerr was manned today, but because thunderstorms were sweeping through the area I chose not to disturb the lookout on duty.

[Photos:]
photoIndian Mountain lookout tower from a distance
photoA closer look at the tower
photoMy GPSr displaying my coordinates at the tower
photoLions Head and the Selkirks from Indian Mountain

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1964 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (JCC) THE STATION IS ABOUT 4-3/4 MILES NORTHWEST OF NORDMAN AND ABOUT 1/4 MILE WEST OF THE WASHINGTON-IDAHO STATE LINE. IT IS A FOUR LEGGED WOODEN STRUCTURE, HAVING A OBSERVATION CABIN MOUNTED ON THE TOP. THE OVERALL HEIGHT BEING 52.3 FEET. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO TRIANGULATION STATION INDIAN. THE DISTANCE BEING 24.37 FEET, 7.428 METERS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF STATION INDIAN.
1/1/1967 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1967 $ STATION MARK--A FOUR LEGGED WOODEN STRUCTURE, HAVING AN OBSERVATION CABIN MOUNTED ON THE TOP. THE OVERALL HEIGHT BEING 52.3 FT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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