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Details for Benchmark: TO1096

N 48° 37.696 W 116° 35.613 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 7260.9

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

Location:
In BOUNDARY county, ID View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ROMAN NOSE
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:

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Nice little trek up here. Had all the weather one could. Rain, Snow, Sun and wind. Awesome Day!

Found it in good condition on a cold, snowy day. No picture as my camera was in the car in my other pack.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1936 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1936 (LCJ) ABOUT 10 MILES AIR LINE WEST-NORTHWEST FROM THE HAMLET OF NAPLES, AND ABOUT 14 MILES AIR LINE SOUTHWEST OF BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO, ON A PROMINENT PEAK, VERY NOSE-LIKE IN APPEARANCE, AND KNOWN LOCALLY AS ROMAN NOSE MT. TO REACH FROM NAPLES, GO NORTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 95 FOR 0.8 MILE, TURN LEFT OFF HIGHWAY AND CROSS RAILROAD TRACKS, CONTINUE FOR 3.2 MILES AND KEEP STRAIGHT AHEAD, GO 3.6 MILES TO BROWNS MILL, A SMALL LUMBER CONCERN, PASS THROUGH SETTLEMENT AND TURN LEFT AT SIGN FALL CREEK ROAD, GO 1.1 MILES, TAKE RIGHT FORK AT SIGN ROMAN NOSE, GO 2.3 MILES, TAKE RIGHT FORK AT ANOTHER SIGN ROMAN NOSE, CONTINUE 2.5 MILES TO A HORSE LOADING RACK ON THE LEFT OF ROAD, AT THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL AND THE FOOT OF THE TRAIL TO ROMAN NOSE, FOLLOW THE TRAIL 3 MILES TO STATION. STOCK CAN BE TAKEN ALL THE WAY. SURFACE MARK IS A STANDARD BRONZE DISK SET IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK, AS DESCRIBED. ONE REFERENCE MARK, NOT NUMBERED, A STANDARD BRONZE DISK SET IN CONCRETE, AS DESCRIBED, IS SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF THE STATION. THE OTHER REFERENCE MARK, A U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BENCH MARK IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK, IS WEST-NORTHWEST OF STATION.
01/01/1964 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (JCC) THE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARK AND THE USGS MARK WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL LOOKOUT TOWER HAS BEEN DISMANTLED. A NEW LOOKOUT TOWER HAS BEEN ERECTED ABOUT 10 FEET WEST OF THE ORIGINAL SITE. FOLLOWING IS A NEW COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. THE STATION IS ABOUT 24 MILES NORTH OF SANDPOINT, 13 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BONNERS FERRY AND 10 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF NAPLES, ON THE SUMMIT OF ROMAN NOSE MOUNTAIN, NEAR THE ROMAN NOSE LOOKOUT TOWER. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN NAPLES, GO NORTH ON U.S. HIGHWAYS 2 AND 95 FOR 0.85 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT AT SIGN FALLS CR RD, ROMAN NOSE L.O. 18. TURN LEFT, CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS, AND GO WESTERLY ON GRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.45 MILES TO A CROSSROAD AT SIGN FALLS CR, COOKS PASS RD, ROMAN NOSE L.O. 14. CONTINUE AHEAD, WESTERLY, ON GRAVELED ROAD FOR 3.8 MILES TO A FORK AT AN OLD SAWMILL ON THE RIGHT. TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND CONTINUE WESTERLY FOR 1.2 MILES TO A FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO NORTHWESTERLY AND WESTERLY FOR 3.5 MILES TO A FORK AT SIGN ROMAN NOSE LOOKOUT 5. TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND CONTINUE WESTERLY FOR 0.5 MILE TO A FORK AT SIGN FALLS CR, ROMAN NOSE L.O. 4.5. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO 0.05 MILE TO A FORK. (A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE IS NEEDED FROM THIS POINT ON). TAKE THE RIGHT FORK, WESTERLY, FOR 1.75 MILES TO A FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO NORTHWESTERLY FOR 1.1 MILES TO A FORK AT SIGN ROMAN NOSE L.O. 2. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO NORTHERLY FOR 1.35 MILES TO THE END OF THE ROAD AND THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL, FROM HERE PACK NORTHERLY, UP FOREST SERVICE TRAIL FOR ABOUT 3/4 MILE TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED ROMAN NOSE 1936, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 1 X 2 FOOT BOULDER PROJECTING 1 INCH. IT IS 15.7 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND 9.7 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. REFERENCE MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED ROMAN NOSE 1936, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A CONCRETE FOOTING USED TO SUPPORT THE OLD LOOKOUT TOWER THAT IS 3 FEET SQUARE AT THE TOP AND PROJECTS 3 FEET. IT IS 32.8 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND 27.4 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHEAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS ABOUT 3 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION. USGS BENCH MARK IS A BRONZE DISK, STAMPED VA 7264 1911, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 4 X 8 FOOT ROCK OUTCROP PROJECTING 10 INCHES. IT IS 14.1 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST LEG OF LOOKOUT TOWER AND ABOUT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION.
01/01/1964 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1964 REACHED BY HELICOPTER. STATION MARK--A STANDARD DISK STAMPED---ROMAN NOSE 1936---, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 1 X 2 FT. BOULDER PROJECTING 1 IN.
01/01/1967 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1967 REACHED BY HELICOPTER. STATION MARK--STANDARD DISK STAMPED---ROMAN NOSE 1936---, CEMENTED IN DRILL HOLE IN A 1 X 2 FT. BOULDER PROJECTING 1 IN.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1992.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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