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Details for Benchmark: TP1177

N 48° 26.193 W 119° 49.428 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 6137

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

Location:
In OKANOGAN county, WA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BUCK
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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found it

One of my favorite haunts, the view is spectacular! Lookout mentioned in previous official entries was replaced in 1961 and is still there.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1925 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1925 (WHB) STATION IS ABOUT 12 MILES, AIR LINE, NW OF OKANOGAN, ON BUCK MOUNTAIN, A WELL KNOWN POINT WHERE THE FOREST SERVICE MAINTAINS A LOOKOUT STATION. THE STATION IS ON THE PEAK OF THE MOUNTAIN, BUT NOT ON THE HIGHEST POINT, ABOUT 10 METERS N OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND 10 METERS E OF THE LOOKOUTS CABIN. THE U.S.G.S. STATION BUCK IS ON APPROXIMATELY THE HIGHEST POINT. STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS WEDGED IN DRILL HOLES IN BOULDERS. HEIGHT OF SIGNAL ABOVE STATION MARK - 1-1/2 METERS.
01/01/1936 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1936 (CP) STATION IS ABOUT 12 MILES NW FROM THE SETTLEMENT OF OKANOGAN, AND ABOUT 24 MILES FROM THE JUNCTION OF THE OKANOGAN AND COLUMBIA RIVERS, IN THE NE 1/4 SEC. 21, T 34 N, R 24 E. STATION IS LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF BUCK MOUNTAIN, A ROCKY LEDGE PINE-COVERED MOUNTAIN. STATION IS 15.55 METERS BELOW BUCK LOOKOUT ON SE SLOPE. NO AZIMUTH MARK IS HERE. MOUNTAIN TOO HEAVILY TIMBERED. STATION RUBY IS A GOOD AZIMUTH OBJECT. STATION RUBY IS ON FIRST SPARSELY-COVERED PINE RIDGE, ABOUT 5 MILES, AIR LINE, ENE FROM BUCK. TO REACH THE STATION FROM OKANOGAN, GO S ON U.S. HIGHWAY 97 FOR 1.55 MILES, THEN TAKE RIGHT GRAVEL FORK OFF U.S. HIGHWAY 97 (MAIN ROAD TO TWISP, SIGN HERE TWISP 33 MI.). CONTINUE ON MAIN GRAVELED ROAD TO TWISP FOR 19.3 MILES, THEN TAKE T-ROAD RIGHT AT ARROW SUMMIT ROAD NORTH FOR 3.7 MILES, THEN TAKE RIGHT FORK AT ARROW CATHEDERAL DRIVEWAY FOR 3.0 MILES TO TOP OF GRADE, ARROW SWEAT CREEK AND BUCK PEAK ON RIGHT AND END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FROM HERE TAKE WELL-DEFINED TRAIL FOLLOWING ARROW BUCK PEAK, GO E UP MOUNTAIN ABOUT 1/2 MILE, THEN TURN LEFT AT TOP OF RIDGE (LOOKOUT CAN BE SEEN FROM HERE) AND FOLLOW TRAIL ALONG RIDGE TO N AND NE, ARROW BUCK MT. TRAIL FOR ABOUT 1/2 MILE TO SUMMIT OF MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT AND STATION. (ABOUT A 40-MINUTE PACK.)
01/01/1946 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1946 RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. ALL MARKS IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1950 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (WRH) STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED AND ALL MARKS FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. STATION IS LOCATED ON BUCK MOUNTAIN, AIRLINE, ABOUT 17 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF WINTHROP, 14-1/2 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF TWISP, 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF OKANOGAN AND 51 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT TOWER. STATION MARK, STAMPED BUCK 1925, IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT PROJECTS 4 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS 2.9 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST GUY WIRE ANCHOR SPIKE AND ABOUT 7 FEET LOWER THAN THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1, STAMPED BUCK NO 1 1925, IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT PROJECTS 12 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND AND IS ABOUT 12 INCHES HIGHER IN ELEVATION THAN THE STATION. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2, STAMPED BUCK NO 2 1936, IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT PROJECTS 18 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND AND IS ABOUT 36 INCHES LOWER IN ELEVATION THAN THE STATION. BUCK (USGS) IS A 3/4 INCH ALUMINUM PLUG SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT PROJECT 10 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND AND IS 7 FEET HIGHER IN ELEVATION THAN THE STATION. IT IS ABOUT 5 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. GRANITE MTN. L.O. CAN BE USED FOR AN AZIMUTH MARK. TO REACH SEE THE DESCRIPTION FOR GRANITE MTN. L.O.. BUCK MTN. L.O. TOWER IS A 14 FOOT SQUARE WOODEN BUILDING, PAINTED GRAY, SET ON TOP OF A 24 FOOT POLE TOWER. IT IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN. THE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION WAS TAKEN TO THE CENTER OF THE TOWER. THE STATION IS REACHED AS FOLLOWS--FROM THE U.S. POST OFFICE IN TWISP GO SOUTHEAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 16 FOR 2.4 MILES. TURN LEFT, EAST, ON GRAVELED ROAD AND GO 10.0 MILES TO A FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK AS PER SIGN CONCONULLY 20 - SUMMIT ROAD N AND GO 3.9 MILES TO A FORK. TAKE RIGHT FORK AND GO 4.0 MILES TO A SIGN BUCK PASS - BUCK MTN. CABIN AND THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FROM HERE FOLLOW THE FOREST SERVICE TRAIL SOUTH SOUTHEAST FOR ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES TO THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION. IT IS ABOUT A 3/4 HOUR PACK.
01/01/1956 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1956 RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. ALL MARKS IN GOOD CONDITION. NEW TO REACH FOLLOWS--TO REACH FROM OKANOGAN POST OFFICE, DRIVE S. ON U.S. HWY. 97 1.5 MI TO JCT. OF STATE HWY. 16. TURN RIGHT ON STATE HWY. 16 13.4 MI TO DIRT RD. RIGHT AT LARGE FILL OVER DEEP DRAIN AND SIGN BUCK MTN LO. TAKE RIGHT FORK 5.6 MI TO TOP AND STATION. BUCK MTN LOT--14 X 14-FT LOH ON WOODEN TOWER. SIGNAL--BUCK MTN LOT. SIGNAL DATA--TOP IS 37.2 FT, EAVES ARE 31.8 FT AND FLOOR IS 24.3 FT ABOVE STATION MARK. BUCK USGS (1900)--MAY BE CONSIDERED DESTROYED. ALUMINUM PLUG IS GONE AND DRILL HOLE WHERE IT WAS PLACED WAS LOCATED BY PUTTING TOGETHER SEVERAL PIECES OF ROCK THAT WERE BROKEN FROM MAIN BOULDER. CGS REFERS TO THIS AS BUCK USGS 1925.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1991.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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