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Details for Benchmark: TS0219

N 48° 09.505 W 124° 18.881 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2676.6

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

Location:
In CLALLAM county, WA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ELLIS RESET
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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i found this one while taking pics (almost stumbled on it) when tolmaus & i were plating caches in the forks area.

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photoEllis Lookout Benchmark
photoEllis Lookout Benchmark
N 48° 07.764 W 124° 18.324

Monkiemonk found this one while he was taking pictures of the gorgeous views.

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photoEllis Lookout Benchmark
photoEllis Lookout Benchmark

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1913 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1913 (EHP) IN THE NW CORNER OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST, ABOUT 8 MILES A LITTLE W OF S OF SLIP POINT THE E ENTRANCE OF CLALLAM BAY. THE HIGHEST POINT IN THIS LOCALITY IS ON A N-S RIDGE IN SEC.25, T.31 N., R.13 W., ON WHICH THE STATION IS PLACED. THIS RIDGE IS THE DIVISION BETWEEN ELLIS CREEK ON THE W AND CLALLAM RIVER (WEST FORK) ON THE E, AND HAS ITS E FACE BURNED OVER. STATION IS MARKED BY A STANDARD STATION DISK CEMENTED IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE OR MASONRY PIER 12 BY 12 INCHES AT THE TOP AND 18 BY 18 INCHES AT THE BASE AND PROJECTING 30 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. THE PIER EXTENDS FROM 18 INCHES TO 24 INCHES UNDERGROUND, MAKING THE TOTAL HEIGHT FROM 48 INCHES TO 54 INCHES. IT WAS PLACED ABOUT 2 FEET BELOW THE HIGHEST POINT AND BETWEEN TWO TREES THAT WERE USED AS INSTRUMENT AND OBSERVING STAND. THE SUBSURFACE MARK IS A 1-INCH DRILL HOLE 2 INCHES DEEP IN A STONE 6 BY 6 BY 5 INCHES SET IN SOLID GROUND ABOUT 2 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE. REFERENCE MARK IS MARKED BY STANDARD REFERENCE DISK CEMENTED IN THE TOP OF A FLAT STONE ABOUT 18 BY 18 BY 8 INCHES WITH THE TOP A LITTLE ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND AND COVERED BY A PILE OF STONE HELD IN PLACE BY FOUR SOLID SQUARED STUBS DRIVEN IN THE GROUND EQUIDISTANT FROM THE MARK AND PROJECTING ABOUT 3 FEET N. IT WAS PLACED ON THE HIGHEST POINT DISTANT 6.00 (REMEASURE) METERS IN AZIMUTH 241 DEG 43 MIN. WHILE THE OBSERVING PARTY WAS AT THE STATION WAITING FOR WEATHER, LINE TO SPRUCE, HOH, LA PUSH, JAMES, CARROLL, SOOES, OZETT, AND VANCOUVER WERE CLEARED AND A STAND BUILT. TO REACH THE STATION FROM CLALLAM BAY, TAKE THE HOKO TRAIL TO WITHIN 2 MILES OF NELS NELSONS PLACE, A SMALL SIGN BOARD ON THE E SIDE OF THE MAIN TRAIL MARKS THE PLACE WHERE TRAIL ALONG THE N SIDE OF ELLIS CREEK MAKES OFF. FOLLOW THE ELLIS CREEK TRAIL FOR ABOUT 2 MILES TO THE SECOND CABIN (BOTH DESERTED) WHICH IS AS FAR AS HORSES CAN WELL BE TAKEN, FROM THE E SIDE OF THE CLEARING THE BLAZED OR BRUSHED TRAIL LEADS FOR ABOUT 2.5 MILES TO WHERE IT CROSSES THE LARGE N FORK OF ELLIS CREEK, AFTER CROSSING THE CREEK THE BLAZES LEAD UP THE STEEP E BANK AND AFTER A COUPLE HUNDRED METERS GOES UP ANOTHER STEEP BANK TO THE BROW OF THE RIDGE FOLLOWING A SMALL CREEK. KEEP ON THE RIDGE CLOSE TO THE CREEK FOR ABOUT 3/4 MILE, THEN CROSS THIS CREEK ON A LOG AND CONTINUE UP THE STEEP SLOPE TO THE BACKBONE OF THE RIDGE AND TURN TO THE LEFT FOLLOWING THE ELK TRAIL TO THE STATION. PASTURE FOR HORSES AND TELEPHONE AT NELSONS ABOUT 8 MILES FROM THE STATION. MAIL AT BEAVER POST OFFICE.
01/01/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (RAG) THE SURFACE STATION MARK, UNDERGROUND STATION MARK AND REFERENCE MARK WERE RECOVERED. THE UNDERGROUND STATION MARK AND REFERENCE MARK WERE FOUND TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION. THE SURFACE STATION MARK WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF. THE UNDERGROUND STATION MARK WAS HELD IN TACT TO ESTABLISH THE POINT. THE OLD SURFACE STATION MARK IN THE TOP PORTION OF THE BROKEN POST WAS USED TO REMARK THE UNDERGROUND STATION MARK AT A DEPTH OF 36 INCHES. A NEW SURFACE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARK AND AZIMUTH MARK WAS SET. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION IS AS FOLLOWS--THE STATION IS IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST, ABOUT 8 MILES (AIRLINE) WEST OF SOUTH OF SLIP POINT, AT THE EAST ENTRANCE OF CLALLAM BAY, AND ABOUT 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF SAPPHO. THE STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT IN THIS LOCALITY. STATION IS IN SECTION 25, T. 31 N., R. 13 W. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN FORKS, GO NORTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 101 FOR 8.6 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT, IN THE VILLAGE OF TYEE. (THIS SIDE ROAD IS JUST EAST OF THE STATE FOREST SERVICE RANGER STATION.) TURN LEFT AS PER SIGN LK PLEASANT, GO 1.2 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT AND THE END OF PAVEMENT. KEEP STRAIGHT AHEAD, GO 0.4 MILE TO A FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK, GO 2.0 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT AT TWO LOCKED GATES. PASS THROUGH TWO GATES AND CONTINUE NORTH FOR 1.0 MILE TO A FORK, JUST AFTER CROSSING BRIDGE. TAKE LEFT FORK AND CROSS BRIDGE AND CONTINUE NORTH FOR 0.6 MILE TO THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL AT EDGE OF WOODS. PACK NORTHERLY ON OLD TRAIL THROUGH BLOW-DOWN TO EDGE OF WOODS. HERE PICK UP BLAZED TRAIL AND FOLLOW IT NORTHERLY FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO WHERE THE TRAIL T-JUNCTIONS AT EDGE OF STEEPER GROUND. KEEP BLAZED TRAIL TO THE RIGHT AND FOLLOW TRAIL NORTHEASTERLY ALONG NORTH SIDE OF STREAM TO WHERE IT CROSSES STREAM. CROSS THE STREAM AND CONTINUE NORTHEASTERLY ON TRAIL, ALONG THE HILLSIDE ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM TO WHERE THE TRAIL DROPS OFF INTO A FLAT AT A SMALL LAKE. CONTINUE AROUND THE NORTHEAST END OF LAKE TO THE BASE OF THE HILL. THENCE CONTINUE NORTHERLY UP HILL, VERY STEEP, ON A BLAZED TRAIL TO THE HIGHEST POINT AND STATION. TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL, GO SOUTH 1.0 MILE TO A FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK, GO 2.9 MILES, KEEPING ALL RIGHT FORKS TO TOP OF RIDGE AND A TURN AROUND. TURN SHARP RIGHT, GO 0.15 MILE TO LOOKOUT AND THE AZIMUTH MARK. STATION MARKS ARE STANDARD DISKS, STAMPED ELLIS 1913 1954. THE SURFACE STATION MARK IS BRAZED IN TOP OF A 3-INCH SOIL PIPE EMBEDDED IN CONCRETE AND ROCK. THE MARK PROJECTS 3 INCHES. THE UNDERGROUND STATION MARK IS SET IN A 10 IN BY 10 IN CONCRETE POST 36 INCHES BELOW THE SURFACE MARK. REFERENCE MARK 1, A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A FLAT STONE ABOUT 18 IN BY 18 IN BY 8 IN, (NO STAMPING) IS SET FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. THERE IS A SMALL ROCK CAIRN BUILT OVER THE MARK. REFERENCE MARK 2, A STANDARD DISK BRAZED IN TOP OF A 3-INCH SOIL PIPE, AND STAMPED ELLIS NO 2 1913 1954, IS ABOUT 18 INCHES LOWER THAN THE STATION, IN THE FOOT PATH WHICH LEADS TO THE STATION FROM THE SOUTH. THE MARK PROJECTS 8 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. AZIMUTH MARK, A STANDARD DISK SET IN A 10 IN BY 10 IN CONCRETE POST, AND STAMPED ELLIS 1913 1954, IS ABOUT 1.0 MILE (AIRLINE) SOUTH OF THE STATION AT THE MT. ELLIS LOOKOUT HOUSE. IT IS 33 FEET NORTH OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE, 15 FEET WEST-NORTHWEST OF AN ANEMOMETER, 15 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE ROAD, 6 FEET WEST OF AN AERIAL POLE, AND 9 FEET NORTHWEST OF A WEATHER BOX. THE MARK PROJECTS 4 INCHES. NOTE-- A 6 FT. STAND WAS USED AND ALL LINES CLEARED. ABOUT A 2-1/2 HOUR BACK PACK FROM END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. TO OBTAIN KEY FOR LOCKED GATES ENROUTE TO STATION, IF GUARD IS NOT AT GATES, THEY MAY BE OBTAINED AT RAYONIER INC. OFFICE IN SAPPHO.

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 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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