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Details for Benchmark: UW7827

N 61° 02.156 W 149° 43.632 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In county, AK View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HUGH
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Found near the cache we were hunting.

[Photos:]
photoHUGH
N 61° 02.156 W 149° 43.632

I revisited this benchmark during a traverse of Potter Ridge that began from Potter Heights Road. My handheld Garmin Oregon averaged WGS84 coordinates for HUGH 1964 at N61° 02.156', W149°43.632'. HUGH NO 1 1964, was located at N61° 02.160', W149°43.621' and HUGH NO 2 1964, was located at N61° 02.160', W149°43.643'. My previous log about finding an empty bore hole was erroneous.

[Photos:]
photoHUGH NO 1 1964, UW7827, Anchorage, Alaska, Disk
photoHUGH NO 1 1964, UW7827, Anchorage, AK
View toward HUGH 1964, UW7827.
photoHUGH NO 1 1964, UW7827, Anchorage, AK
View to east along Potter Ridge.

Found benchmark today. Lots of snow in the area, but both #1 and #2 were clear, though #1 was under a rock (I moved it so it is now visible). Beautiful view today.

[Photos:]
photophoto of UW7827 Benchmark #1
photophoto of UW7827 Benchmark #2
N 61° 02.158 W 149° 43.633

I found this benchmark at elevation 2835' (which agrees closely with the stated elevation on my map of 2838') as described after approaching it from the north by walking to the end of Stewart Homestead Road, traversing across Potter Valley, and then climbing straight up the ridge which took about ninety minutes from the red gate at the end of Steamboat. I also located RM2 as described at N61° 02.160, W149° 43.644, approximately 43' NW of HUGH. HUGH and HUGH RM2 are in EXCELLENT condition. I did not locate RM1, though one of my dogs found a hole to drink water from that fit the description approximately eight feet to the SSE at N61° 02.155, W149° 43.631.

[Photos:]
photoHUGH 1964, UW7827, Chugach SP, AK
photoHUGH NO 2 1964 RM, UW7827, Chugach SP, AK
photoLooking SE from HUGH RM2 toward HUGH,
approximately 40 feet away.
photoLooking NE from HUGH toward HUGH NO 2,
approximately 42' feet away set on large rock.
photoLooking East from HUGH, UW7827, Toward Point 3200'
photoLooking Southeast from HUGH, UW7827,
Toward Hope, Alaska.
photoLooking NNE from HUGH, UW7827, Toward Downtown ANC
photoVictor & Mesa "Discover" HUGH NO 1 1964 Hole?
photoHUGH NO 1 1964, Bore Hole?

Not hard to find at all...Just on top of the mountain... When you are up there enjoy the great view!

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark Mc Hugh

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1964 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (LGB) STATION IS LOCATED ON THE MOST WESTERLY HIGH POINT OF MCHUGH PEAK. IT IS A HIGH ROCKY MOUNTAIN, OVERLOOKING TURNAGAIN ARM OF COOKS INLET TO THE SOUTHWEST, ABOUT 12 MILES SOUTH AND 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF ANCHORAGE, 2-1/2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF POTTER RAILROAD SIDING AND 1 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST SHORE OF TURNAGAIN ARM. TO REACH FROM THE POTTER RAILROAD SIDING, ABOUT 12 MILES SOUTH OF ANCHORAGE, GO SOUTHERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 1 FOR 0.25 MILE TO A ROAD LEFT, JUST BEFORE REACHING MILE POST 100. TURN LEFT, UP HILL AND FOLLOW GRADED ROAD SOUTHEASTERLY FOR 1.5 MILES TO A HOUSE ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE AHEAD ON THE MAIN ROAD FOR 0.55 MILE TO A FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO 0.3 MILE TO A HOUSE ON THE RIGHT. KEEP LEFT, UPHILL AND CONTINUE ON BLADED ROAD FOR 0.35 MILE TO A FORK. TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND FOLLOW MAIN ROAD FOR 0.5 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT. CONTINUE AHEAD AND GO SOUTHEAST ON BLADED ROAD FOR 0.1 MILE TO A TURN AROUND PLACE AND END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FROM HERE PACK EAST UP STEEP SLOPE TO THE HIGHEST POINT AND STATION. ABOUT A 1-1/2 HOUR PACK. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED HUGH 1964, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A LARGE OUTCROP WHICH FORMS THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN. IT IS 13 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE HILL. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED HUGH NO 1 1964, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A LARGE OUTCROP FLUSH. IT IS ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION AND IS ON THE EASTERLY EDGE OF THE HILL. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED HUGH NO 2 1964, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TOP OF A LARGE OUTCROP WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 4-1/2 FEET ON THE SOUTH AND 2 FEET ON THE NORTH AND ABOUT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1986.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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