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Details for Benchmark: JK1146

N 38° 54.661 W 104° 36.474 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 6869

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

Location:
In EL PASO county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FALCON
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:

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Found it with LilRyRy and CDRSheppo.

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Found this one while looking for the nearby cache, which is missing.

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Fruitbat and I were out east with a client and wanted to start our Planetary Pursuit we found the Benchmark but not the Geocache.

Found while getting the nearby cache.

Found while getting a geocache at the benchmark location.

Found while Geocaching.

Found this while caching with Nuke & RBG. This is our first benchmark find. ??

We observed this benchmark while grabbing the nearby cache with Team VIBlackfish.

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photoNW & VIB @ BM #JK1146

Found while in the area for Geowoodstock

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photoJk1146

I teamed up with BlindReff and Night-Hawk on what has become
an annual trip to GeoWoodstock for us and found this benchmark.

Found this benchmark and grabbed a cache at the same time.

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photoGeocaching "Benchmark"

Benchmark is still in great shape. A surveyor was in the nearby church parking lot, and he gave me a lot of information on how benchmarks were set and used in the days before GPS was available. The accuracy of their work is amazing!

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photoJK1146 Falcon

Found this one while Geocaching in the area.

While geocaching found this marker.

Found while looking for nearby geocache.

In good shape and has a cat protecting it!

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photoDisk
photoGuard Kitty
It came up to visit while I was at the benchmark and nearby geocache.

TFTC I was down in Colorado Springs with Nicehice today for a little caching on the plains before the afternoon storms came into Woodland Park again. All was in good order. Thanks for the Smiley face on the map. We signed the logs with our initials.

10:51 AM - Recovered in good condition.

Averaged coordinates:
N 38 54.661 W 104 36.475
38.91102 -104.60792

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photoFALCON

Found this with the nearby cache.

Found this Benchmark while Geocaching in Falcon.

Found this one while out caching, I think this is my first logged benchmark. Thanks!

Found while caching

Spotted while caching

finding a nearby cache - benchmark too!

Out caching with MilesToGeo. He made me aware of benchmarks so I'm collecting my first. Thank you.

Grabbing a nearby geocache and spotted this benchmark.

found with the Geocache nearby.

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photoGeocaching 113

Saw it on a very cold evening.

Found it

Found near a cache!

found the station mark and reference mark while in the area picking up some cache today! Third benchmark... it's amazing how many survey posts we're finding now that we are actually looking for them!

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photofalcon witness post
photofalcon reference mark
photofalcon triangulation station

Out on the plains this morning catching the early morning sun and shooting flowers while caching. Got this one with a yucca nearby guarding it!

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photo2013-06-10 07.13.59

Triangle marker on top ...

Out grabbing benchmarks so I can qualify for a challenge cache. This was an easy find at the listed coords.

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photoJK1146

Found this on Christmas Eve since it's co-located with the Lost Art of Benchmarking in Falcon, CO. Two markers are located here; first, the triangulation marker and one of two remark markers. Apparently there is an azimuth marker not too far along with another remark marker; I haven't located these yet.

This entry was edited by coloradocc13 on Thursday, 27 December 2012 at 21:54:46 UTC.

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photoJK1146, Falcon, CO Witness Post above Azimuth Mark
photoJK1146, Falcon, CO, Azimuth Marker
photoJK1146, Falcon, CO; looking west
photoJK1146, Falcon, CO
One of two benchmarks at this location. This is a triangulation marker.

I found this benchmark while grabbing the nearby cache.

Found while geocaching in the area.

Got it.

Right next to the geocache.

Seen it right next to a geocache dedicated to the lost art of benchmarking in Falcon CO. I dont belive its a lost art. Benchmarking would be alot more popular if cachers got "a find" credit for everyone of them they discover, but with nothing to sign its pretty much on the honor system here....and some people have no integrity. Thanks

Discovered while geocaching.

Benchmark in good shape.

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photoJK1146

Found a cache and the benchmark!

Got it while on a geocache grab.

Grabbed with the nearby cache. Pic included.

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photoPhoto0060

Found it while out caching.

16 caches in an hour (and a benchmark)!

Found it while geocaching. TY

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photoPhoto0120
JK1146

Saw this one while logging the nearby geocache, looks to be in great shape!

Found this while grabbing the near by geocache.
Found with my Dad on our way to Elizabeth.
TFT Bonus BM and GC.

Found this just a few feet from a geocache.

Found in concurrence with geocache "Lost Art of Benchmarking in Falcon". This is my first benchmark logged. I will seek some "adult supervision" advice for this art/game/pastime/hobby, well I don't know what it may become for me. I went to the associated geocache page and clicked on "nearest benchmarks", but I would never have gotten there with only the info on the disk. I'm sure to look back on this log in wonder, remembering my naive and modest beginning. Learning is part of the fun. Now do I say, "Thanks for the benchmark (TFTB)"?

Also found the nearby GC. Vort.

Found this while out geocaching, Will upload the picture soon

located this one while running some of the amendments and others. Thanks!

Woo hoo! Another benchmark to add to my collection of... well... 2! Yes!

Found today while geocaching.

Found this one while getting the nearby cache. This is one of only a few that I have found.

Found it with the geocaching - nice

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photoLocation View
photoJK1146 Wide
photoFALCON

Found while geocaching in Falcon area today. It's our first benchmark we log in even we met them before. Very cool.

Found this BM while searching for other Geocaches in the area. Looks like a mower has "shaved" the disk a bit an it is a bit hard to read the inscription.

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photoFalcon Bench Mark

Quick find with a geo cache too boot!!

Found it. Got both the benchmark and cache. Good hides.

Caching and Benchmarking it just doesn't get any better. Logged.

Nice spot for a benchmark...

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photoJK1146

Found when looking for a near by cache..

Another BM down the drain, so to speak.

Ah, so this is where FALCON is located. I love finding benchmarks with actual named designations, instead of the J 294 type.

I saw it before I found the cache.

It is so close to the cache here that you can't miss it. TFTB!

You can't miss it with the nearby cache.

yep it is there

Found the benchmark and mark #2 as well, while stopping for the nearby geocache.

Found while looking for a geocache that was close. This one is in good shape and exactly where described.

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photoJK1146 Looking West
photoJK1146 Looking East
photoJK1146 Close-Up

Found well out geo caching

Saw this benchmark before I found the cache.

Saw this thanks to the nearby cache.

Found while geocaching.

Cool a bonus benchmark to go along with a cache.

Got this one while doing nearby geocache.

It was too cold and windy last night to be out of the car any longer than necessary. We came back today to find the benchmark. Thanks for pointing it out.

Found it while getting a Chefstern cache in the area. Happened to be in area when post came over my phone.

This one is close to my house so it is a good place to strat my count down to 100 finds.

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photoLittle Chef at the BM
photojk1146

I found "FALCON" benchmark and reference point 2 today. I'll use Marine 2/3's to find the 1st ref point later. The 2 I found today were still in great condition

Found as described in fair condition.Top of disk has a pretty good scrape on it.Found REF 1 & 2 in good condition.Looked hard for Azmuth mark & found steel witness post at N38 55.575 W104 36.365 but no disk.Used metal detector & probe but no luck.

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photoSTATION YELLOW REF1 BLUE REF2 RED
photoREF 2
photoREF 1
photoJK1146 FALCON

Found this easily based on the 1976 description. Also found Reference Mark 2. Didn't find Reference Mark 1, nor did I find the azimuth mark. I'm guessing that the azimuth was in the middle of what is now the Falcon Elementary School driveway. Note that none of these roads is gravel anymore!

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photoFalcon Reference Mark 2
photoJK1146 Benchmark
Falcon Triangulation Station Disk Stamped Falcon 1953

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (RLE) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 12 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF COLORADO SPRINGS, 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF FALCON AND ON A SMALL KNOLL ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A NORTH-SOUTH GRAVELED ROAD. IT IS 0.05 MILE SOUTH OF A CROSSROAD, 34 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF A GRAVELED ROAD, 9 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A POWERLINE POLE AND 6.5 FEET EAST OF A FENCE LINE. IT PROJECTS 4 INCHES AND IS STAMPED FALCON 1953. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 25 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF A GRAVELED ROAD AND 1 FOOT WEST OF A FENCE LINE. IT PROJECTS 4 INCHES AND IS STAMPED FALCON NO 1 1953. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 38 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER OF A GRAVELED ROAD AND 2 FEET EAST OF A FENCE LINE. IT PROJECTS 6 INCHES AND IS STAMPED FALCON NO 2 1953. THE DISTANCE BETWEEN REFERENCE MARKS IS 88.2 FEET. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 0.1 MILE EAST OF A CROSSROAD, 30 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER OF A GRAVELED ROAD, 2 FEET NORTHWEST OF A TELEPHONE POLE AND 0.5 FOOT SOUTH OF A FENCE LINE. IT PROJECTS 3 INCHES AND IS STAMPED FALCON 1953. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE CROSSROAD JUST WEST OF THE DEPOT IN FALCON, GO SOUTH FROM U.S. HIGHWAY 24 ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.5 MILE TO A CROSSROAD. (TURN LEFT AND GO EAST ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.1 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT AS DESCRIBED.) CONTINUE SOUTH FOR 1.05 MILES TO A POWERLINE POLE AND THE STATION ON THE RIGHT AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1958 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (WTJ) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. NOTE--THERE IS A USGS STATION BY THIS SAME NAME.
01/01/1975 by LOCENG (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL ENGINEER (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1975 (KRW) STATION RECOVERED BY R. KEITH HOOK AND ASSOCIATES FALCON 1953-GOOD NEEDS A NEW WITNESS POST FALCON NO. 1 1953-GOOD FALCON NO. 2 1953-GOOD FALCON 1953 (AZIMUTH MARK)-GOOD NEEDS A NEW WITNESS POST DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE
01/01/1976 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1976 (CLN) STATION RECOVERED AND ALL MARKS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. HORIZONTAL ANGLE AND DISTANCES CHECKED SATISFACTORY. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD STATION MARK DISK, STAMPED FALCON 1953, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING ABOUT 3 INCHES. MARK IS 33 FEET WEST OF MERIDAN ROAD, 7.5 FEET EAST OF A FENCELINE AND 2.5 FEET NORTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST WITH A METAL WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK, STAMPED FALCON NO 1 1953, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING ABOUT 3 INCHES. MARK IS 38 FEET NORTH OF A FENCECORNER POST, 31 FEET SOUTH OF A MR. H.L. DOWDELLS DRIVEWAY AND 30 FEET EAST OF MERIDAN ROAD. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK, STAMPED FALCON NO 2 1953, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING ABOUT 5 INCHES. MARK IS 39 FEET WEST OF MERIDAN ROAD, 24 FEET WEST-NORTHWEST OF MR. H.L. DOWDELLS MAIL BOX POST AND 1.5 FEET EAST OF A FENCELINE. AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD AZIMUTH MARK DISK, STAMPED FALCON 1953, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING ABOUT 2 INCHES. MARK IS 30 FEET NORTH OF FALCON HIGHWAY AND 2 FEET WEST OF A METAL WITNESS POST. STATION IS REACHED FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 24 AND MERIDAN ROAD AT WEST EDGE OF THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF FALCON. GO SOUTHERLY ON MERIDAN ROAD (GRAVELED) FOR 0.5 MILE TO FALCON HIGHWAY (GRAVELED). AZIMUTH MARK IS 0.15 MILE EAST OF THIS POINT, ON LEFT, NORTH SIDE OF ROAD. CONTINUE SOUTH ON MERIDAN ROAD FOR 1.0 MILE TO GARRETT ROAD (GRAVELED CROSSROAD). CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD ON MERIDAN ROAD FOR ABOUT 0.05 MILE TO THE STATION MARK ON THE RIGHT, ON ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF FALCON.
08/08/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1993.
  • 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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