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Details for Benchmark: KV4220

N 40° 58.234 W 074° 11.900 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 881

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

Location:
In PASSAIC county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HIGH MOUNTAIN
Marker Type:
bolt
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Found during 10th High Mountain CITO Event. Uncle Harry showed me where it is.

Found during CITO event. Many thanks to JSpeedy for teaching us about benchmarks. Happy to have new objects to hunt!

KV 4220 - found the bolt while on High Mtn CITO with a group.
It is in similar condition to previous photos... The rock has some bushes around.

This entry was edited by JSpeedy on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 10:49:46 UTC.

Found a few months back, just getting around to logging it.

[Photos:]
photoKV4220 High Mountain bolt

Found while the 2013 CITO event at high mountain.
Thx

Discovered this benchmark bolt with GabaKufu, Ovaron, BrewmanPete, and KIAX while up on High Mountain to clean up trash. It took us awhile before I found a bolt with a triangle around it. This wasn't what was in the pictures so a little more searching and we were able to find the bolt as well. Maybe this used to be the standard discs but they were destroyed over time? Either way, we found what was described and it's still there. Thanks!

I discovered this with the group while attending the 6th High Mountain Reservation Earth Day CITO event.

found during the annual cito event

Found during the Sixth High Mountain Reservation Earth Day CITO event. About 120ft from this benchmark, I also found a chiseled cross on a rock outcrop which I was told was the highest point of the mountain.

[Photos:]
photoBolt
photoChiseled Cross

31st Bench mark I have found
We reached the top of the mountain as part of 3rd Annual High Mountain CITO event. Amazing views then one of our geocacher's asked if we knew this was here
Marksun

Found it with the CITO crew! Great views nearby too!

Found during the 3rd Annual High Mountain CITO event.

[Photos:]
photoBolt

Found during the 3rd Annual High Mountain CITO event. Thanks to Weathernowcast for a great event.

Held a geocaching event near this benchmark. Figured it would be fun to have giveaway items for who ever found it first amongst our group. Congratulations Stephanie!

My GPS was reading 5 feet when I was standing 5 feet from it!

Fast, But Not Fast Enough, got to the top about 6th during the NNJC Picnic Ontop Of High Mountain Event. My First Benchamrk.

Found this at the NNJC Picnic on top of High Mountain event! The girls really hustled up the mountain in hopes of finding it before the rest of the group, & Stephanie was the one to find it. We had our lunch on those very rocks!

Found it during an event cache.

Checked on this one during an event cache today. Still in good shape.

Found near another cache.

My first benchmark. Had to search a bit. was covered with a little sand.

I was in High Mountain Reservation for a weekend of hiking and caching. There a quite a few caches to grab on or near the summit. It took me a while to find the bolt, since it was under some grown plants. I grew bored with the lengthy descriptions, so I did not search for long the mentioned reference marks.

[Photos:]
photoNYC view near bolt
photoGPSr and benchmark
photoNorah and bolt
photoSophie in field near bolt

That's definitely a bit of a climb up from Glen Place! Bolt was easy to find, as was RM 1. The coords were good. The shanks from the disks for RM2 and 3, made those finds easy. The arrowhead at RM4 seemed to point a bit too far eastward.

[Photos:]
photoKV4220 High Mountain Area View north
photoKV4220 Wayne, Passaic, NJ Close up
photoKV4220 Wayne, Passaic NJ with GPS
photoKV4220 Wayne, Passaic, NJ GPS coords
photoKV4220 RM1 Wayne, Passaic, NJ
photoKV4220 RM2 Wayne Passaic, NJ Arrowhead
photoKV4220 RM2 Wayne, Passaic, NJ Shank of disk
photoKV4220 Wayne, Passaic, NJ RM3 Arrowhead
photoKV4220 Wayne, Passaic, NJ RM3 shank of disk
photoKV4220 Wayne, Passaic, NJ RM4 Arrowhead

We found the pink painted reference mark, but the bolt eluded us as the ground was dusted with snow and it was too cold to look very long.

First benchmark found. Cute little bolt

Thanks to Dhenning25 for the heads up on this one. Found while completing 'Pot Of Gold' cache.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark & GPS

Technical data:
Reference mark 1: recovered as described
Reference mark 2: Not found
Reference mark 3: recovered as described
Reference mark 4: recovered as described
Benchmark bolt: recovered as described

Story:
Wow, finally I can log this one as found. I was in the area of this benchmark last week for a geocache (51 meters away) and I thought this area would be a likely spot for a benchmark. I quickly looked around reviewing some of the descriptions in my head (i didn't bring the benchmark sheet). Didn't find anything. I get back to the computer and it turns out there is infact a benchmark near the area I was looking. Fast forward a few days and I am back in the area. I still didn't bring the benchmark sheet (i forgot it), but I knew that this mark was 51 meters from the cache. I thought I found it, a bolt in a drill hole. It was even painted to draw attention to it. But as I was about to log it I checked the coordinates and the were off by about 50 ft. That must be reference mark 3, the remains of a state placed benchmark disk.
Did i mention that this benchmark is at the summit of a "mountain"
One more time i drag myself up the hill, armed with the GPS, the benchmark sheet, and the digital camera. I found the benchmark this time pretty easily (GPS even read 0.00ft at one point). Found reference mark 3, as i had been there before. I found what I think is reference mark 4, although it doesn't look like the other arrow heads, it was painted with a triangle around it. There was another arrow nearby, but that might be a "natural mark." I also found 2 arrow heads at reference mark 1. Nothing found at reference mark 2. No drill hole from the "state placed disk", no arrow head.
I found a square hole with a cross about 200ft away. Must be some other sort of mark.
Searching for arrowheads cut into the rock is made much more difficult as it seems that everyone has carved their initials in the rocks at this location. Many years of letters, greek letters, symbols.
A hiker stopped and started asking questions about what I was doing. I told him looking for benchmarks. "Oh, ok you work for the county". Not exactly... I explained to him that what I was doing and he even took out his digital camera and took a picture of the bench mark.
This was really a fun experience.

[Photos:]
photoKV4220
The coordinates are pretty exact on this one.
photoKV4220-2
A wider angle view
photoReference mark 1
Notice the two arrows, the smaller arrow is pointing to the benchmark.
photoReference mark 3
Both the remains of the State placed survey disk, and the original arrowhead
photoReference mark 4
This should be reference mark 4
photoReference mark 4
Or this could be reference mark 4
photoOther survey mark ?
Another nearby survey type mark

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1883 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1883 (EAB) STATION IS ON THE SUMMIT OF THE ELEVATION OF THAT NAME, ONE OF THE HIGHEST OF BREAKNESS RANGE. IT IS ABOUT 3 MILES N OF PATERSON, 3/8 MILE W OF ROAD LEADING THERETO, AND 1/2 MILE S OF THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN PASSAIC AND BERGEN COUNTIES. PHILIP ORRS HOUSE IS ABOUT 1/8 MILE W OF THE PATERSON-FRANKLIN LAKE ROAD, AND ABOUT 3/8 MILE SSE FROM THE STATION. A FOOTPATH LEADS FROM THIS HOUSE TO THE SUMMIT. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A COPPER BOLT SET IN A HOLE DRILLED IN THE ROCK. REFERENCE MARKS ARE PLACED AS FOLLOWS--NO.1 IS AN ARROW HEAD CUT ON AN OUTCROP OF LEDGE, IS 11 FEET E OF THE STATION. NO.2 IS AN ARROW HEAD CUT IN LEDGE, IS 48 FEET S BY E FROM THE STATION. NO.3 IS AN ARROW HEAD CUT ON TOP OF OUTCROP OF LEDGE, IS 55 FEET 2 INCHES WSW OF THE STATION. NO.4 IS AN ARROW HEAD CUT ON TOP OF A LEDGE, IS 98 FEET NNE OF THE STATION.
1/1/1883 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1883 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
1/1/1934 by NJGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 RECOVERED AS ORIGINALLY DESCRIBED, WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS AND ADDITIONS-- CLOSE TO REFERENCE MARKS NOS.2 AND 3, STANDARD STATE SURVEY DISKS HAVE BEEN PLACED.
1/1/1936 by NJGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1936 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. AZIMUTH MARK IS MONUMENT 637, A STANDARD STATE SURVEY DISK SET IN A CONCRETE POST 0.1 FOOT ABOVE GRADE, LOCATED IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY ABOUT 264 FEET NW OF THE W EDGE OF THE PAVEMENT OF N HALEDON AVENUE (STATE ROUTE 7) AT A POINT ABOUT 0.5 MILE, NE OF ITS INTERSECTION WITH MANCHESTER ROAD. TIES 2, 3 AND 4 OF THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION WERE RECOVERED.
1/1/1937 by BSA (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 1937 STATION FOUND TO BE AS DESCRIBED. WOODEN TRIPOD OVER THE STATION HAS BEEN USED FOR A LOOKOUT TOWER BY THE PEOPLE THEREABOUTS AND IS IN QUITE A STATE OF DILAPIDATION. STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS IN GOOD CONDITION.
12/19/1991 by NJGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1991 THE STATION IS LOCATED IN WAYNE TOWNSHIP ON THE GROUNDS OF HIGH MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS PARK ON THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN OF THE SAME NAME. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE PATERSON HAMBURG TURNPIKE, COUNTY ROAD 504 AND POMPTON ROAD, ALSO COUNTY ROAD 504, GO EAST ON POMPTON ROAD FOR 1.0 MI (1.6 KM) TO THE INTERSECTION WITH BELMONT AVENUE ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT ON BELMONT AVENUE AND GO NORTH FOR 1.95 MI (3.14 KM) TO THE JUNCTION WITH GLEN PLACE. TURN LEFT ON GLEN PLACE AND GO WEST THEN NORTH FOR 0.15 MI (0.24 KM) TO A METAL BARRICADE AT THE END OF A PAVED ROAD. PARK TRUCK AND FOLLOW ROAD LEADING TO THE SUMMIT AND THE STATION. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A BOLT WITH A CROSS CUT IN THE CENTER SET IN ROCK OUTCROP AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE SUMMIT. ORIGINAL REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 3 AND WAS RECOVERED AT THIS TIME AS WELL AS THE SHANK OF NEW REFERENCE MARK 3. NO MEASUREMENTS WERE TAKEN AT THIS TIME.
10/30/1992 by NJGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1992 THE STATION IS LOCATED IN WAYNE TOWNSHIP ON THE GROUNDS OF THE HIGH MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS PARK ON THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN OF THE SAME NAME. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE EXIT RAMP LEADING FROM THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY AND PARAMUS ROAD AT INTERCHANGE 160, GO NORTHWEST ON PARAMUS ROAD FOR 0.5 MI (0.80 KM) TO A BRIDGE AT THE JUNCTION WITH STATE HIGHWAY 4. TAKE EXIT RAMP FOR STATE HIGHWAY 208 AND GO WEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 4 FOR 0.2 MI (0.32 KM) TO A WYE JUNCTION AND THE BEGINNING OF STATE HIGHWAY 208. BEAR TO THE RIGHT AND GO NORTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 208 FOR 8.1 MI (13.04 KM) TO THE EXIT RAMP LEADING TO THE TEE JUNCTION WITH EWING AVENUE. AT THE END OF THE EXIT RAMP, TURN LEFT ON EWING AVENUE, COUNTY ROAD 502 WEST, AND GO SOUTHWEST FOR 1.9 MI (3.06 KM) TO THE TEE JUNCTION WITH HIGH MOUNTAIN ROAD. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTHEAST ON HIGH MOUNTAIN ROAD FOR 1.0 MI (1.61 KM) TO THE WYE JUNCTION WITH BELMONT AVENUE. BEAR TO THE RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON BELMONT AVENUE FOR 0.25 MI (0.40 KM) TO THE TEE JUNCTION WITH GLEN PLACE. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST THEN NORTH ON GLEN PLACE FOR 0.15 MI (0.24 KM) TO THE END OF PAVED ROAD AT A BARRICADE. PARK TRUCK AND PACK UP VERY STEEP HILL TO THE SUMMIT AND THE STATION. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A THREE QUARTER INCH DIAMETER COPPER BOLT WITH A CROSS CUT IN THE CENTER SET FLUSH IN A DRILL HOLE IN ROCK OUTCROP AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE SUMMIT. ORIGINAL REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 3 WAS RECOVERED AS WELL AS THE SHANK OF NEW REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 3. NO MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE AT THIS TIME.
5/20/1994 by NJGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1994 (RJK) THE STATION IS LOCATED IN WAYNE TOWNSHIP ON THE GROUNDS OF HIGH MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS PARK ON THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN OF THE SAME NAME. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE PATERSON HAMBURG TURNPIKE, COUNTY ROAD 504 AND POMPTON ROAD, ALSO COUNTY ROAD 504, GO EAST ON POMPTON ROAD FOR 1.0 MI (1.6 KM) TO THE INTERSECTION WITH BELMONT AVENUE ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT ON BELMONT AVENUE AND GO NORTH FOR 1.95 MI (3.14 KM) TO THE JUNCTION WITH GLEN PLACE. TURN LEFT ON GLEN PLACE AND GO WEST THEN NORTH FOR 0.15 MI (0.24 KM) TO A METAL BARRICADE AT THE END OF A PAVED ROAD. PARK TRUCK AND FOLLOW ROAD LEADING TO THE SUMMIT AND THE STATION. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A BOLT WITH A CROSS CUT IN THE CENTER SET IN ROCK OUTCROP AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE SUMMIT. ORIGINAL REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 3 AND WAS RECOVERED AT THIS TIME AS WELL AS THE SHANK OF NEW REFERENCE MARK 3. NO MEASUREMENTS WERE TAKEN AT THIS TIME.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1999.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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