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Details for Benchmark: MA1343

N 41° 12.044 W 079° 50.477 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1500.11

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

Location:
In VENANGO county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SLEEP
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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This one took me a lot longer to find then the nearby cache. I resorted to looking in a lot of old photos and better coordinates that help narrow down my search. After kicking away leaves in several locations I finally discovered it in good condition.
TwizTAR
Akron Ohio

Foun the multi-cache nearby, but could not locate this BM. Not sure if it's missing or just buried.

Found while searching for the multi.

[Photos:]
photoSLEEP

Took tries but with better coord's it worked much better.

Tft bench.

Found this one while in search of Well...There it is

TFTC

I'm finally logging this as found after three years! It's near a great cache called Well.....where is it?

Found it along with the "Well......where is it" cache.

Got it with the cache.

Pretty easy find. Was not sure that we would find it due to the fairly recent logging.

Found while attempting a cache in the area. The forest has been thinned out, but the BM is still intact and accessible.

Found this waypoint in order to find the cache nearby.

Found this while doing the Cache nearby... TFTB

Found while geocaching.

Didn't know about this, thanks

Rainy day,but still a nice find

Found this, my very first benchmark, while geocaching near by. Marker is obvious, and in good shape. Thanks for the find.

Found this one while looking for a cache. Its nice that they tie in togather to make one. TFTC

Found this as part of a Riddle GeoCache. Marker is in good shape.

Found this while solving the GCGERW Riddle.

My first benchmark! Glad I waited out the rainstorm! Benchmark looks fine!

Found on the way home from vacation in Michigan (heading back to PA).

Found it.

the transylvan trio

found this today on the way to the well. my mother in law lives across the road from this...who would know that this benchmark has been hiding there all this time.

Sam, Becky & Olivia

Found while looking for a cache.

Found while looking for the nearby cache - mark is in good condition.

The mark is in good condition at N 41° 12.041 W 079° 50.475. The reference marks were not searched for.

[Photos:]
photoMA1343(SLEEP) - Clinton Twp Venango County PA
photoMA1343 - Looking N from mark
photoMA1343 - Looking E from mark
photoMA1343 - Looking W from mark
photoMA1343 - Looking S from mark

found while looking for GCGERW.

[Photos:]
photoMA1343
photoMA1343
photoMA1343 with GPSr's

Found in good condition while looking for the nearby cache.

[Photos:]
photoMA1343
photoMA1343 with GPSr's

Very interesting location, who would have thought a Benchmark would be where it is. We found this in our quest for Well Where Is It cache. Thanks for the hunt.
Barefoot One & Wench

This was our first benchmark find. I've seen pictures of them but they're a lot smaller than I thought they would be. We found this while looking for the "Well where is it" cache.

Like most of my fellow cachers, My wife and i found this while searching for the Well, where is it? cache. It was our first.

This is my first benchmark, I found one of these once before I started geocaching and did not know what it was, and unfortunatly, can't remember where it is. I am sure our paths will cross again soon though. I got this one in search of "Well where is it"

Found this benchmark in conjunction with the Well, Where Is It?? Cache. Also planning on logging it for the benchmark contest.

Mark is in place and in great condition. The witness post looks like it's on it's last leg though.

[Photos:]
photoSLEEP

11-11-05 4:15 PM

Found with GCGERW.

Found this benchmark at 3:50pm in conjunction with the cache "Well, where is it?" It amazes me the places you find benchmarks. I'm guessing that the track running through the woods near the benchmark was once a road and that's why the benchmark is there. Thanks for bringing us here!

Liz and Wes kcepenn Youngsville, PA

Found benchmark to go with "Well... Where is it?" Cool!

Went to find the nearby cache and to find this. Father-in-law was with us, and he found it first. Not too difficult to find.

AS usual, found while searching for nearby cache. It is in perfect shape. Soon the witness post will be hard to find.

[Photos:]
photoMrs. Cheech Gang finds Mark

Pretty sick to call this "Sleep" given that it is so close to a cemetery.

[This entry was edited by Team VaxCave on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 1:24:49 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoDisc and my hand
photoExtreme close up

Found it, but what does Sleep mean? Pretty neat - being able to find benchmarks! Our first - Laurel Lover, Ray, and Max the Pup

Found this while geocaching for "Well, Where is it?" It is in very good condition...

Yep, we found it while looking for cache, "Well, where is it"
on a beautiful spring day in NWPA.

[Photos:]
photoGPS& Benchmark MA1343

My first benchmark, very exciting. Now I'd like to find some more.

Well...here it is. Found the benchmark while rescuing Elvis from Well...Where Is It.

[Photos:]
photoMicroDash and the benchmark

Did this benchmark while in pursuit of the nearby geocache.

Found this one while searching for the Well...Where Is It? geocache. We were on a day trip from Northeast Ohio with previous logger Bryan, and a whole mess of other fine cachers who will probably be posting the find after us. This benchmark was located in an interesting spot.

Found it at 11:25. Coordinates are dead on with my GPS. Sure checks your accuracy!
Bryan KF8G

Found it geocaching. Didn't think I would because of all the fall leaves now on the ground. Luckily, spotted witness post (or should i say what's left of a witness post). Measured 6 feet south like documented in the mark's official history and dug through the leaves and there it be.

found it while geocaching. looks good to me!

benchmark found in good condition, located while caching, the well where is it

Found it like the other cachers!! having a great day in the woods!!!!

[last edit: 8/17/2003 8:18:08 PM PST]

Logged this while searching for Geocache Well, where is it?. The track road detailed in the directions is pretty obscure, but the benchmark is in good shape. Nauti Boy

Found it while looking for the well... where is it cache.

Found while searching for Geocache - Well..where is it...

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark Sleep
Benchmark

Found this Benchmark as part of the Geocache,
Well... Where is it.

[Photos:]
photogeocache113_07
Benchmark closeup
N 41° 12.042 W 079° 50.476

04-12-2003 4:50pm
There is a small parking area on the west side of the cemetery but the graveled road is no longer there. The old road can be located where it entered the woods. There is no sign of the white witness post.

[last edit: 4/12/2003 7:14:38 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photothe mark
photolooking from the mark toward the cemetery

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1958 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (JEG) STATION IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH END OF A WOODED HILL, JUST NORTH OF A CEMETERY, ABOUT 3-1/2 MILES EAST OF CLINTONVILLE, AND 0.05 MILE NORTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 208. STATION IS REACHED FROM THE POST OFFICE AND JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 308 AND 208 IN CLINTONVILLE BY GOING EAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 208 FOR 1.6 MILES TO A CEMETERY ON THE LEFT, TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH ON A GRAVELED ROAD ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE CEMETERY FOR 0.05 MILE, STATION MARK IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED SLEEP 1958, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING 3 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 6 FEET SOUTH OF A WHITE WITNESS POST, 21 FEET EAST OF A GRAVELED ROAD, AND 87 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF THE CEMETERY. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED SLEEP NO 1 1958, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. IT IS 74 FEET EAST OF A WHITE WITNESS POST, 95 FEET EAST OF A TRACK ROAD, AND ABOUT 8 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED SLEEP NO 2 1958, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT FLUSH WITH THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 54 FEET WEST OF A GRAVELED ROAD, 73 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A CEMETERY, 81 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A WHITE WITNESS POST, AND 12 FEET LOWER THAN THE STATION MARK.
01/01/1958 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 1.5 MI E FROM CLINTONVILLE. EAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 208 FROM THE POST OFFICE AT CLINTONVILLE TO A CEMETERY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. THENCE NORTH FOR 0.05 MILE UP A TRACK ROAD INTO A GROVE OF TREES AND THE STATION. 21 FEET EAST OF THE ROAD, 87 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF THE CEMETERY, 6 FEET SOUTH OF A WITNESS POST AND PROJECTING 3 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. 74 FEET SOUTH WEST OF RM NO 1 AND 78 FEET NORTH EAST OF RM NO 2.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in April 1998.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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