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Details for Benchmark: QE2273

N 44° 16.006 W 123° 19.984 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1188

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

Location:
In LANE county, OR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
RIDGE
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Recovered Station Mark in good condition. Due to heavy brush, the RMs were not looked for. Follow Hewlit Rd, North to a gate. About N 44° 15’ 32” W 123° 19’ 50”. Bushwhack North about .8 miles as the crow flies. The elevation gain is about 500 feet through very rough forest and dense undergrowth. Poison oak and wild rose cannot be avoided.

Edit to change 8.8 to .8 miles.

[This entry was edited by Mega Scooter on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 6:47:57 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoRIDGE
photoRIDGE sideview
photoMonument
photoRIDGE and Sign
photoLooking NW
photoAnother view
photoOak with triangle blaze
OK, I didn't see it either, but the distance is right.
photoSigns last longer than blazes.
photoRIDGE RM 4 should be here
photowild rose
photopoison oak

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1905 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1905 (OBF) ABOUT 10 MILES BY ROAD IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FROM JUNCTION CITY, ON THE HIGHEST PART OF A RIDGE ON LAND OWNED BY MR. J.J. WINN, ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES NORTH OF HIS RESIDENCE. THE SURFACE STATION MARK IS AN OLD TYPE BRONZE DISK CEMENTED IN A BOULDER. THE SUBSURFACE MARK IS A 3/8-INCH COPPER BOLT 3 INCHES LONG, CEMENTED IN A SEPARATE BOULDER SOME DISTANCE BENEATH THE SURFACE MARK. THE CROSS IN THE DISK MARKING THE STATION IS DIRECTLY ABOVE THE CROSS IN THE UNDERGROUND MARK. THREE REFERENCE MARKS, EACH CONSISTING OF A DRILL OR PUNCH HOLE IN THE TOP OF A 3/8-INCH COPPER BOLT 3 INCHES LONG, WHICH IS LEADED OR CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A ROCK WITH THE TOP OF THE BOLT FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE, ARE AT THE FOLLOWING DISTANCES AND AZIMUTHS FROM THE STATION--4.86 METERS (15.9 FEET), 164 DEG 32 MIN. 30.69 METERS (100.7 FEET), 278 DEG 43 MIN. AND 9.73 METERS (31.9 FEET), 356 DEG 15 MIN. A TRIANGULAR BLAZE IN A LARGE MAPLE TREE IS 11.63 METERS (38.2 FEET) FROM THE STATION IN AZIMUTH 92 DEG 16 MIN, AND A SIMILAR BLAZE IN A LARGE FIR TREE IS 8.45 METERS (27.7 FEET) FROM THE STATION IN AZIMUTH 213 DEG 33 MIN.
01/01/1934 by ORGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY OREGON GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 THE OLD-TYPE BRONZE TABLET AND THE 3 REFERENCE MARKS WERE FOUND AS DESCRIBED. A TRIANGULAR BLAZE IN A LARGE MAPLE TREE AND A SIMILAR BLAZE IN A LARGE FIR TREE WERE ALSO FOUND, THE LATTER TREE BEING DEAD AND BADLY DECAYED. STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST PART OF A RIDGE OF LAND OWNED BY MR. J.J. WINN, ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES NORTH OF HIS RESIDENCE, AND ABOUT 10 MILES BY ROAD IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FROM JUNCTION CITY. THE STATION IS MARKED BY AN OLD-TYPE BRONZE TABLET SET IN A BOULDER AS DESCRIBED IN NOTE 17. THREE REFERENCE MARKS, COPPER BOLTS SET IN BOULDERS, NOTE 19, ARE AT THE FOLLOWING DISTANCES AND AZIMUTHS FROM STATION--4.86 METERS (15.9 FEET), 164 DEG 32 MIN. 30.69 METERS (100.7 FEET), 278 DEG 43 MIN. AND 9.73 METERS (31.9 FEET), 356 DEG 15 MIN. A TRIANGULAR BLAZE IN A LARGE MAPLE TREE IS 11.63 METERS (38.2 FEET) FROM STATION IN AZIMUTH 92 DEG 16 MIN. AND A SIMILAR BLAZE IN A LARGE FIR TREE IS 8.45 METERS (27.7 FEET) FROM STATION IN AZIMUTH 231 DEG 33 MIN.
01/01/1968 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (NET) THE STATION MARK, AN UNSTAMPED OLD-TYPE DISK WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE COPPER BOLTS (REFERENCE MARKS) WERE SEARCHED FOR BUT NOT RECOVERED, THEY ARE NOT BELIEVED TO BE DESTROYED AND SHOULD BE READILY RECOVERED THE NEXT TIME THE STATION IS OCCUPIED. A NEW AND COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. THE STATION IS 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MONROE ON AN EAST-WEST RIDGE, AMONG OAK TREES, ON THE SUNNYMOUNT RANCH, WHICH IS OWNED BY MR. WENDELL W. WILLIAMS AND MANAGED BY MR. E. W. HUMPHREY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE MONROE POST OFFICE GO EAST ON MAIN STREET FOR 0.05 MILE TO U.S. HIGHWAY 99W, TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON THE HIGHWAY FOR 0.15 MILE TO A FORK, WHERE THE HIGHWAY BEARS SOUTHEAST AND CROSSES THE LONG TOM RIVER, TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO SOUTH ON TERRITORIAL ROAD FOR 1.8 MILES TO THE DRIVEWAY TO THE SUNNYMOUNT RANCH BUILDINGS ON THE RIGHT, WHERE THE KEY MAY BE OBTAINED FOR A GATE THAT IS LOCKED DURING SOME SEASONS. CONTINUE SOUTH ON TERRITORIAL ROAD FOR 2.6 MILES TO FERGUSON ROAD AT A CROSSROAD, TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON FERGUSON ROAD FOR 2.1 MILES TO A DIRT ROAD RIGHT, JUST BEFORE REACHING THE LONG TOM GRANGE, TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH ON THE DIRT ROAD FOR 1.0 MILE TO A BOARD GATE, WHICH MAY BE LOCKED DURING SOME SEASONS. PASS THRU THE GATE AND GO WEST, NORTHWEST AND NORTH ON THE DIRT ROAD FOR 1.1 MILES TO A FORK IN A SADDLE, TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO EAST FOR 0.1 MILE TO A FORK, TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO SOUTHEAST ON THE DIRT ROAD FOR 0.3 MILE TO THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL AT A CREST IN THE ROAD. PACK SOUTH TO THE FIRST SUMMIT AND STATION. LENGTH OF PACK IS 10 MINUTES. A WITNESS SIGN WAS NAILED ON A 1-FOOT OAK TREE THAT IS 6-1/2 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE STATION MARK.
01/01/1970 by OR-039 (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LANE COUNTY OREGON 1970 (FLI) THE STATION MARK AND THE THREE COPPER BOLT REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 8 MILES WEST OF HARRISBURG, 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF JUNCTION CITY, 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MONROE, ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A TIMBERED RIDGE AND ON PROPERTY OWNED BY MR. WENDELL W. WILLIAMS OF THE SUNNYMONT RANCH. THERE IS A HIGHER AND MORE PROMINENT POINT ABOUT 3/4 MILE WEST OF THE STATION. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN MONROE, GO EAST ON MAIN STREET FOR 0.05 MILE, THENCE TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 99W FOR 0.15 MILE TO A Y-FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO SOUTH ON TERRITORIAL ROAD FOR 1.8 MILES TO THE SUNNYMONT RANCH ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE SOUTH ON TERRITORIAL ROAD FOR 2.6 MILES TO A CROSSROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST ON FERGUSON ROAD FOR 2.1 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT, JUST BEFORE REACHING THE LONG TOM GRANGE. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH ON THE DIRT ROAD FOR 1.0 MILE TO A LOCKED BOARD GATE. (A KEY MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE SUNNYMONT RANCH.) PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND GO WEST, NORTHWEST AND NORTH ON THE DIRT ROAD FOR 0.7 MILE TO A Y-FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO EASTERLY ON A TRACK ROAD FOR 0.4 MILE TO A Y-FORK AT A SMALL POND. (A FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE IS REQUIRED FROM THIS POINT.) TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO NORTH FOR 0.25 MILE TO THE TOP OF A RIDGE, THENCE BEAR LEFT AND FOLLOW THE DIM TRACK ROAD WEST, ALONG THE RIDGE, FOR 0.2 MILE TO THE STATION. THE STATION MARK, NOT STAMPED, IS AN OLD TYPE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 25 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF AN OAK TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE ON ITS SOUTH SIDE AND 6-1/2 FEET EAST-NORTHEAST OF AN OAK TREE WITH A WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED TO IT. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS A COPPER BOLT CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT PROJECTS 2 INCHES. IT IS 106 FEET EAST OF THE OAK TREE WITH THE WITNESS SIGN, 24 FEET WEST-NORTHWEST OF AN OAK TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE ON ITS SOUTHWEST SIDE AND 1 FOOT SOUTH OF A SMALL CAIRN. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS A COPPER BOLT CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 29 FEET SOUTH OF THE OAK TREE WITH THE WITNESS SIGN, 9 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AN OAK TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE ON ITS SOUTHEAST SIDE AND 1 FOOT WEST OF A SMALL CAIRN. REFERENCE MARK NO. 3 IS A COPPER BOLT CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 19 FEET NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE OAK TREE WITH THE WITNESS SIGN, 10 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AN OAK TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE ON ITS SOUTH SIDE AND 1 FOOT WEST OF A SMALL CAIRN. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--7 MILES NORTHWEST OF JUNCTION CITY.
01/01/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (LDF) THE STATION MARK AND THE THREE COPPER BOLT REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED. A DIFFERENCE IN DISTANCE OF 0.387 METERS WAS NOTED TO REFERENCE MARK 3, HOWEVER THIS MARK APPEARED TO BE LOOSE. THE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION TO REFERENCE MARKS 1 AND 2 CHECKED THE 1970 DATA. REFERENCE MARKS 4 AND 5 WERE ESTABLISHED AT THIS TIME. DUE TO A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF CLEARING OF TREES FOR THE STATION TO BE VISIBLE TO OTHER STATIONS REFERENCE MARK 4 WAS OCCUPIED AS A STATION AND A TRAVERSE CONNECTION MADE. FOLLOWING IS A COMPLETE NEW DESCRIPTION. THE STATION IS ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MONROE, 8 MILES WEST OF HARRISBURG AND NEAR THE WEST END OF AN EAST-WEST RIDGE, IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, R-5-W, 7-15-5. IT IS ON THE PROPERTY OF THE SUNNY MOUNT RANCH. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN MONROE, GO EAST FOR 0.05 MILE TO THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 99W. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON 99W FOR 0.15 MILE TO A FORK, KEEP THE RIGHT FORK AND CONTINUE SOUTH FOR 1.8 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD ON THE RIGHT LEADING TO THE SUNNY MOUNT RANCH. (THIS IS THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE RANCH). CONTINUE SOUTH FOR 2.7 MILES TO A CROSSROAD, TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST FOR 2.1 MILES TO A TRACK ROAD ON THE RIGHT ABOUT 300 FEET EAST OF THE LONGTON GRANGE HALL. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH FOR 0.1 MILE TO A GATE, PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND GO NORTH ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.45 MILE TO A GATE. PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE NORTH ON THE TRACK ROAD FOR 0.5 MILE TO A GATE, PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND TURN LEFT AND GO WESTERLY ON TRACK ROAD FOR 0.7 MILE TO A FORK AT THE CREST OF A SMALL LOW RIDGE. KEEP THE RIGHT FORK AND GO EASTERLY FOR 0.45 MILE TO A TRACK ROAD ON THE LEFT JUST SOUTHWEST OF A POND. (A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE WILL BE REQUIRED FROM THIS POINT TO THE STATION). TURN LEFT AND GO NORTHERLY UPHILL FOR 0.25 MILE TO WHERE THE ROAD TURNS TO THE LEFT, THIS IS JUST BEFORE REACHING THE TOP OF RIDGE. TURN LEFT ON A TRACK ROAD AND GO WESTERLY ALONG SIDE OF RIDGE FOR 0.25 MILE TO THE END OF THE TRACK ROAD AND THE STATION. THE STATION MARK IS AN OLD TYPE BRASS TRIANGULATION STATION DISK, NOT STAMPED, CEMENTED IN THE TOP OF A ROCK OUTCROP THAT IS 2-INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE. IT IS 25.5 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF AN OAK TREE WITH A TRIANGLE BLAZE AND 6.3 FEET NORTHEAST OF AN OAK TREE WITH A WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A COPPER BOLT CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A ROACK OUTCROP THAT PROJECTS 2-INCHES. IT IS 118 FEET EAST OF THE TREE WITH TRIANGLE BLAZE AND 107 FEET EAST OF THE TREE WITH WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A COPPER BOLT CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A ROCK OUTCROP THAT PROJECTS 4 INCHES. IT IS 54.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE TREE WITH TRIANGLE BLAZE AND 30 FEET SOUTH OF THE TREE WITH WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED. REFERENCE MARK 3 IS A COPPER BOLT CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A ROCK OUTCROP THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 19.5 FEET NORTH OF THE TREE WITH WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED AND 10 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE TREE WITH TRIANGLE BLAZE. RIDGE RM 4 IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK, STAMPED RIDGE 1905 NO 4 1972, SET IN THE TOP OF A 14-INCH CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 33.5 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE TREE WITH TRIANGLE BLAZE AND 21.7 FEET EAST OF THE TREE WITH WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED. THE UNDERGROUND MARK IS 18-INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE. REFERENCE MARK 5 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED RIDGE 1905 NO 5 1972, SET IN THE TOP OF A 14-INCH CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE MONUMENT THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 23.9 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE TREE WITH TRIANGLE BLAZE AND 29.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE TREE WITH THE WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED. THERE WAS NO SUITABLE LOCATION FOR AN AZIMUTH MARK. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MONROE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1991.
  • 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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