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|Type:||Land - 0.57mi|
|Elevation:||7,057ft / 2,151m|
|Lat/Lon (WGS84): ||42°00'6.16" N, 111°02'48.33" W|
|12T 496128 4649967|
|Lat/Lon (NAD27): ||42°00'6.42" N, 111°02'45.50" W|
|12T 496193 4649762|
|USGS Quadrangle:||Boundary Ridge (ID) (large ZIP/PDF)|
"Boundary Cor ID UT WY BLM"
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Nearby POI: Opencaching.us
The Corner Corner: http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/pointdetail.php3?point=38
Marked with a stone.
Newsletter index: #69-05q2-p25
Trip Report - July 28, 1997 - Jack Parsell
ACCESS ROUTE: From Kemmerer, WY take US 30 West for 24 miles, then N 20 miles to Cokeville. At Cokeville, go W over the RR, and over Bear River. Continue S on county road #231 for 7.4 miles to Christy Canyon road on the right. This is marked by an arrow shaped sign inscribed, MONUMENT 4 MILES. Go up this road to a gate at the WY- UT line at 3.2 miles (be sure to close the gate after passing). This is a rough road, barely passable for 2WD vehicle in good weather. Do not attempt it in bad weather. At 0.2 mile into UT another arrow directs you to the right, up a side canyon, for l/3 mile, then the final arrow points to the right, up the steep hillside 0.1 mile to the monument.
When we were there in 1991 the marker had been knocked down by cattle. Paul Scherbel, Land Surveyor from Big Piney, WY, had found this same situation in 1990 and was instrumental in leading a field investigation project in July, 1991. New monuments were placed in July, 1992, with a sturdy fence around them, and a dedication ceremony was held on August 28, 1992. The plaque mounted beside the new monument reads as follows:
IDAHO, UTAH AND WYOMING INTERSECT POINT
THIS STONE MARKS THE INTERSECT POINT ESTABLISHED JUNE 15, 1874, BY A.V.RICHARDS, U.S. ASTRONOMER AND SURVEYOR, ON THE 34TH MERIDIAN WEST FROM THE CENTER OF THE OLD NAVAL OBSERVATORY DOME IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH THE STATE BOUNDARY OF IDAHO AND UTAH < THE 42ND PARALLEL NORTH >, SURVEYED BY DANIEL G. MAJOR, U.S. ASTRONOMER, ON AUGUST 29,1871.
THE INITIAL POINT MONUMENT OF D. G. MAJOR FOR THE 42ND PARALLEL NORTH IS LOCATED 7/10 OF A MILE EAST.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THIS REMONUMENTATION WERE OBTAINED FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, STATES, COUNTIES AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
Update - Summer, 2006 - Bob Whitney
This tripoint probably does not need a 4WD except in very wet weather. Most people will find it convenient to do #6 and #7 tri-points on the same trip and 4WD might then be used for both.