Devil's Lake Reference Mark 1 - Baraboo, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bbqbomber
N 43° 25.219 W 089° 44.321
16T E 278297 N 4811135
Quick Description: Located on the top of the West Bluff.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2015 2:58:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMP49Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 2

Long Description:
Follow the West Bluff trail to the highest point. The reference mark is located near the trail with an overlook and two benches. Reference mark 1 is part of the DEVILS LAKE series of marks (five total marks mentioned on the datasheet).

NGS datasheet info:

01/01/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED) DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) STATION IS ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF BARABOO ON THE WEST BLUFF OF DEVILS LAKE ON LAND BELONGING TO DEVILS LAKE STATE PARK, 38 FEET SOUTHWEST OF BLAZED WHITE OAK TREE, 16 FEET EAST-NORTHEAST OF TRIANGULAR-BLAZED WHITE OAK, 16 FEET SOUTHEAST OF SQUARE-BLAZED 8-INCH WHITE OAK, 70 FEET FROM WEST EDGE OF ROCK BLUFF OF DEVILS LAKE, 22 FEET SOUTHWEST OF WHITE STAKE MARKED DEVILS LAKE, 24 FEET WEST OF FOOT TRAIL ALONG BLUFF, 148.40 FEET NORTHWEST OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SURVEY MARK. STATION IS SURROUNDED BY THICK SECOND-GROWTH WHITE OAKS. PROJECTS 3 INCHES. SURFACE, UNDERGROUND, REFERENCE, AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE BRONZE TABLETS SET IN CONCRETE. AZ. MK. IS ON NORTHEAST SIDE OF DEVILS LAKE, ON EAST SIDE OF ROAD 60 YARDS SOUTH OF CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD CROSSING, 39 FEET NORTHEAST OF NORTHEAST RAIL OF CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD, ABOUT 60 YARDS NORTHEAST OF NORTHEAST SHORE OF DEVILS LAKE, 2 FEET NORTHWEST OF 2-FOOT WILLOW TREE. PROJECTS 1 INCH. TO REACH FROM STATION GO WEST DOWN HILL ON WOODS ROAD TO BLACK TOPPED MACADAM ROAD. THENCE NORTH ON MACADAM ROAD 0.8 MILE TO JUNCTION WITH STATE ROUTE 123, THENCE SOUTHEAST 0.3 MILE TO DEVILS LAKE PARK ENTRANCE, THENCE FOLLOW PARK MACADAM ROAD 1.1 MILES TO CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD CROSSING. MARK IS ABOUT 60 YARDS SOUTH OF CROSSING. MARK IS APPROXIMATELY 1.0 MILE NORTHEAST OF STATION. R.M. NO. 1 IS NORTHEAST OF STATION ON WEST BLUFF OF DEVILS LAKE, 37 FEET FROM EDGE OF ROCK BLUFF, 32 FEET EAST OF 10-INCH BLAZED WHITE OAK TREE, 5 FEET SOUTHEAST OF FOOT PATH ALONG BLUFF. PROJECTS 5 INCHES. R.M. NO. 2 IS 112.75 FEET WEST OF R.M. NO. 1, 12 FEET NORTH OF WOODS ROAD LEADING TO STATION, 12 FEET SOUTH OF THREE 8-INCH RED OAK TREES, 105.67 FEET NORTH NORTHWEST OF STATION. PROJECTS 3 INCHES. TO REACH STATION GO SOUTH FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SQUARE IN BARABOO TO JUNCTION OF U.S. RT. NO. 12 AND STATE ROUTE NO. 123 AT SHELL SERVICE STATION. TURN EAST (LEFT) ON ROUTE 123 AND GO EAST AND SOUTH 1.8 MILES TO JUNCTION WITH STATE ROUTE NO. 159. CONTINUE ON ROUTE 123, 0.1 MILE TO ROAD FORKS. LEAVE ROUTE 123 AND CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD ON BLACK TOPPED MACADAM UP HILL 0.8 MILE TO A DIM WOODS ROAD UP HILL TO THE EAST JUST SOUTH OF A WEATHER-BEATEN HOUSE. LEAVE MACADAM ROAD AND GO UP HILL ON WOODS ROAD 0.5 MILE TO TOP OF BLUFF AND STATION. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SURVEY MARK IS CROSS ON OUT CROPPING ROCK SURROUNDED BY A THREE INCH WIDE CIRCULAR WHITE PAINT MARK. THE CHISELED CROSS IS VERY DIM. THE MARK IS 148.40 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE STATION. A LIGHT 100 FEET ABOVE STATION BARABOO IS VISIBLE AT 64 FEET. A LIGHT 100 FEET ABOVE STATION DUNSE IS VISIBLE AT 50 FEET. A LIGHT 47 FEET ABOVE STATION MERRIMAC IS VISIBLE AT 50 FEET. A LIGHT 10 FEET ABOVE STATION S.E. BLUFF IS VISIBLE AT 50 FT. BOTH STATIONS MERRIMAC AND S.E. BLUFF WOULD BE VISIBLE GROUND TO GROUND WITH SLIGHT LOCAL CLEARING. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK - 87 FT. 01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD) RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (DAH) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: DEVILS LAKE NO 1 1935

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: REFERENCE MARK Disk

County: Sauk County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Baraboo (1981)

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: CI8532

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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