"The Chin," Mount Mansfield - Underhill, Vermont
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 32.637 W 072° 48.900
18T E 673572 N 4934613
Quick Description: USGS Benchmark at highest point in Vermont
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2009 5:23:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM70K6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 23

Long Description:

Disk is pretty beat up and somewhat hard to read. I see the code "M52" on the left.

Hike up along the Long Trail from Smugglers Notch* or drive up the Toll Road** from the Stowe Base Lodge. From the parking lot at The Nose, the final approach to The Chin is roughly a 1.25 mile scramble across the mountain's ridge rocks to the 4,395-foot high peak.

Contrary to an oft-repeated story that the mountain is named because it resembles a man's face, the fact is that the now-defunct town of Mansfield and the mountain were named for Mansfield, Connecticut, which was the home of most of the Vermont town's grantees. That town is documented to have been named for Major Moses Mansfield, a principal property owner.

The "distant" photo of the disk is facing slightly south of due west.

*Closest access point, less than 2 miles from The Chin, but quite steep.
**As of this posting, $24 for car and up to six persons, $8 per additional person. Except for a short stretch of pavement at the bottom, it is a steep, narrow dirt road with lots of hairpins, roughly 4.1 miles to the parking lot at The Nose.

Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: M52

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Benchmark Agency (if other): Green Mountain Club

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

County: Chttenden

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Mount Mansfield

Special category (optional): Mountain summit marks

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

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

NGS PID: AE3691

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): 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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