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Clingman's Dome Tower - OU0A55

 Clingmans Dome Tower ~ US Benchmark PID FB2495

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N 35° 33.776' W 83° 29.907' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > North Carolina
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 26 December 2016
 Date Created: 26 December 2016
 Last Modified: 04 January 2017
 Waypoint: OU0A55

 


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AT @ Clingmans Dome

 

DESIGNATION - CLINGSMANS DOME TWR

PID - FB2495

STATE/COUNTY- NC/SWAIN

USGS QUAD - CLINGMANS DOME (1964)

STATION DESCRIPTION

DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1963

CHEROKEE, 12.0 MI NW. OF, 10.0 MI S. OF GATLINBURG AND 5.4 MI SW. OF NEWFOUND GAP ON TOP OF CLINGMANS DOME, FROM NEWFOUND GAP GO W. ON CLINGMANS DOME ROAD TO PARKING AREA, PACK 0.5 MI ON TRAIL TO TOP AND STATON, CENTER OF CIRCULAR CONCRETE OBSERVATION TOWER WITH SPIRAL RAMP LEADING TO TOP, TOWER DESIGNATED ---CLINGMANS DOME OBSERVATION TOWER---.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Clingmans Dome is a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, in the southeastern United States. At an elevation of 6,643 feet, it is the highest mountain in the Smokies, the highest point in the state of Tennessee, and the highest point along the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail. It is also the third highest point in all of Eastern North America, after the nearby Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet) and Mount Craig (6,647 feet). Clingmans Dome has two subpeaks: 6,560-foot Mount Buckley to the west and 6,400-foot Mount Love to the east. The headwaters of several substantial streams are located on the slopes of Clingmans Dome, namely Little River on the north slope, and Forney Creek and Noland Creek (both tributaries of the Tuckasegee River) on the south slope. The mountain is located entirely within the Tennessee River watershed. Clingmans Dome is protected as part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A paved road connects it to U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road). The 45-foot concrete observation tower, built in 1959 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a panoramic view of the mountains. An air quality monitoring station, operated by the Environmental Protection Agency, is the second highest in eastern North America.

 

 

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Great Smoky Mountains NP

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1 03 September 2017 GoinPostNet Found it

Milestone #100...super cool place to visit...and find the mega-sized benchmark!
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12 05 January 2017 TermiteHunter OC Team comment

Accepted