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United States : California

2.2 miles (3.5 km) SE of Hot Springs, Plumas, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 1190 m (3904 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 59°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West (sorry for the poor quality) #6: All zeros! #7: "Rubble Gap", at [39.99992,-120.99651].  This appears to be the best place to park.

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  40°N 121°W (visit #5)  

#1: This 'prominent tree' lies very close to the confluence point

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

10-Sep-2010 -- One of the nice things about the Degree Confluence Project is that it gives you a reason to visit interesting new places. In this case, it gave me an excuse to drive along picturesque California Highway 70 - between Oroville and Quincy - in remote Plumas County. In my more than 30 years living in California, I had yet to visit this region of the state.

This confluence point lies on a gently-sloping hill within a pine forest. In this respect, it is similar to many other confluence points in North America, and - in particular - felt very similar to the nearby California confluence point [38,-120].

Mine was the first recorded visit to this point since Shawn Fleming's visit almost 6 years earlier. The confluence point lies very close to the 'prominent tree' (perhaps a sequoia?) that Shawn noted. It appears that a fire has passed through this area in the time since Shawn's visit.

Being a notoriously late riser, I didn't get to the confluence point until it was almost sunset, which explains the poor quality of the photos.


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#1: This 'prominent tree' lies very close to the confluence point
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West (sorry for the poor quality)
#6: All zeros!
#7: "Rubble Gap", at [39.99992,-120.99651]. This appears to be the best place to park.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)