W
NW
N
N
NE
W
the Degree Confluence Project
E
SW
S
S
SE
E

United States : Wyoming

3.2 miles (5.2 km) ENE of Fontenelle (Lincoln), Sweetwater, WY, USA
Approx. altitude: 1958 m (6423 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 70°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Mary on the very spot. #3: East: Small spots at right are Mary and the truck. #4: South: I think that's McCullen Bluff. #5: West: Un-named hills.  Green River is just beyond. #6: Map: GPS trace at the destination.

  { Main | Search | Countries | Information | Member Page | Random }

  42°N 110°W  

#1: North: tanks at Little Colorado Well #4 in the distance.

(visited by R.O. Despain and Mary McHale Wood Despain)

02-Mar-2001 -- Visting this confluence was part of a day-trip to place the first ever geocache in the state of Wyoming.

The trip from Granger to Fontenelle reminded us of how big and empty parts of Wyoming are. We drove the 50 miles on US 30, State 240, US 189, and State 372 without seeing many other vehicles.

Street Atlas did a good job until the last, when the road I'd planned on following wasn't there but a faint track on the edge of a pipeline was. Mary watched the GPS receiver while I guided the truck from rut to rut. When we were at N42 latitude, we stopped and then followed the line of latitude west until we got to the right longitude. This was Columbus's plan to find his way to the Indies. Worked better for us than it did for him.


 All pictures
#1: North: tanks at Little Colorado Well #4 in the distance.
#2: Mary on the very spot.
#3: East: Small spots at right are Mary and the truck.
#4: South: I think that's McCullen Bluff.
#5: West: Un-named hills. Green River is just beyond.
#6: Map: GPS trace at the destination.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)