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United States : Nevada

35.0 miles (56.4 km) N of Austin, Lander, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1580 m (5183 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 63°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (up Carico Lake Valley, with the Shoshone Range on the left, and Red Mountain on the right) #3: View East (towards the Toiyabe Range) #4: View South (down Carico Lake Valley, towards the Toiyabe Range) #5: View West (towards the Shoshone Range) #6: All zeros! #7: A small gully crossed en route to the confluence point (the ground here was otherwise quite flat)

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  40°N 117°W (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence point lies within a former dry lake bed

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

28-Apr-2009 -- This confluence point, although located in a remote part of Nevada, is easy to visit, because an easily drivable gravel road (Carico Valley Road) takes you just 1.1 miles northwest of the point. From Nevada Highway 305, between Battle Mountain and Austin, turn onto Carico Valley Road at [39.9192,-117.1337].

The (2.2-mile round-trip) hike is easy, across flat, thinly-vegetated land that appears to be a former lake bed. Hiking through the sagebrush, I spotted a hare, and a white-tailed deer.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies within a former dry lake bed
#2: View North (up Carico Lake Valley, with the Shoshone Range on the left, and Red Mountain on the right)
#3: View East (towards the Toiyabe Range)
#4: View South (down Carico Lake Valley, towards the Toiyabe Range)
#5: View West (towards the Shoshone Range)
#6: All zeros!
#7: A small gully crossed en route to the confluence point (the ground here was otherwise quite flat)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)