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United States : Nevada

22.2 miles (35.8 km) NE of Nixon (Washoe), Pershing, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1390 m (4560 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 61°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: My GPS receiver at the confluence point #7: A rusted pipe fixture, just feet from the confluence point

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  40°N 119°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point - in a sandy desert area

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

29-Jun-2006 -- Although this confluence is quite far from the nearest major (or minor) highway, it is surprisingly easy to reach, because there are several dirt roads nearby. My GPS receiver's navigation software found the same dirt road used by the previous visitors - one that passes just 0.3 miles west of the confluence point, leading to an easy hike across flat terrain.

The confluence point lies in a flat desert area, with short scrubby vegetation growing in sandy soil with a thin crust. It is clear that - in the distant past - this area was all underwater. Much more recently, there has been lots of human presence in this area. Not only did I see the coax cable reported by Jack Frickey and Shawn Fleming, but I also found a rusted pipe fixture lying just feet from the confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point - in a sandy desert area
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: My GPS receiver at the confluence point
#7: A rusted pipe fixture, just feet from the confluence point
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