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United States : Arizona

9.2 miles (14.8 km) NW of Sells, Pima, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 659 m (2162 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 32°S 68°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from 120m above #8: View North from 120m above the point #9: View East from 120m above the point #10: View South (towards the U.S.-Mexico border, 24 miles away) from 120m above the point #11: View West from 120m above the point

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  32°N 112°W (visit #8)  

#1: The confluence point lies in a flat, sparsely-vegetated desert region

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

14-Oct-2018 -- Driving from southern California to southern Arizona (Tucson and Phoenix) for a mountain biking vacation, I (of course) wanted to visit some Degree Confluence Points - but I had already visited all of the points near my route. But I was interested in revisiting some of the points that I’d already visited, to get a new, drone’s-eye view of the point.

The first of these was this point - less than a mile west of the lonely Ajo-Tucson road (which seems to be used mostly by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol). During my previous visit - 11 years ago - I approached the point by walking along a small drainage (which runs roughly east-to-west, towards the point). This time I took an even easier route - along a dirt road that runs just south of the drainage (and passing about 0.1 mile south of the point). Unfortunately this road was gated closed, so I couldn’t drive along it. But it was an easy walk - about 1 mile each way.

The point lies in flat, sandy terrain that stretches for miles in every direction. It’s clear that sometime in the past this area was a lake.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in a flat, sparsely-vegetated desert region
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from 120m above
#8: View North from 120m above the point
#9: View East from 120m above the point
#10: View South (towards the U.S.-Mexico border, 24 miles away) from 120m above the point
#11: View West from 120m above the point
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Notes
In the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation.