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United States : Arizona

26.3 miles (42.3 km) ENE of Page, Coconino, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 1436 m (4711 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 69°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North down Aztec Creek #3: East toward Navajo Mountain #4: South into upper Aztec Creek area #5: West to Cummings Mesa face #6: GPS units at the Confluence #7: The Confluence is on top  of the cliff at the right

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  37°N 111°W (visit #3)  

#1: Cairn rockpile marker on the Conflence ledge

(visited by Wade Clinger)

12-Oct-2003 -- I attempted this confluence point about July 6th of 2003, and been aware of this particular site for about two years. I was able to drive within 4 miles, and walk to within 2 miles in July - but the temperature before noon was already 108° I left 6 liters of water next to the 4 wheeler / cattle trail. I returned 11 October to much cooler weather! The hike started at 6 in the evening and reached 382 feet from the confluence at 2 AM. The point is on top of a 200 foot cliff as approched from the north. I spent the night as planned and, in the morning, went west up the base of Cummings Mesa and then turned back, walking down the ridge top. The confluence is thankfully a few hundred feet (or less) back / south from the cliff edge. I built a small rock cairn and took three rolls of film over an hour. The views east to Navajo Mountain are stupendous from this area. I have submitted my film for development / disc / web info to help place those photos on this site. There is a lot more to getting to this confluence than finding a way past Aztec Creek! I would suggest this point requires basic canyoneering, moderately hard hiking, and advanced orienteering / route finding. I will post photos soon, and perhaps better detail such as some useful waypoints (where to park, canyon entry, etc.). In the meantime, I hope to get back to hike the west Navajo Mountain loop trail down to Rainbow Bridge - which I suspect is a much safer path than any possible route to this difficult, dangerous, and gorgeous confluence point. Wade


 All pictures
#1: Cairn rockpile marker on the Conflence ledge
#2: North down Aztec Creek
#3: East toward Navajo Mountain
#4: South into upper Aztec Creek area
#5: West to Cummings Mesa face
#6: GPS units at the Confluence
#7: The Confluence is on top of the cliff at the right
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