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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: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies in a flat, sagebrush covered section of desert #6: All zeros! #7: A ‘geocache’ box (new in the past 10 years), next to the confluence point’s famous rusted steel pipe #8: Spring wildflowers near the point #9: The geothermal power plant at the Bradys Hot Springs exit off I-80 (the exit you take to reach this point)

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  40°N 119°W (visit #5)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

22-May-2016 -- While planning a Spring vacation in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, I naturally looked for Degree Confluence Points to visit en route. Looking at the map of my previous confluence visits, I noticed a line of several points on the 119 Degree West line of longitude that I had yet to visit. Many of these were in remote areas, and were ‘Forgotten Confluence Points’ - visited just once in the early ‘00s, but not visited again since. So I made plans to try to visit these points.

But first, I wanted to revisit this point in the desert of northern Nevada. I had previously visited it almost 10 years ago in June 2006; there had been no recorded visits to it since then. Yet the point is quite easy to visit; it lies just 1/3 mile east of a dirt road. I was curious to see how the point had changed over the last decade.

I noticed exactly one change: There is now a ‘geocache’ box at the site. Coincidentally (or more likely not coincidentally) the box was left under a bush, right next to a rusted steel pipe fixture that I had noticed (and photographed) 10 years ago.

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


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies in a flat, sagebrush covered section of desert
#6: All zeros!
#7: A ‘geocache’ box (new in the past 10 years), next to the confluence point’s famous rusted steel pipe
#8: Spring wildflowers near the point
#9: The geothermal power plant at the Bradys Hot Springs exit off I-80 (the exit you take to reach this point)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)