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United States : Wyoming

18.6 miles (29.9 km) S of Evanston, Uinta, WY, USA
Approx. altitude: 2386 m (7827 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 69°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South (into the valley, from where I started my hike) #5: View West (into the setting sun) #6: All zeros! #7: Some pretty spring alpine wildflowers near the confluence point

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  41°N 111°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point lies near the top of a rock-strewn ridge

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

27-May-2013 -- After visiting [42,-111] and the nearby ID-UT-WY tripoint, I crossed back into Wyoming, then spent the next two hours passing back and forward between Wyoming and Utah - crossing the Wyoming-Utah state line more times than I could count. (The final crossing occurred just a few hundred feet before the confluence point, which only barely lies within Wyoming.)

I was able to reach the confluence point just before sunset, thanks to the directions provided by the previous visitors (the Lincolns), who noted the gate at [40.98597,-111.00493]. This 'gate' is actually just a part of a fence where people (presumably, farm workers) have repeatedly driven over it, knocking it flat. I parked here, and hiked the remaining 1 mile to the confluence point.

What I was not expecting, however, was how much climbing I would have to do during this 1 mile hike. The Lincolns referred to this as "moderate terrain", but in fact, reaching the confluence point required climbing up a significant ridge. (The almost 8000 foot elevation made the hike feel even more strenuous.)

The confluence point itself lies near the top of a rock-strewn ridge. At this time of year (spring), several pretty alpine wildflowers were growing nearby.


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#1: The confluence point lies near the top of a rock-strewn ridge
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South (into the valley, from where I started my hike)
#5: View West (into the setting sun)
#6: All zeros!
#7: Some pretty spring alpine wildflowers near the confluence point
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