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United States : Nevada

14.0 miles (22.5 km) W of Winnemucca, Humboldt, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1471 m (4826 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 62°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 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 "Mormon Cricket" - one of several to be found near the confluence point

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  41°N 118°W (visit #4)  

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

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

29-Jun-2006 -- There seem to be several narrow dirt roads in the general area of this confluence, but none that pass within about a mile - so visiting this confluence requires a round-trip hike of at least 2 miles, across gently undulating terrain.

Like the other confluence visitors, I took Jungo Road west from Winnemucca. I continued on this road until just after I passed longitude 118 West, and then turned right (North) onto a dirt road that followed a power line. There are several small roads that branch left off the power-line road, towards the confluence point. I took the second of these - which passed 1.3 miles South of the confluence point, leaving me with a 2.6 mile round-trip hike.

The confluence point lies near the top of a small hill. Like the adjacent confluence [40,-119] (which I had visited earlier that day), this is a sandy desert area, but it clearly receives more rainfall, judging by the abundant grass growing in the area. (There are also several nearby drainage gullies, indicating that this area is subject to occasional heavy downpours.)

During my visit (in early Summer), several very large black grasshopper-like insects were active in the area. (I later learned that these insects are called "Mormon Crickets".)


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#1: The confluence point - in a sandy, grassy desert area
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: My GPS receiver at the confluence point
#7: A "Mormon Cricket" - one of several to be found near the confluence point
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