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United States : California

30.6 miles (49.2 km) NE of Desert Center, Riverside, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 368 m (1207 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 65°E

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#2: Looking north from the confluence - that's how close the jeep got #3: looking west - the sun has set.. #4: and south #5: Zeros and more zeros

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  34°N 115°W (visit #5)  

#1: Looking east

(visited by Marshall Clow and David Kaplan)

25-Nov-2006 -- After our second confluence of the day (33N/115W, 33N/116W), we knew that a third one would be tough. It was already 1:30 in the afternoon, and the sun goes down quickly at the end of November.

So, we headed northeast on SR-78, switched to old US-95 in Blythe, and (finally) headed back to the west on SR-62 out of Parker. The sides of the railroad bed that parallel SR-62 are decorated with colored rocks spelling out lots of different slogans (the slogans go on for miles and miles) - very impressive!

We turned off SR-62 onto a dirt road at 34.09/115.043) and headed south (up the wash). The wash was very soft - full of deep sand - not recommended for cars w/o four-wheel drive. We drove about 7 miles, and got close just as the sun dipped behind the mountains off to the west.

Dave was all set to drive right to the confluence ("I want to park on it!"), but when we headed back east up out of the wash, we were on the wrong "ridge" (very small, about 5 feet high), and we decided to walk the last 100 feet or so.

If you're looking for a place to come and "get away from it all", this is a good one - it is several miles down a bad dirt road, with an unmarked turnoff from a little-used state highway between Twentynine Palms and Parker.

Nevertheless it was a fun visit, and we got back to the highway just as darkness fell, and after a stop for dinner, got home about four hours later.

Three confluences in one day!


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#1: Looking east
#2: Looking north from the confluence - that's how close the jeep got
#3: looking west - the sun has set..
#4: and south
#5: Zeros and more zeros
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