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United States : Arizona

4.7 miles (7.5 km) N of Bouse, La Paz, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 319 m (1046 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 66°E

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

#2: looking east #3: looking south #4: looking west #5: ground cover #6: GPS screen #7: ocotillo cactus

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  34°N 114°W (visit #4)  

#1: looking north with previous visitor's rock cairn in view

(visited by David Mower)

30-Dec-2006 -- I visited this confluence on a sunny Saturday afternoon. My wife and I had been on a little vacation trip with a fairly loosely planned itinerary. We ended up at the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This confluence looked doable and was fairly close by.

We drove south from Lake Havasu City to Parker and then southeast toward the town of Bouse. A turnoff appeared before Bouse, so we took it. We found a very sandy road. I have a memory of being stuck in the sand in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. It isn’t a pleasant memory. We turned around quickly. While exploring a bit more we met two four-wheeler riders, a man and wife. He had a GPS mounted on the handle bars.

After a brief conversation, he guided us to Swansea Road and then to the nearest turnoff to the confluence. We drove north along this road. The east side was marked “Wilderness Study Area. No vehicles.” At a convenient spot we parked.

I walked. She waited. It was 1.85 km to the point. It was a pleasant walk, mainly going north, through alternating soft sand and rocky soil. I arrived at the point at about 14:15 hours. The GPS showed an accuracy of +/- 3 meters.

A previous visitor’s rock cairn was about 2 meters north of the spot my GPS settled on. The spot is in a bit of a depression, so there’s not much to see. The surrounding mountains present a very unique skyline. There were many tall ocotillo cacti on the way.

It's always magical to see those 10 zeroes! Thanks for getting me out!


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#1: looking north with previous visitor's rock cairn in view
#2: looking east
#3: looking south
#4: looking west
#5: ground cover
#6: GPS screen
#7: ocotillo cactus
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