14-Mar-2001 -- This confluence is located in the Wabayuma Peak Wilderness in Arizona 17 miles south of Kingman. There are several ways to access the wilderness; we choose the northwestern corner since it appeared to be the most direct route. We were prepared to scale the steep hill sides indicated on the topo maps given the right terrain. Our hike took us about 2.5 miles up a wash into a canyon. On the way we saw a wide variety of cactus and desert plants including ocotillo, pricklypear cactus, cholla, Joshua trees, and saguaro cactus.
At the end of the wash we started to work our way up the hills past the remains of some kind of building (Picture 2). Initially we made good progress despite the steepness and the ever present threat of a piece of cholla (Picture 3) ‘jumping’ us. As the granite bolders got bigger it got harder to pick a suitable route. About ½ miles from the confluence with only 2.5 hours of sun light left and more than 2 hours to hike back to the car we were forced to turn around. It appears that more than an afternoon hike is needed to reach this confluence.