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United States : Nevada

14.9 miles (24.0 km) SSE of Kingston (Lander), Nye, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1768 m (5800 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 63°E

Accuracy: 16.0 km (9.9 mi)

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  39°N 117°W (visit #5) (incomplete) 

#1: This is as close as I got on this attempt; the confluence point lies about 10 miles away

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

28-Apr-2009 -- At first glance it appeared that this confluence point - even though located in a remote area of Nevada - would be quite easy to reach, because my map showed a series of dirt roads that lead right to the point. However, when I tried approaching from the north-west (from the Austin area), I found that the dirt road (Northumberland Road) was very overgrown, and not suitable for my (relatively low-clearance) SUV. At this point, I was 10 miles from the confluence point. I considered getting out my mountain bike and riding from there, but it was getting too late in the day.

Afterwards, looking on Google Earth, it appeared that the dirt road approaching from the south-west (rather than from the north-west) would be wider and probably easier to drive. Sometime in the future, I'll attempt this point again, but this time starting from the south-west (i.e., from the Tonopah area), and leaving myself enough time to get to and from the point via mountain bike if I have to.


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#1: This is as close as I got on this attempt; the confluence point lies about 10 miles away
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