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United States : California

7.3 miles (11.8 km) N of Barstow, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 840 m (2755 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 63°E

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#2: A view from the confluence point (with Joshua Trees nearby) #3: Another view from the confluence point

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  35°N 117°W (visit #1)  

#1: My GPS receiver's display at the confluence point

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

02-Jan-2000 -- This is another confluence located in the middle of California's Mojave Desert - in this case near Barstow. Fortunately, it's very easy to reach. From Barstow, take Irwin Road northwards. Shortly after Irwin Road makes a right-hand turn (towards the east), it passes just 1.1 miles from the confluence. At this point, it would be an easy hike across flat terrain to reach the confluence.

Instead, I took a dirt road - Fossil Bed Road - that branches off Irwin Road to the left, parked near the line of power pylons (shown in photos 2 and 3) below, and rode my mountain bike along the service road that runs beneath the power pylons. Fortunately this took me almost directly to the confluence.

The thinly spread Joshua Trees liven up what would otherwise be a rather bland, flat desert.


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#1: My GPS receiver's display at the confluence point
#2: A view from the confluence point (with Joshua Trees nearby)
#3: Another view from the confluence point
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