23-Dec-2009 -- After spending a few days vacationing in Texas's beautiful Big Bend National Park, I drove northwest into New Mexico to visit Carlsbad Caverns. I noticed that there were two confluence points along my route: [31,-103] near Fort Stockton, and [32,-104] north of Pecos, along the Texas-New Mexico state line.
The previous day, I had tried to visit [31,-103], but (in my 2wd rental car) I couldn't get within 1.3 miles, and it was too late in the afternoon to hike to/from the confluence point. Fortunately, though, [32,-104] was much, much easier to reach. From the Pecos Highway, I turned right on Catfish Road, which runs along the Texas-New Mexico State Line. Catfish Road is a smooth flat gravel road, which takes you just 100 feet or so North of the confluence point, which lies within scrubby desert vegetation. (Bob Reneau's rock cairn from his visit in 2001 was still visible.)