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United States : Nevada

2.3 miles (3.7 km) S of Henderson, Clark, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 783 m (2568 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 65°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East view, with ma. #3: south view #4: View to the north, taken below the hillside for a better, broader view. #5: GPS #6: That's me.

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  36°N 115°W (visit #16)  

#1: West view. The rock in the foreground is the confluence, according to where I zeroed my GPS.

(visited by Scott Surgent and Gail Surgent)

13-Feb-2010 -- I finally got around to logging this confluence, its popularity a direct result of it being so close to a large city and good road access to within a half-mile of the point. My parents live in Henderson, but I only get up there a handful of times a year - often in summer when it's too hot - and until now, had not made the effort to visit this confluence.

I mentioned the confluence to my mother, who was keen to join me for the short hike. She knows Henderson well and took all sorts of short-cuts to get us to Mission Drive, too many to recount here. We drove to the end of the pavement near some homes, and made the short, slightly strenuous hike up to the point itself, the one-way hike covering maybe 10 minutes. The point is below a south-facing cliff on the north flanks of Black Mountain, notable for its many communications towers. The hike was pleasant and the weather cool, slightly breezy, and extremely dry. Afterwards, we hiked up Sloan Canyon to the south. Apparently there are some petroglyphs hidden there, but we didn't get very far. We were back to the car after about 40 minutes in the field.

The west view shows the actual rock where I zeroed out my GPS, while the east view show my mother standing about 30 feet from the confluence. The south view shows some of Sloan Canyon and some of suburbia. For the north view, I took the photo from the base of the hill, so the confluence is up on the hillside, directly below the cliffs (far more interesting to view than a photo of the cliffs from about 10 feet away).


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#1: West view. The rock in the foreground is the confluence, according to where I zeroed my GPS.
#2: East view, with ma.
#3: south view
#4: View to the north, taken below the hillside for a better, broader view.
#5: GPS
#6: That's me.
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