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United States : Nevada

26.4 miles (42.5 km) SSE of Alamo, Lincoln, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 799 m (2621 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 65°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East (towards a rising full moon) #4: View South #5: View West.  (The sun had just set behind those hills.) #6: All zeros!

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  37°N 115°W (visit #9)  

#1: The confluence point sits in sandy soil, among sagebrush

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

23-Sep-2010 -- I arrived at this desert confluence shortly after sunset, but fortunately was still able to take some reasonable photos in the fading light.

This area is apparently used extensively by ATVs, and beforehand, I had used satellite images to locate some ATV trails that pass near the confluence point, and create a couple of useful waypoints: [36.993844,-114.979356] (a turnoff from US 93) and [36.992625,-114.989020] (a major "ATV junction", with a water tank and trailers nearby). Using these waypoints, I was able to quickly (despite the rapidly fading daylight) drive to within just 0.11 miles of the confluence point. Fortunately, I did not have to hike far in the twilight to reach the confluence point.

The ATV trails are apparently a recent addition to this area; previous visitors (in 2007 and 2008) did not mention them at all (although Jack Frickey in 2002 did mention some "quad tracks" nearby). Even in the desert, it's hard to escape evidence of human activity.

This is a typical "Southwestern US desert" confluence point, lying in sandy soil among thinly-spaced sagebrush.


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#1: The confluence point sits in sandy soil, among sagebrush
#2: View North
#3: View East (towards a rising full moon)
#4: View South
#5: View West. (The sun had just set behind those hills.)
#6: All zeros!
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