the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Nevada

8.8 miles (14.2 km) E of Yerington, Lyon, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1535 m (5036 ft)
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Antipode: 39°S 61°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: Looking South #3: Looking West #4: East #5: Zeros #6: Elevation

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  39°N 119°W (visit #9)  

#1: Looking North

(visited by Randy Hodges and Tony Ochoa)

11-Nov-2011 -- This was a major goal of our off-road expedition today. We were off-road more than six hours and only saw a half-dozen other parties in this seldom visited area of the Nevada High Desert.

Getting to this one was relatively easy. We were able to get to within 300 feet West of the confluence by following a fence-line road up to a pole-line road. The territory was rolling hills with relatively sparse sage-brush. The soil was sandy and there were no large rocks. The lack of rocks explains the lack of a cairn at the confluence.

The confluence itself was conveniently located on a roughly North-South running ridge line. There was a relatively sharp drop-off to the east and undulating ridges to the west.

We grabbed a cache which had been left near the confluence by a friend that passed away a few years ago. We had fond thoughts of you Jerry as we signed the log.

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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking South
#3: Looking West
#4: East
#5: Zeros
#6: Elevation
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