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United States : Arizona

1.5 miles (2.4 km) NW of Colorado City, Mohave, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 1539 m (5049 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 67°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (across the state line, into Hildale, Utah) #3: View East (towards highway 389, and Colorado City, Arizona) #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros!

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  37°N 113°W (visit #13)  

#1: The confluence point lies in this undeveloped field of scrubby desert vegetation

(visited by Ross Finlayson and Brian Warkentine)

12-Dec-2011 -- We were in northern Arizona to hike to "The Wave" - a renowned sandstone formation that is accessible only by permit. (Coincidentally, the [37,-112] confluence point is also nearby.) We were fortunate to have won the lottery for a permit to hike in that area. Unfortunately, however, this was in mid-December, a time of the year when there is also a 'climate lottery' to deal with. And this is a lottery that we lost - when we got to the road that leads to the trailhead for that area, it was snowing, with temperatures in the low 30s Fahrenheit. So we had to give up. We'll keep entering the lottery for permits, hoping to get picked again some other time.

As a consolation prize, however, while driving back to Las Vegas, we got to visit a much easier confluence point: [37,-113]. This confluence point lies just yards from a highway, on the Arizona-Utah state line in the 'twin towns' of Colorado City, AZ and Hildale, UT. Driving down a side road (next to a gas station), we were able to park well within the 100 meter limit for a successful confluence visit, and with a quick walk, I was able to get 'all zeros'. The confluence point lies in a field with scrubby, thinly-spaced vegetation, growing in reddish desert soil. Because it was still quite cold - around 40 degrees Fahrenheit - I was happy to get all of my photos quickly.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in this undeveloped field of scrubby desert vegetation
#2: View North (across the state line, into Hildale, Utah)
#3: View East (towards highway 389, and Colorado City, Arizona)
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)