14-Jun-2012 -- This is the seventh of eight planned confluences on our expedition along 38 and 39 north. Our adventure continues from 39N 110W successfully visited earlier in the day.
This confluence lies in the middle of a dead juniper bush in a heavily treed area on south facing hill. There is an intermittent stream bed about 25 meters to the south with good views and allows for fast travel east and west. North of the confluence is a colorful sandstone mesa rising some 600 feet above the stream bed.
Zeroing out the confluence did require a bit of a dance. Picture #7 shows the reference position used for data collection.
Picture #6 shows a TerraSync screen shot on the left captured at the confluence and the resulting Pathfinder Office post processed GPS data on the right. Picture #10 is a cylindrical panoramic QuickTime Virtual Reality movie taken at the confluence. You can interactively zoom in and out throughout the image when displayed.
This link can be used to show all of the BLM owned land south and west of A 2/10 Road and north of DS Road.
On our return, we were treated to some great colors at sunset while driving through the Colorado National Monument.
Our final confluence adventure on this trip would be at 39N 108W.