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United States : Idaho

17.8 miles (28.6 km) SSW of Oakley, Cassia, ID, USA
Approx. altitude: 1537 m (5042 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 66°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: All zeros! #6: I had to use this makeshift 'bridge' to cross a creek, before walking across the marshy area beyond #7: A closer view of the scenic mesa to the North of the confluence point

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  42°N 114°W (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence point lies atop a sagebrush-covered ridge.  (This is also a view to the North.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

20-May-2013 -- After visiting [42,-115], I headed eastward (crossing the Salmon Dam) to US-93, then headed back south into Nevada (passing through the casino border town of Jackpot, Nevada). I then took the "California Trail Byway" - a wide, smooth gravel road that meanders eastward towards the north-eastern corner of Nevada. I passed briefly through the far north-western corner of Utah, before crossing into Idaho and reaching latitude 42 North.

From here, I had originally planned to take U.S. Forest Service Road 1601, which runs westward, passing just north of the Confluence Point. I found, however, that this road - which appears to begin at a private ranch - was gated closed. So instead, I backtracked a little and took a turnoff at [41.99751,-113.98830]. This was 0.5 miles east of the point.

From here, I used a makeshift wooden 'bridge' to cross a small creek, then waded through a large marshy area (for 0.2 miles), before reaching a sagebrush-covered ridge. I then crossed a barbed-wire fence, before hiking the remaining 0.3 miles to the scenic confluence point.


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#1: The confluence point lies atop a sagebrush-covered ridge. (This is also a view to the North.)
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: All zeros!
#6: I had to use this makeshift 'bridge' to cross a creek, before walking across the marshy area beyond
#7: A closer view of the scenic mesa to the North of the confluence point
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