07-Jul-2014 -- This would be the second of seven confluences travelling west along 41N. We were coming from an unsuccessful attempt at 41N 105W.
We turned off Highway 230 here and went south on Highway 10 paralleling the Laramie River in a picturesque valley with small linear farms along the river. Thunderstorms were threatening in the general area and there was a very large fire to the northwest. We turned south onto County Road 103 here and stopped on the north side of a small drainage by a faint double track here.
We parked and I hiked up the northern edge of the dry wash over light scrub to the confluence. The confluence was located on the western edge of the wash that was about 3-4 meters deep and vertical walls in some places. I climbed down into the wash, there was no running water but obviously lots of moisture to support the lush grasses. I took a picture of the very large distinctive deciduous tree to the southwest.
On our way out, small minivan sized UPS and FedEx trucks passed us. I guess they don’t have enough deliveries out here to warrant the use of normal size delivery trucks!
TerraSync post processing of the GPS data reveals the actual confluence location was 3.2 meters east northeast of where I had found all zeroes with a horizontal precision of 2.0 meters.
Total round trip time off of Highway 230 was 1:15 and 32 km and the hike portion was 0:37 and 1.7 km.
Onward to 41N 107W!