15-Aug-2017 -- This was the first of two adjacent Degree Confluence Points that I visited while driving from Whitefish to Great Falls, Montana. After driving around the southern end of Glacier National Park, I passed through the town of Browning, and took US-89 south-eastward across the rolling plains of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. I then took a pair of gravel roads: Montana 219 to Montana 220. The previous visitors had approached the point from the north - walking across about a mile of farmland. I wanted to avoid as much private farmland as possible, so instead I decided to approach the point from the southwest - from Arod Lakes. These are small lakes - formed by damming small streams - that form a refuge for birds (and provide an opportunity for fishing). After turning onto Arod Lakes Road, I found myself beside the lakes, 1.3 miles from the point, at 47.99512°N 112.02821°W. I then hiked around the southern end of the lakes, across grassland scattered with small prickly pear cactus. The lakes were full of pelicans and ducks. The ducks would flee as I walked nearby, but the pelicans didn’t seem to care.
Just before reaching the point, I crossed a fence into farmland, then crossed a culvert across a small creek (lined with bullrush) to reach the point - which lies on a patch of farmland, surrounded on three sides (west, north, and east) by the creek.
Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.