22-Aug-2017 -- This visit continues from 42N 114W. During my planning, I saw two possible approaches. One from the east, and another from the north. My plan was to ride my RZR as close as I could for this visit approaching from the east followed by a short hike.
From the town of Bliss, I proceeded northbound on Clover Creek Road and pulled off at an unmarked pull out just to the west of the road. I unloaded my RZR and followed the dirt road slightly north then west towards the confluence. I did not see the double track to the north and parked just prior and made my way direct across the flat sagebrush landscape. There was a barbed wire fence about 200 meters south of the confluence.
I found all zeroes on a slightly downward and easterly facing slope covered in dry grass interspersed with some yellow flowering weeds that almost looked like small sun flowers. I took my pictures and captured GPS data for later processing and sent a SPOT message for those following along on my adventure.
On my hike back, I followed the double track that I had originally wanted to follow from my planning with Google Earth. I should have made a waypoint because it was just faded and grass covered right at the intersection. The rest of the way was clearly defined. Any high clearance vehicle could have followed the same routing fairly easily. An approach from either the north or west would require a fairly decent climb up to this confluence.
Post processing of the GPS data (746 positions) reveals that my Trimble GPS receiver was 3.0 meters bearing 334 degrees from the actual confluence with a Horizontal Precision of 1.8 meters.
From Clover Creek Road my 5.8 mile round trip took just under an hour and a half. Forty minutes of that was hiking 1.5 miles round trip. It would have been less than an hour total if I had found the turn to the north – then it would have been just a short 200 meter hike!
My confluence adventure continues at 42N 117W.