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United States : Wyoming

15.5 miles (25.0 km) N of Fort Steele, Carbon, WY, USA
Approx. altitude: 2024 m (6640 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 73°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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  42°N 107°W (visit #3)  

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(visited by Shawn Fleming)

16-Jul-2018 -- We exited off Interstate 80 at Sinclair and continued north on Seminoe Road until we stopped at a pull out 400 meters away from the confluence. I would hike the remaining distance from here. We were in the middle of a rain shower that looked like it would end soon and decided to wait in the car.

After about 15 minutes, the storm had passed and I continued through a barbed wire fence and west towards the point. The terrain rose slightly and then descended masking the view of our car as I continued westbound.

All zeroes were achieved on the east side of a small dry gulley. I sent a SPOT message and took my pictures. Mountains were visible to the north. To the west was a north-south powerline. Back to the east shows the storm that had just passed. The terrain was open with scrub bushes. I did not see the cairn observed by Joseph Kerski 13 years ago.

Post processing of the GPS data (437 positions) reveals that my Trimble GPS receiver was 1.4 meters bearing 342 degrees from the actual confluence with a Horizontal Precision of 1.9 meters.

The time from where we parked was 23 minutes and 0.5 miles round trip. From Interstate 80, the total round trip was an hour and a half and 40 miles including waiting for the storm to pass.

It would be a race against daylight to see if we could make 42N 108W before dark!


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