17-Jun-2001 -- The confluence of 39N and 120W is probably one of the most easily recognized ones in the United States. The confluence forms the "Elbow" where California and Nevada meet, somwhere out on the waters of one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the world--Lake Tahoe. A cursory glance at any map shows this "Elbow".
Fathers Day, 2001 seemed like a nice day to locate this confluence. Our group consisted of me - Barry Buehler, my brother Bob and two of our friends Russ and Troy Irwin.
Troy was visiting from Minnesota. We set out from where I live, namely Snug Harbor, on Bob's Zodiac with GPS in hand. We headed southwest toward Zephyr Point then veered west toward Mt. Tallac. The confluence is in the southwest portion of Lake Tahoe and as you can see from our pics it affords spectacular views in all directions.