the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Idaho

8.5 miles (13.7 km) ESE of Richfield, Lincoln, ID, USA
Approx. altitude: 1335 m (4379 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 43°S 66°E

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#2: Rock Pile #3: GPS #4: Me and Ce'Nedra at 43N 114W #5: Looking East

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  43°N 114°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking North

(visited by Matt Goff and Dick Goff)

06-Jan-2001 -- I convinced my dad that it might be fun to take a Saturday drive out in the desert to visit 43N 114W. We were visiting my grandma's for the weekend and I figured that the confluence point was probably only about an hour and a half drive away. As it turned out, it was closer to two hours driving, but that was mainly because of the last stretch of road. Just south of Shoshone, Idaho we took Idaho State Route 24 for about 18 miles until we got to Owinza Desert Road. From there we had about 12 miles to the place where the road was nearest to the confluence point. Snow covered the road, though it was clear that a number of vehicles had driven on it since the last snow fall. It was slow going but really boring as we did see a couple of herds of mule deer.

From where we stopped driving we had to hike about 0.9 miles to the southeast to reach the confluence point. A short distance from the pickup, we passed a large pile of rocks which someone had put up as a marker. As you can probably tell from the pictures, it would be easy to lose your sense of direction in this landscape, and so rocks were piled up in various places in order to provide some markers. The hike was pretty easy. The terrain was mostly flat with little ups and downs to get over the old lava flows. The confluence point was actually in a little depression, so I took the three scenic pictures from a nearby place that was slightly higher.

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#1: Looking North
#2: Rock Pile
#3: GPS
#4: Me and Ce'Nedra at 43N 114W
#5: Looking East
#6: Looking West
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