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United States : Utah

36.9 miles (59.4 km) WNW of Monticello, San Juan, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1845 m (6053 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 70°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: It's prettier when you're not trying to get around/over it. #3: 3D rendering of the map of my route #4: An interesting formation I noticed on my way back. #5: Vanity Shot (?)  If I look completely beat, it's only because I am.  Still half a mile to go. #6: This gives a good idea of what I was dealing with.  What was I thinking?

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  38°N 110°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: It's out there somewhere.  Be my guest.  : )

(visited by David Wallentine)

03-Sep-2001 -- Are Helicopters allowed?

I woke up Labor Day and thought that it seemed like a good day to attempt this confluence that has been on my mind since I heard about Confluence.org last April. I had my new laptop computer to aid in the navigation, so I set a route, stocked up on water, batteries, and gasoline, and off I went. 58 miles later I started hiking. I went up one sandstone formation, only to find a deep canyon on the other side. I chose to go around this one, and upon reaching the other side, I attempted to go around the formation that was there. My way was blocked by a cliff which I probably could have jumped down, but being alone, and not wanting to risk breaking an ankle or getting stuck on a ledge, I decided to seek another way around. By the time I got halfway around that formation, I had been hiking for two hours, and had only whittled the distance to the confluence by one mile. After some quick calculations, I sadly concluded that I would not be reaching this confluence today. Nevertheless, I did take some great pictures of the area, and I suspect that one of them shows the confluence.

I go to the area often, so perhaps I will get another chance to try again. Or maybe someone else will get it. If so, my hat is off to them.


 All pictures
#1: It's out there somewhere. Be my guest. : )
#2: It's prettier when you're not trying to get around/over it.
#3: 3D rendering of the map of my route
#4: An interesting formation I noticed on my way back.
#5: Vanity Shot (?) If I look completely beat, it's only because I am. Still half a mile to go.
#6: This gives a good idea of what I was dealing with. What was I thinking?
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)