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United States : Nevada

10.0 miles (16.1 km) NW of Gabbs, Nye, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1523 m (4996 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 62°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View looking west #3: Janice in the view looking north #4: Jack in the view looking south #5: GPS with all zeros #6: One of five radar installations enroute to the confluence

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  39°N 118°W (visit #3)  

#1: View looking east

(visited by Jack Frickey and Janice Kennedy)

14-Apr-2002 -- It was a beautiful windy, sunny spring day when we set off to 39N118W. This confluence lies about 10 miles north of Gabbs, NV, very near NV 361, one of Nevada’s many straight and direct roads, and since Jack had everything expertly set up on his GPS it was a piece of cake to find. All we had to do was park the car and walk about 500 feet up and down some rolling sage brush strewn hills to the confluence. The terrain was typical Nevada desert valley with mountain ranges to the East (photo #1) and West (photo #2). Photo #3 is Janice in the view looking north and Jack is in photo #4 with a view looking south. Photo #5 shows our GPS with all zeros.

On our way back north on NV 361 we decided to investigate one of five military type installations that were set a short way off the road (photo #6). The satellite dish type contraption turned out to be a portable radar station (probably for use by the nearby Fallon Naval Air Station, home of TOPGUN) and the telephone pole with the wire sticking up on top appeared to be a lightning rod. Interesting things one can find in the middle of the desert.

 All pictures
#1: View looking east
#2: View looking west
#3: Janice in the view looking north
#4: Jack in the view looking south
#5: GPS with all zeros
#6: One of five radar installations enroute to the confluence
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