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United States : North Dakota

4.0 miles (6.5 km) NW of Harmon (Morton), Oliver, ND, USA
Approx. altitude: 557 m (1827 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 47°S 79°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: GPS Display

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  47°N 101°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the West

(visited by Danny Strickland)

28-May-2002 -- I departed 47°N 100°W and headed west towards this confluence. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and scattered fluffy clouds. I was able to drive on gravel roads to within a mile of the spot where I left the road and drove over rolling hills to get as close as I could. I hate to write this, but I smelled something terrible as I topped a hill and it wasn't long before I saw what it was. There were about 6 dead cows stacked up like wood next to a rock pile. It was one of the most disgusting things I've ever experienced. I almost lost my lunch. I held my nose and continued on.

I was able to drive to about ¼ mile from the confluence where I got out and hiked across a muddy area below a dam and then up some hills to the spot. The view from there was awesome with the rolling hills all around and a picturesque lake to the west. I took my photos and walked back a different way so I wouldn't have to walk through the mud again. For some reason a bunch of cows started running towards me. I'm a city boy and I didn't know what they were going to do, so I picked up some big rocks and stood my ground. Lucky for them they veered off before they reached me. They might have ended up on that stack I passed by earlier. But seriously, I'm glad they decided not to mow me down.

I got back in the truck and headed back toward the main road, trying unsuccessfully to avoid the smell. The next stop, 46°N 101°W, was the last one on this trip and I was looking forward to wrapping things up.

Danny Strickland
www.artgaga.com


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