the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Oregon

18.3 miles (29.5 km) SSW of Wagontire (Harney), Lake, OR, USA
Approx. altitude: 1325 m (4347 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 43°S 60°E

Quality: good

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#2: Looking east #3: Looking north #4: Looking west #5: GPS

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  43°N 120°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking south (towards Alkali Lake)

(visited by Matt Goff)

18-Feb-2001 -- This is one of the most accessible confluence points I have been to. The only thing is that it is in the middle of nowhere. Wagontire is listed as the nearest town and when you drive through it - the sign lists the permanent population as 2.

At any rate, the confluence point is located near Alkali Lake, a seasonal body of water which generally dries up in the summer time. Highway 395 passes within .5 kilometers or so, but there are some dirt sort-of-roads that will take you even closer. The ground was still fairly wet in places and I was a little bit nervous about getting my pickup stuck, so I only drove as close as .25km before getting out to walk. I had no difficulty getting to the appropriate location and getting the pictures I wanted before heading back to my pickup and continuing my journey.

 All pictures
#1: Looking south (towards Alkali Lake)
#2: Looking east
#3: Looking north
#4: Looking west
#5: GPS
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