11-Nov-2002 -- Having already visited two confluences and two dashpoints on Sunday, it was dark when we approached the vicinity of 36N 116W. We used the same approach as Ross Finlayson reported for his visit in January of 2000. We turned north off of Old Spanish Trail highway on the gravel road that would take us within a half mile of the confluence. 36N became our campsite for the night. We could easily see the lights of Pahrump strung out across the dry lake bed to the southeast and the glow of Las Vegas over the horizon to the southwest. After a hot breakfast and repacking Emma (my Explorer), we made the easy walk west to the confluence on Monday morning. As I prepared to take the pictures to record the event, I discovered I had reached the end of the film in the camera and the new roll was back in Emma. Hence I made the additional round trip so I could get the necessary photos. You can see from the photos (#1 to the west, #2 to the north, and #3 to the south), this is your typical southwest desert environment...sand and sagebrush with a little cactus here and there. Photo #4 shows all zeros on the GPSr.