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United States : Nevada

6.7 miles (10.8 km) WSW of Coaldale, Esmeralda, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1389 m (4557 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 62°E

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#2: View to the east #3: View to the south #4: View to the west #5: Confluence point cairn in foreground, looking north

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  38°N 118°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the north

(visited by Keith Gawlik)

15-Jan-2001 -- After visiting the confluence at 39N 119W, I drove down U.S. highway 95 through a corner of the Walker River Indian reservation, past Walker Lake, and through the small towns of Hawthorne, Luning, Mina, and Coaldale. I then headed west on U.S. highway 6 and went past the Columbus Salt Marsh, a vast area of dry, light-colored mineral deposits on the surface. I turned south on state highway 773 and after about a mile was directly west of the confluence. I walked a short distance on the open range and found the spot. Someone had been there before and marked it with a cairn--maybe they'll post their story sometime. It was about 5:45 and getting dark fast. It was below freezing and windy.

The pictures show the views to the north, east, south, and west. Another shot is of the cairn in the foreground, looking north. It is a little hard to see, and appears as a low cone just to the right of the middle foreground. Highway 773 is to the left. I still had a long drive to get to my hotel in California that night, so I let the GPS average for a few minutes and then continued my trip.


 All pictures
#1: View to the north
#2: View to the east
#3: View to the south
#4: View to the west
#5: Confluence point cairn in foreground, looking north
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