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United States : Arizona

6.6 miles (10.6 km) SW of Kearny, Pinal, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 1024 m (3359 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 69°E

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#2: A prickly pear cactus in bloom #3: GPS proof, plus a stake at the confluence #4: The view looking northwest, with a saguaro cactus #5: A yucca plant with backlit spiny leaves

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  33°N 111°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking east toward the confluence, which is to the left of the yucca plant

(visited by Russ Cooper and Carol Cooper)

08-Jun-1999 -- We played hooky from work to visit 33N 111W on a hot, sunny morning in June. We started east towards the confluence from Phoenix, and after about two hours on real highways, reached world-famous Tecolote Ranch Road.

The Tecolotes were apparently off somewhere trading in cattle futures, and so we continued for five miles or so on their road to within about half a mile of the confluence. The road was a bumpy, rutted, one-lane affair, but we made it with no problems in our wimpy 2WD Explorer. Mom's LTD might have scraped its bottom in a few places.

Photo #1: This is a shot looking east towards the confluence from the road, about a half mile away. The confluence is at the top of the little hill that appears in the picture just to the left of the yucca plant.

Photo #2: Here's a prickly pear cactus in bloom. There are hundreds of these in the area surrounding the confluence.

Photo #3: This is the obligatory GPS photo, which also shows an old wooden stake that we found in the ground right at the confluence! It was apparently put there several years earlier, most likely by Kevin Tecolote, Boy Surveyor.

Photo #4: A view looking northwest from the confluence, including the obligatory saguaro cactus. The mountains on the far horizon are the Superstition range, which lie about forty miles from the confluence and about thirty miles east of the city of Phoenix.

Photo #5: A nice example of a yucca plant, with backlit spiny leaves.

08-Nov-2000 -- An aerial addendum: the confluence is slightly below and to the left of the center of the photo. The town of Kearny, Arizona appears at the top of the picture, about 7 miles to the northeast.


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#1: Looking east toward the confluence, which is to the left of the yucca plant
#2: A prickly pear cactus in bloom
#3: GPS proof, plus a stake at the confluence
#4: The view looking northwest, with a saguaro cactus
#5: A yucca plant with backlit spiny leaves
#6: An aerial view taken on 08-Nov-2000
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