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United States : California

7.3 miles (11.8 km) N of Barstow, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 840 m (2755 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 63°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: True North.  Lined up with a compass #3: East toward the Calico Mountains #4: The Southern view is exact. #5: My first confluence, what a thrill #6: Check out the accuracy on this one.

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  35°N 117°W (visit #5)  

#1: West of the confluence is Rainbow Basin

(visited by Cap Abercrombie)

11-Jun-2004 -- Since I live locally, I chose this confluence for my first one. I fired up the old Jeep and set out for a day of 4 wheel adventures and decided to bag this confluence on the way to other areas. Little did I know that this would be the biggest thrill of the day.

Locating the confluence was easy. I just drove out For Irwin Road North of Barstow to Rainbow Basin Road. I entered the coordinates for the confluence into my GPS units and started to chase the arrow. I turned onto the two rut road beneath the power line towers and went to the 4th tower where I parked the Jeep and walked the .2 mile to target.

It was quite a thrill to find the exact point where two such important location lines cross. I have been in this area many times and I never knew that this point was here.

I set my camera up on a tripod and lined it up with my compass. The cardinal direction photos are all true. Then I set the timer and took the photo of me at the confluence.


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#1: West of the confluence is Rainbow Basin
#2: True North. Lined up with a compass
#3: East toward the Calico Mountains
#4: The Southern view is exact.
#5: My first confluence, what a thrill
#6: Check out the accuracy on this one.
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