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United States : Utah

2.9 miles (4.8 km) NW of Elberta, Utah, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1540 m (5052 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 68°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: Confluence Rock #3: GPS #4: N #5: E #6: S #7: W #8: Randall #9: Eric #10: There's a road 80 feet from the confluence, if you have a pickup...

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  40°N 112°W (visit #4)  

#1: The mountains over Utah lake, to the NE, from the confluence

(visited by Eric C. Lincoln and Randall Splinter)

28-Dec-2004 -- We call this visit "Home on the Range" -- the shooting range, that is... We passed astonishing amounts of spent ammunition all the way there and back, and heard regular shooting the whole time.

We were hoping to find a new route to this confluence, but our Honda didn't have high enough clearance for the required roads. But, for future visitors information, here's a route to within 80 feet of the confluence, if you've got a pickup.

Take highway 6 (usually from I-15) to the small town of Elberta (two businesses at the main intersection of 6 and 68, both defunct), and head north on 68. As soon as you cross the railroad tracks, there will be a dirt road on your left. On maps it is called "Elberta Slant Road", but the street sign says "14600 South". Turn left on that road, which will head North-West. Stay on that road until you reach a spot where a road heads to the North, followed immediately by power lines and a large cut marked as a gas pipeline. This is where you'll need a pickup. Head North on that road, until just after you pass 40N, and then turn left on a dirt road which comes within 80 feet of the confluence.

Alas, we couldn't take that road North, so we took a later turn to the right, which seems to have been the same one used by previous visitors. This road got us within about 1/4 mile. We then had a fairly easy hike (through the snow, uphill both ways, etc.), wandering across a ravine, hopping a fence (on the way out, we carefully crossed a sturdy fence -- on the way back, we found where the large quantities of hunters whose tracks were all over the area apparently cross that fence, and appear to have cut the barbed wire on more than one occasion, and we were able to simply step over...), and located the confluence. It has a nice view of the mountain ranges to the East, and Utah Lake to the North-East.


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#1: The mountains over Utah lake, to the NE, from the confluence
#2: Confluence Rock
#3: GPS
#4: N
#5: E
#6: S
#7: W
#8: Randall
#9: Eric
#10: There's a road 80 feet from the confluence, if you have a pickup...
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