08-Jul-2021 -- I had visited this point twice before, but my last visit was more than 11 years ago, so today - while driving from Bakersfield to Barstow - I decided to revisit it. It was a very hot day - 107F (42C) - so I was glad that, as before, there was a network of dirt roads that let me drive very close to the point, so I didn’t have to walk very far.
Fortunately, unlike my last visit, I didn’t see any markers or any other human artifacts at the point. Like so many Degree Confluence Points in the western US, there’s little here except thinly-spaced sagebrush. Nonetheless, this area - being close to Edwards Airforce Base - is steeped in history. If you’d been standing at this point on October 14th, 1947, you would have likely heard a sonic boom as Chuck Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier. Because this point lies within military airspace, I wasn’t able to send up my drone to get an aerial view. Instead, I recorded a video at ground level.
Here is a (ground-level) video of this confluence point.