06-Jul-2022 -- I’m on a mini-vacation in the remote, sparsely-populated north-eastern corner of California - revisiting some Degree Confluence Points that I last visited more than 9 years ago (and had not subsequently been visited by anyone else).
From the town of Susanville, I spent a long time driving north on highway US-395, and was reminded once again just how remote and rural this region of California is. If the U.S. state boundaries were to be redefined today, then this flat, arid region, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, would likely be made part of Nevada. At the small settlement of Ravendale, I left US-395 to take a series of rural (paved and gravel) roads, ending with Tuledad Road (a long gravel road), that runs eastward towards the point. At [41.02061,-120.02308], I turned onto a rough doubletrack road. This road ended at a locked gate at [41.01463,-120.01714], 1.3 miles from the point. I parked here and started hiking, through typical western U.S. arid sagebrush terrain.
Coincidentally, the point lies in a small dry creek bed. The Nevada state line is just ~10m to the East.
Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.