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United States : Utah

7.3 miles (11.7 km) SSE of Molen, Emery, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1781 m (5843 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 39°S 69°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: Ground cover at the confluence point #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m #8: View North, from 120m above the point #9: View East, from 120m above the point #10: View South, from 120m above the point #11: View West, from 120m above the point #12: A distinctive-looking lone tree, beside the dirt road, 1 mile south of the point

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  39°N 111°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies in a remote desert region.  (This is also a view to the North)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

18-May-2021 -- From Moab, Utah, I took Interstate 70 and then the (paved) Moore Cutoff Road (aka. road 803) to a dirt road at [38.93819,-111.06806]. Then, a short drive to the waypoint [38.93869,-111.06232] that Shawn Fleming noted: A 4WD dirt road, about 5 miles from the point. My plan was to drive northwards along this road as far as I could, and then mountain bike and/or hike the rest of the way. I was expecting to do a lot of mountain biking. To my surprise, however, I was able to drive (in my 4WD SUV) the whole way along this road, passing just 0.31 miles East of the point, at [38.99712,-110.99556]. I parked here, and hiked the rest of the way. This was an easy hike, across flat desert terrain, ending with a hike along a dried-up creek bed.

This is a stark but scenic location. A prominent rocky ridge lies just to the north. Unfortunately a rock cairn - covering a disintegrating geocache box - marks the point.

After visiting the point, I continued north-westward along the Moore Cutoff Road, stopping at a pullout at [38.94015,-111.11052], where there are Native American petroglyphs (of rattlesnakes), and dinosaur tracks. Be sure to stop here if you visit this point.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in a remote desert region. (This is also a view to the North)
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m
#8: View North, from 120m above the point
#9: View East, from 120m above the point
#10: View South, from 120m above the point
#11: View West, from 120m above the point
#12: A distinctive-looking lone tree, beside the dirt road, 1 mile south of the point
ALL: All pictures on one page