26-Sep-2021 -- I’m spending a few days on vacation in Moab, Utah. I had originally planned to spend the day attempting the very remote point [38,-110], but woke up too late for what I knew would require a very long day’s adventure. So instead, I decided to revisit this closer Degree Confluence Point that I had first visited more than 12 years ago, to get better photos and a ‘drone’s eye’ view.
I approached this point using the exact same route as before (and the same route used by the subsequent visitors Shawn Fleming and Joseph Kerski): I took Old Highway 50 to a gravel/dirt road (running North) at [38.94611,-110.02270], and then onto a narrow rough dirt road (running East) at [38.96930,-109.98148]. This road passes 1.62 miles south of the point, leading to a more than 3 mile round-trip hike. The hike was easy, with the only difficulty being traversing a couple of deep washes. (Last time, I rode my mountain bike, but found the soil too soft, and the washes too deep for convenient mountain biking. So this time, I just hiked.) As I noted last time, there is no shade at all here, so this hike would potentially be dangerous on a hot day. Today, however, the temperature was only about 80 F (mid 20s C).
Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.