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United States : Utah

8.7 miles (14.0 km) E of Green River (Emery), Grand, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1382 m (4534 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 39°S 70°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality:

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#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

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  39°N 110°W (visit #6)  

#1: Looking North from the confluence point towards the Book Cliffs

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

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.


 All pictures
#1: Looking North from the confluence point towards the Book Cliffs
#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
ALL: All pictures on one page