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United States : Utah

4.0 miles (6.5 km) SW of Kaysville, Davis, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1282 m (4205 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 41°S 68°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality: good

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

#2: View North #3: View East (towards I-15 and the Wasatch Range) #4: View South #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 closeup view to the East, towards I-15 and the Wasatch Range

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  41°N 112°W (visit #14)  

#1: The confluence point lies on the (dried-up) shoreline of Great Salt Lake.  (This is also a view to the West, towards Antelope Island.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

19-Jun-2022 -- Visiting this point was personally extremely satisfying. I had attempted to visit it one year earlier, but at that time temperatures were in the 90s F, and I got exhausted trudging through the thick, extremely long grass that lay in the way. Today, however, it was overcast, with temperatures only in the 70s, so I decided to make another attempt.

This time I parked in a different place: At the end of a gravel road (on the edge of a nature preserve) at [41.02896,-111.98823], 2.1 miles NNE of the point. I then walked southwards, towards the point, until I reached the edge of the long grass. I then continued along the edge of the long grass, searching for an opening that would let me avoid as much of the long grass as possible.

To my delight, I found such an opening: an old vehicle track - easy to hike along - at [41.01647,-111.98803]. This track ended at a swampy pond, that I needed to hike around. But the track resumed, on the other side of the pond, at [41.01302,-111.98938]. When the track ended, I had to plow through about a hundred yards of very long grass. But then I found another old vehicle track, at [41.00696,-111.99040]. This track was older than the previous one, because there was long grass growing in it. But the grass was much shorter and easier to walk through than the grass that surrounded it.

Eventually, the long grass ended at [41.00507,-111.99288], 0.5 miles northeast of the point. From here on, I had to walk over just regular-length grass, which turned into small patches of dry clay, and then much larger areas of dry clay, with just sparse small plants growing. The Degree Confluence Point lies in one of these areas of dry clay. My total round-trip hike was about 5.1 miles.

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


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies on the (dried-up) shoreline of Great Salt Lake. (This is also a view to the West, towards Antelope Island.)
#2: View North
#3: View East (towards I-15 and the Wasatch Range)
#4: View South
#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 closeup view to the East, towards I-15 and the Wasatch Range
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Notes
On the salt marshes of the Great Salt Lake's Farmington Bay. The terrain may be temporarily flooded.

On my map, the roads to the west of Kaysville are a little confusing. The basic landmark destination is the intersection of E 750 St S and Holmes Creek. The confluence is 1.78 miles (9384 feet) southwest (approximately) of this point. The actual heading is 227 degrees (true bearing).

Going south on SR 243/South Main St. in the center of Kaysville, bear right onto S 50 W (one block south of Center Street). Go 1.42 miles south until you come to Burton Lane (with I-15 directly to your right). Turn right onto S Burton Lane. Cross over or under I-15 and then a set of railroad tracks. Go 0.22 miles and cross another set of railroad tracks. Go 0.4 miles to the intersection with Sunset Drive. Turn left and go 0.3 miles; bear right onto an unnamed road! Go 1.14 miles on this road and intersect with E 750 St. S. Last road. Turn right and go 2.15 miles to Holmes Creek, your landmark destination as mentioned above.