the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Nevada

14.0 miles (22.5 km) W of Winnemucca, Humboldt, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1471 m (4826 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 41°S 62°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Open desert to the north. #3: Open desert to the east. #4: My fanny pack marks the confluence spot. #5: All zeros.

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  41°N 118°W (visit #2)  

#1: And open desert to the south.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

09-Aug-2002 -- The confluence at 41N 118W lies just north of Jungo Road, a reasonable gravel road, 15 miles or so west of Winnemucca, NV. I have traveled this road once before on a geodashing hunt in the area. As is often the case the "road" we had planned to use to go north based on map study did not exist, but I did see the pole line mentioned in the previous report so we continued west and indeed found a track leading back northeast. At this point we connected the laptop into the navigation system so we could follow our progress accurately on the map. After about 2 miles we intersected the "road" we originally intended to take. We followed it as planned to a point about a mile southwest of the confluence. From there I walked across the open desert and rolling hills to the confluence.

The only things of note along the way were several deep steep gullies to be crossed; what seemed like an unusually large concentration of spider webs trying to entrap me as I walked between the sage brush plants; and the only living things being occasional grasshoppers dive bombing me as I encroached on their territory. Photo #4 shows my fanny pack at the confluence spot. Photos in all directions (photo #1: south, photo #2: north, and photo #3: east) show the monotony of the scenery... open desert and lots of sage brush. Since it was late in the day (about 6:00PM) the shadows were getting long and a picture to the west would have been directly into the sun. Being open desert, it was quite easy to get the GPSR to settle at all zeros and remain there. See photo #5. The Garmin EPE was 13 feet. I retraced my steps back to the truck and we headed back to Winnemucca for dinner.

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#1: And open desert to the south.
#2: Open desert to the north.
#3: Open desert to the east.
#4: My fanny pack marks the confluence spot.
#5: All zeros.
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