20-Jun-2004 -- After reviewing the July 2003 incomplete visit and consulting a detailed map, we realized the 44N 109W confluence was actually located on Wyoming state lands that border Park County Road 4CP. We visited the confluence early on Sunday, June 20, 2004. The site is beautiful, and wildlife abounds. The confluence is an easy two mile hike from the nearest public road (Picture 7).
After arriving in Meeteetse, WY, we took Highway 290 SW for approximately six miles to Wood River Road (county road 4DT); we then traveled S for five miles to county road 4CP. We then traveled 1 mile further S on 4CP to a point where the road makes a hairpin curve; county road 4CP actually touches Wyoming State land at this point (Picture 7), and the public land runs SW to include the 44N 109W confluence point.
After leaving our vehicle, we hiked a relatively easy two miles the confluence. We did have to traverse some minor (up to 200 ft.) hills, and we crossed two small creeks. The confluence is located on the side of a steep, but medium-sized gully. Interestingly, the GPS indicated a confluence elevation only 100 ft. higher than nearby Meeteetse, WY.
The terrain is rolling and generally covered with grass and sagebrush; some gullies have medium-sized trees. The area abounds with wildlife, and we saw pronghorn, mule deer, and even an elk just 40 yards away. The Absaroka Mountains are an incredible backdrop for the site. Additional pictures can be found at http://www.johnmangus.com/confluence.
After visiting the site, I became concerned about whether the confluence was actually on state lands as indicated on my map. I contacted the Park County Assessor’s office and verified that the location is on state lands. Specifically, the site is located within SE¼ of NE¼, Section 32, T47N, R101W. Anyone with questions can contact the nice people at the Park County Assessor’s office (800-786-2844).
epe was 10m, and elevation was 6895 ft.