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United States : Texas

10.2 miles (16.4 km) NW of Fort Stockton, Pecos, TX, USA
Approx. altitude: 884 m (2900 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 31°S 77°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East view #3: West view #4: Southeast view #5: GPS proof #6: Ground cover at the confluence #7: Locked gate on US 285. #8: Plant entrance that I used #9: Buildings at the Hoover plant

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  31°N 103°W (visit #4)  

#1: Overview to the north

(visited by Aaron B)

30-Jan-2011 -- Today, I was headed for Fort Stockton where I would be helping retrieve old records including plant diagrams and work orders at a natural gas plant near the town. Before meeting up with the rest of the team, I had time to visit this degree confluence point northwest of town.

The notes for this confluence point give directions for how to reach the point, but they did not work for me. I reached the dirt road at 30.960314 N, 103.00086 W as per the directions, but a locked gate prevented me from using it. After scouring other roads nearby, I found an open gate at the Hoover Gomez Plant (not the one I would be working at), which is on Gomez Rd. at 30.983735 N, 102.979403 W.

On this plant there are dirt roads that lead close to the confluence point. I parked my vehicle at 30.999083 N, 102.997988 W and walked the rest of the way through light desert vegetation. It was pleasantly warm and sunny, but not warm enough yet for the critters to be very active. It did not look like anyone else was around this Sunday afternoon.


 All pictures
#1: Overview to the north
#2: East view
#3: West view
#4: Southeast view
#5: GPS proof
#6: Ground cover at the confluence
#7: Locked gate on US 285.
#8: Plant entrance that I used
#9: Buildings at the Hoover plant
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Take Exit 257 on I-10, and turn left (north) onto US 285. Go 7.0 miles (going past the Ft. Stockton Oil and Gas Field on your right) to an unnamed road which crosses the highway. Turn right onto it, and go 2.74 miles north. Stop, and walk 290 feet due east to the confluence.