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United States : South Dakota

9.2 miles (14.8 km) SE of Midland (Haakon), Jones, SD, USA
Approx. altitude: 652 m (2139 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 79°E

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#2: GPS Reading At the Site. #3: At the Site Looking SW up the draw. #4: At the Site Looking NW #5: Roger Kehm At The Site. #6: Larry Simonson At The Site.

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  44°N 101°W  

#1: 44N-101W Looking NE

(visited by Roger Kehm and Larry Simonson)

14-Oct-2001 -- After some amount of driving in the area and analyzing options we were able to get the vehicle about 1 mile east of 44N-101W (9.4 miles NW of Okaton, Jones County, South Dakota.) We left the gravel road, drove a short way on dirt and then were able to follow implement tracks though hay and grazing land till we had to start walking. We left the vehicle at 10:30 AM for the 1 mile westerly walk to the site. The sky was clear with brisk W winds at 20-30 MPH. Temperature was about 45 F. The walk in and out took about 20 minutes each way.

The land was gently rolling grazing land with several small draws and dry stream beds that fed numerous stock dams in the area. We walked past or around 2 stock dams to the site. There was a concern as we approached the site that it might be in the water. Luckily, we got "zero-zero" just up the NE-SW draw from the water.

We had 2 GPS's and they agreed to within 5-10 feet of each other. We spent about 20 minutes at the site taking pictures. No cattle were present but a few hardy wild flowers were still in bloom.

It was a pleasant walk and the Native American tradition, the presence of sage along the way was symbolic of success.


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#1: 44N-101W Looking NE
#2: GPS Reading At the Site.
#3: At the Site Looking SW up the draw.
#4: At the Site Looking NW
#5: Roger Kehm At The Site.
#6: Larry Simonson At The Site.
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