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.