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United States : California

23.0 miles (37.0 km) NNE of Essex, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 860 m (2821 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 65°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros!

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  35°N 115°W (visit #7)  

#1: The confluence point lies among thinly-spaced sagebrush (with occasional cactus)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

28-Mar-2011 -- I first visited this confluence more than 11 years ago, in December 1999 - before the end of 'selective availability'. While driving from Barstow to Laughlin, Nevada, I decided to make a short detour to revisit this confluence, to get 'all zeros', and to get better photos (because back in 1999 I used a cheap 'point-and-shoot' film camera).

Another difference from 1999 is that I now have a 4-wheel-drive vehicle, so I was able to drive close to the confluence point rather than ride a mountain bike. (Riding a mountain bike on sandy terrain like this is difficult.) Following Marshall Clow and Dave Kaplan's advice, I turned onto the dirt 'power line' road at [34.954972,-115.08475] and then onto a narrower dirt (really sand) road at [34.96725,-115.03083].

This is a typical southwestern U.S. desert confluence point, lying amid thinly spaced sagebrush (with occasional cactus).


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#1: The confluence point lies among thinly-spaced sagebrush (with occasional cactus)
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
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  Notes
In the Mojave National Preserve.