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United States : Utah

1.7 miles (2.7 km) W of Hamlin Valley, Iron, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 2108 m (6915 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 66°E

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#2: West view #3: North view #4: East view #5: The GPS #6: Looking east into Hamlin Valley (my vehicle on the 114th meridian)

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#1: South view

(visited by Scott Surgent)

04-Aug-2009 -- I was on a hiking/exploration trip in Nevada and Utah when I realized I would be passing not too far from this confluence. The Utah road atlas showed some semi-developed roads seemingly right on the confluence, so on the spot, I decided to go seek this one out and log it.

From state route UT-56 at the junction with Modena Road, I went north on Modena Road (maintained dirt) through a canyon, emerging into broad Hamlin Valley, coming to a T-junction at about 14 miles from the paved highway. I went left (west), then north and west again, aiming for the old State Line Mining District buildings. The GPS slowly counted down to all zeroes for both lat and long as I drove. I ended up parking on the 114th meridian, hiking into the thick juniper and pine forest a few hundred feet to come upon the confluence. A large rock cairn marks the spot; my GPS showed all zeroes about 2 m north of this cairn.

The forest here is low (nothing over 20 ft/6 m high) but thick. My photos show just the immediate forest, nothing much else. The views from Hamlin Valley are quite nice, hemmed in by impressive mountain ranges topped by the Indian and White Rock Peaks (both exceeding 9,000 ft/~2,800 m in elevation).

The whole journey took about an hour and covered 35 miles round trip from the paved highway.


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#1: South view
#2: West view
#3: North view
#4: East view
#5: The GPS
#6: Looking east into Hamlin Valley (my vehicle on the 114th meridian)
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