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United States : Idaho

2.8 miles (4.5 km) SSW of Weston, Franklin, ID, USA
Approx. altitude: 1694 m (5557 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 68°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (along the hillside) #3: View East (up the hillside, towards the dirt road, just 260 feet away) #4: View South (along the hillside) #5: View West (down the steep hillside, towards the surrounding farmland) #6: All zeros! #7: Looking north along the dirt road that passes just 260 feet from the confluence point #8: Abandoned farm equipment, near the top of Bergeson Hill

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  42°N 112°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point lies on a steep, west-facing hillside of Bergeson Hill, with abundant wildflowers

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

12-Jun-2014 -- Driving south on I-15, south of Pocatello, Idaho, I exited the freeway at exit 17 to continue on Idaho route 36. After about 10 miles, this road continued through a picturesque canyon, lined with jagged, rocky peaks. (This scenic route would be worth taking even if you weren't visiting the confluence point.) Then, as I got closer to the confluence point, I reentered flat farmland, and took a series of dirt farm roads, leading closer to the point.

From looking at maps and satellite imagery beforehand, I knew that the confluence point lay on the western side of Bergeson Hill, which, at 5964 foot elevation, rises about 1500 feet above the surrounding (mostly flat) farmland. I knew that I needed to find a narrow dirt road that passed just east of the confluence point. I first tried to access this road from the northwest, with no luck. (I later discovered that the road does not really continue this way.) Eventually, I found the way to access the road - from the southeast, at [41.96391,-111.97916]. The road winds clockwise around the hill as it climbs, eventually crossing the state line into Idaho, and then passing just 260 feet east of the confluence point.

The confluence point lies down the steep west-facing hillside. The hillside was quite pretty at this time of the year, with abundant wildflowers growing.


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#1: The confluence point lies on a steep, west-facing hillside of Bergeson Hill, with abundant wildflowers
#2: View North (along the hillside)
#3: View East (up the hillside, towards the dirt road, just 260 feet away)
#4: View South (along the hillside)
#5: View West (down the steep hillside, towards the surrounding farmland)
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking north along the dirt road that passes just 260 feet from the confluence point
#8: Abandoned farm equipment, near the top of Bergeson Hill
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