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United States : Idaho

20.1 miles (32.4 km) WNW of Mackay, Custer, ID, USA
Approx. altitude: 2071 m (6794 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 66°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: Wildflowers growing near the confluence point #8: Wildflowers growing near the confluence point #9: A wildflower growing near the confluence point

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  44°N 114°W (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence point lies on a small, sparsely-vegetated ridge top

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

05-Jun-2014 -- This confluence point was a real treat. It's easy to hike to, as it's located atop a small sagebrush-covered ridge, just 1/4 mile south of Bartlett Point Road.

I drove to the area starting from the resort town of Ketchum. A scenic but steep mountain road - Trail Creek Road - took me over a summit (7800' elevation), and then down into a scenic valley, where the road got wider and smoother. (Notice how I used the word "scenic" twice in the previous sentence. I could have used it many times more to describe this area!) Bartlett Point Road branches eastward off Trail Creek Road, and - after just a few miles - takes you 1/4 mile north of the confluence point.

Although this is an alpine confluence point - located at 6700 feet elevation - it looks a lot like the lower-elevation desert confluence points that I had visited in Nevada a couple of days earlier. This tells me that this area gets little precipitation. Nonetheless, there were several wildflowers growing nearby.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


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#1: The confluence point lies on a small, sparsely-vegetated ridge top
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: Wildflowers growing near the confluence point
#8: Wildflowers growing near the confluence point
#9: A wildflower growing near the confluence point
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