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United States : South Dakota

1.8 miles (2.9 km) W of Wentworth, Lake, SD, USA
Approx. altitude: 515 m (1689 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 83°E

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#2: Self-portrait at the very spot! #3: At the confluence, looking North. #4: Looking East. #5: Looking South.

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  44°N 97°W  

#1: The confluence, near the second fencepost to the left.

(visited by Bruce Wilson)

09-Sep-2000 -- The confluence is shown to be in a slough on the topo map, but in fact it is just off the BNSF railway (used mostly during the grain harvest season) about 0.2 miles from a dirt road. The slough is about 200 feet from the confluence. This was a very easy confluence to find, and it is my first one. I used the GPS to circumnavigate the area (there are dirt roads every mile in this part of South Dakota, so you can drive within a half mile of anywhere) and choose the best (shortest) approach. I parked near a railway crossing and walked 0.2 miles right up the track. The confluence is at the edge of the right-of-way, very near a fencepost (in fact, after about 5 minutes the GPS reading for the confluence moved from one side of the fence to the other). I took some shots in the tall grass then headed off to try 43N 97W.


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#1: The confluence, near the second fencepost to the left.
#2: Self-portrait at the very spot!
#3: At the confluence, looking North.
#4: Looking East.
#5: Looking South.
#6: Looking West.
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