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Mongolia : ÖmnögovÄ­

36.8 km (22.9 miles) NW of Lamaiin Hüryee, ÖmnögovÄ­, Mongolia
Approx. altitude: 1428 m (4684 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 77°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View looking east. #3: Southern view. #4: Looking westward. #5: Me standing at my spot. The original cairn can be seen to my right. #6: The proof. #7: Nick Whitehead, who gamely followed me in my quest and is now a convert to the cause.

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  44°N 103°E (visit #2)  

#1: View to the north.

(visited by Frederick Morris and Nick Whitehead)

14-Jul-2004 -- We had been visiting a dinosaur fossil site in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park and were returning to Khongoryn Els for the night when I realized we were surprisingly close to a confluence. Our driver gamely tried to get to it, but the van kept over-heating, and we had to stop frequently. Eventually, one of my companions and I walked the final 1/3 mile to the confluence only to find a small cairn that had been erected by another seeker.

My GPS showed a location about 4.5 feet east of the cairn, so I took my photos at that spot. The subtly rolling terrain is fine gravel and rock. I built another, smaller cairn and topped it off with a camel chip for good luck.

This confluence is approximately 7 miles east of a desert well where we helped water the herdsman’s goats and camels, and where we were finally able to fill the radiator of our ailing van.


 All pictures
#1: View to the north.
#2: View looking east.
#3: Southern view.
#4: Looking westward.
#5: Me standing at my spot. The original cairn can be seen to my right.
#6: The proof.
#7: Nick Whitehead, who gamely followed me in my quest and is now a convert to the cause.
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