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United States : North Dakota

20.7 miles (33.3 km) SSW of Marmath (Slope), Bowman, ND, USA
Approx. altitude: 903 m (2962 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 76°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: North #3: East #5: West #6: GPS shot #7: Mud Flats #8: Oil Pump #9: Dan #10: Sam

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  46°N 104°W (visit #2)  

#1: General Area

(visited by Sam Gallucci and Dan Hilley)

26-Jul-2005 -- My friend Dan and I have been planning to visit Wyoming and Colorado during the summer for about 2 years. We finally got the chance end of July 2005. We were planning on visiting landmarks, the Wind River Reservation, geodashpoints and confluences. I looked at this confluence and found it wanting. The original visit was at night and the pics couldn't show what was out there. So it was a prime target.

We read the previous visit narrative as we drove down Camp Crook Road from Marmath, ND. We had stopped at the Marmath Cafe to eat an early lunch. Camp Crook Road was paved for a quite a while. We passed rolling hills and ranches with a sprinkling of oil wells. The dirt part of the road was well graded and the weather was cooperating/clearing up.

We reached the point were the map showed a road going out toward the confluence. We parked at 45.99540N 103.97071W. As stated in the original visit, there was no road to be seen. We stopped near a gate in the barbed wire fence. It seemed that a road used to be there but is now overgrown and eroded. The gate was at 45.99572N 103.97147W. There were no signs in regard to trespassing.

Once past the gate we walked through the grass and sage straight-line toward the confluence. We had passed a powerline, 4-5 barbed wire fences and followed the wash (wet) toward the confluence which lies a few feet from a wash. The area is relatively flat. A few hills were visible on the horizon.

Vegetation consisted of grasses, small cacti and sage brush. No signs of snakes except for holes. Rabbits and birds were the main visible animals.

We walked back as a straight-line as possible again trying to use the wash. We got back to the car and washed off since shorts shouldn't be used to walk this. We drove back to Marmath and hit a geodashpoint north of town.


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#1: General Area
#2: North
#3: East
#5: West
#6: GPS shot
#7: Mud Flats
#8: Oil Pump
#9: Dan
#10: Sam
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