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United States : Montana

10.9 miles (17.5 km) SE of Maudlow, Gallatin, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1985 m (6512 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 69°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West (up the steep hillside) #6: All zeros!

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  46°N 111°W (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence point lies in a clearing on a steep, east-facing hillside

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

25-May-2013 -- I took a break from exploring Yellowstone National Park to visit Bozeman, Montana, and this interesting-looking degree confluence point just to the north. From Yellowstone's north entrance (Gardner, MT), I drove north to Livingston, then a few miles east on I-90. I then took US-89 north to the small town of Winsall, then took State Road 86 west to Flathead Pass Road (gravel). Flathead Pass Road started out smooth, but suddenly (at a cattle guard) turned very rough. Fortunately, with my 4WD SUV, I was able to negotiate this road (slowly), before turning right on a (much smoother) dirt road, about 2 miles from the confluence point. A series of dirt roads took me within 1/4 mile of the confluence point (so I was able to drive a little closer than the previous visitor - Mark Sheehan - in 2001). I then had to climb up a steep, east-facing hillside, to reach the confluence point, which lies in a clearing (which allowed me to get WAAS satellite reception, giving me an error of just 12 feet).

I found it interesting how similar my north-east-south-west photos looked to Mark Sheehan's, even though 12 years had elapsed since his visit.

Afterwards, I backtracked on Flathead Pass Road, then continued on State Road 86 south to Bozeman.


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#1: The confluence point lies in a clearing on a steep, east-facing hillside
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West (up the steep hillside)
#6: All zeros!
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