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United States : Idaho

8.9 miles (14.3 km) WNW of Aberdeen, Bingham, ID, USA
Approx. altitude: 1453 m (4767 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 67°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: looking east #3: looking south #4: looking west #5: ground cover #6: GPS screen

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  43°N 113°W (visit #2)  

#1: looking north

(visited by David Mower)

13-Jul-2005 -- I visited this confluence on a very warm summer afternoon. I approached from the south at American Falls, Idaho. There is a dam there on the Snake River. The resulting lake is called American Falls Reservoir. I crossed the dam and drove north on Highway 39 which leads through the town of Aberdeen.

Just a bit farther north I found what my mapping software (DeLorme Street Atlas) called 1400 South Street and which turned out to have an alternate name, Strang Road. This is the exact same road used by the first visitors to the point. The season of the year was the major contrast between our two visits, theirs in winter and snow and mine in the heat of summer. There were endless fields of potatoes and grain being fed by giant center-pivot irrigation systems.

The land containing the confluence point has not been placed under crop production. It was a fairly easy walk through sage brush and knee-high grass. The grass and other plants were anxious to give up their seeds. My socks were filled with piercing seeds and my pant cuffs were filled to the point of over-flowing. I enjoyed seeing those ten magical zeroes, took the photos and continued on my journey. Thanks for getting me out!


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#1: looking north
#2: looking east
#3: looking south
#4: looking west
#5: ground cover
#6: GPS screen
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