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United States : California

23.0 miles (37.0 km) NNE of Essex, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 860 m (2821 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 65°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Another view from the confluence point, in the late afternoon sun. #3: Another view from the confluence point. #4: My GPS receiver's display at the confluence point. #5: The start of the dirt road near Goffs, 6.5 miles from the
confluence.

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  35°N 115°W (visit #1)  

#1: A view from the confluence point

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

29-Dec-1999 -- This beautiful confluence is located in the middle of California's Mojave Desert, 6 miles from the tiny (just one building: a general store!) settlement of Goffs, on historic "Route 66".

Near Goffs, at [34.92945,-115.07203], a sandy 4WD road runs almost directly to the confluence: 6.5 miles each way. Because my car's not 4WD, I parked at this point (see photo #5 below) and decided to ride my mountain bike towards the confluence. Although the road - and all of the nearby terrain - is flat, the sandy conditions made riding difficult.

I reached the confluence in the late afternoon, 1/2 hour before sunset. The low sun led to some excellent photos. The sun had just set when I returned to my car.


 All pictures
#1: A view from the confluence point
#2: Another view from the confluence point, in the late afternoon sun.
#3: Another view from the confluence point.
#4: My GPS receiver's display at the confluence point.
#5: The start of the dirt road near Goffs, 6.5 miles from the confluence.
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  Notes
In the Mojave National Preserve.