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United States : Montana

4.4 miles (7.1 km) SSE of Frazer (Valley), McCone, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 615 m (2017 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 74°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: View north #3: View east #4: View south #5: View west #6: GPS position

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  48°N 106°W (visit #2)  

#1: Low aspect shot of field from confluence zeropoint

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

18-Feb-2007 -- This was the sixth of seven confluences on a trip out to Portland to see my sister.

I turned east off of MT-24 onto a questionable dirt road with a sign saying it was Highway 528/River Road. This road had a light covering of snow that was wet on top but frozen below. After a few miles of cautious driving it turned to gravel. I continued east and was able to park 360 meters directly south of the point.

I set off across a frozen wheat field covered in snow. Zeroing out was fairly easy and I wish I had taken my Trimble with me on this short hike! I was just south of the Missouri River and a farm complex was visible to the north with yellow outbuildings and grain storage bins.

Picture #1 is a low aspect or rodent-cam view from the confluence looking north. Picture #2 looks north towards the Missouri river. Picture #3 looks east. Picture #4 looks south. Picture #5 looks west. Picture #6 shows my GPS position.

As I continued east, the road became paved 14.3 km east of the confluence and my speed picked up considerably. Total time off of US-2 at Glasgow until I was back eastbound on US-2 north of Macon was 1:45 and 118km.

Onward to 48-105!


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#1: Low aspect shot of field from confluence zeropoint
#2: View north
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: View west
#6: GPS position
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