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United States : Montana

11.0 miles (17.7 km) SSW of Brockton (Roosevelt), Richland, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 704 m (2309 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 75°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View northwest from confluence #3: View northeast from confluence #4: View southeast from confluence #5: View southwest from confluence #6: Twenty-four zeroes!!!!!!!!!! #7: GPS closeup #8: Parking along the road south of the confluence

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  48°N 105°W (visit #2)  

#1: View northeast from just above confluence zeropoint

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

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

As I continued east from 48-106, I noticed that I would pass very close to this confluence. I had not researched this confluence prior to turning down the nearest road. Surely, there was a reason that I did not put it on my list for this trip. I was able to make my way to within 500 meters of the point. I had to try. I continued downhill down a little animal trail between two northwest pointing fingers on a ridge that faced generally north. The ground was soft and muddy and I found the confluence in a ravine. It took quite awhile and a couple dozen pictures to capture my two receivers agreeing on a horizontal position.

Picture #1 looks north-north east just above the ravine where the confluence is located and well within the 100 meter circle. Picture #2 looks northwest parallel to the ridgelines. Picture #3 looks northeast and shows the rock from where picture #1 was taken. Picture #4 looks southeast and shows the terrain you will need to hike down to get to the confluence. Picture #5 looks southwest and shows the west side of the ravine. Picture #6 shows 24 zeroes! It took several minutes moving the GPS receivers ever so slightly to capture this shot. The Garmin was steady for a long time. The Trimble was updating in the thousandths of seconds continuously! Picture #7 is a closeup of the GPS screens. Picture #8 shows where I had parked along the road to the south by the double track leading towards the confluence.

It was a 31km and exactly 1 hour diversion off US-2 for this visit.

Another great confluence adventure! Time to head home!


 All pictures
#1: View northeast from just above confluence zeropoint
#2: View northwest from confluence
#3: View northeast from confluence
#4: View southeast from confluence
#5: View southwest from confluence
#6: Twenty-four zeroes!!!!!!!!!!
#7: GPS closeup
#8: Parking along the road south of the confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)