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United States : California

22.0 miles (35.5 km) W of Westmorland, Imperial, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 301 m (987 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 64°E

Accuracy: 1.0 km (1093 yd)
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#2: The canyon I thought I had to go into

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  33°N 116°W (visit #8) (incomplete) 

#1: The boulder field between you and the mountains

(visited by Max Sadler)

29-Oct-2006 -- After reading the accounts of other visitors to this point and studying the photographs, I thought I had a good idea of where to find it. I happened to be camping with friends in Ocotillo nearby, so I decided to swing over and see if I could bag this point.

I went down the dirt road as far as I dared, since it was very soft, then pulled off at a more-stable patch of ground. I hiked across a mile of flat ground, my foot occasionally falling through a small hole or tunnel, until I came to a vast field of boulders. It was slow and exhausting.

By the time I got to the base of the mountains and the mouth of the canyon I thought I needed to go into, the temp had gotten into the 90s, I was tired, and I had no food and only a half-bottle of water, so I decided not to try it. I took a picture with my cell phone to remember what it looked like, so I could come back to it again.


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#1: The boulder field between you and the mountains
#2: The canyon I thought I had to go into
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