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United States : Arizona

8.8 miles (14.2 km) NNW of Littlefield, Mohave, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 665 m (2181 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 66°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North view and the state-line fence #3: South view #4: West view #5: This is the "northeast" view. Viewing directly east meant viewing into the rising sun. #6: The GPS view #7: I used my hiking staff to mark the exact point. #8: Exiting along the dirt road, known as the Old Mormon Trail. In front are the southern peaks of the Beaver Dam Mountains.

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  37°N 114°W (visit #6)  

#1: General view of the confluence as seen from a small bluff about 30 meters to the west. The confluence lies in the sandy wash below, set apart from the tamarisk trees. In back is West Mountain Peak.

(visited by Scott Surgent and Scott Casterlin)

12-Oct-2013 -- My hiking pal Scott Casterlin and I were planning a weekend exploring the Arizona Strip, and since this confluence was on the way, we made plans to visit it. From Phoenix, we drove north on US-93 into Las Vegas, then Interstate-15 into Littlefield, Arizona, then north along old US-91. In the dark, it took us a little while to locate the small dirt road that gets close to the confluence. Once we found it, we rumbled southwest for a few miles, parking in a side-wash and camping under the stars with a half-moon for light.

The next morning, we started walking. From camp, the confluence was 1.7 miles in a straight line, but our path followed the wash beds so our actual distance was slightly longer. We reached the confluence after 40 minutes, the actual point located in the middle of the sandy stream bed, any hints of past visitors likely having been washed down stream. The Arizona-Utah stateline fence was just a few feet to the north. For those who care for such detail, the lowest point of elevation in Utah occurs here in the Beaver Dam Wash, where it enters into Arizona.

I took a few photographs, but the sun was low enough in the east to block views that direction. We also scampered up some bluffs for more images. The point at which Nevada, Utah and Arizona meet is 2.8 miles due west, but blocked by a mazework of bluffs, draws and small canyons. Without a map, we decided to not seek that point for this trip.

We returned to our vehicle and drove out, snapping a few more images. The day was sunny and very pleasant, and I was pleased to visit this remote point.


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#1: General view of the confluence as seen from a small bluff about 30 meters to the west. The confluence lies in the sandy wash below, set apart from the tamarisk trees. In back is West Mountain Peak.
#2: North view and the state-line fence
#3: South view
#4: West view
#5: This is the "northeast" view. Viewing directly east meant viewing into the rising sun.
#6: The GPS view
#7: I used my hiking staff to mark the exact point.
#8: Exiting along the dirt road, known as the Old Mormon Trail. In front are the southern peaks of the Beaver Dam Mountains.
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