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United States : Nevada

6.7 miles (10.8 km) NNE of Preston, White Pine, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1831 m (6007 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 65°E

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

#2: View North #3: View East (across the adjacent farmland, towards the Egan Range) #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, just across the Egan Range to the East of the point

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  39°N 115°W (visit #7)  

#1: Yet again, desert sagebrush!

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

02-Jun-2014 -- After driving through the small town of Lund (dutifully adhering to its ridiculously low 25 mph speed limit), I turned northwards onto a series of dirt roads, following - in reverse - the waypoints that Shawn Fleming and Sam Gallucci's noted from their visit almost 10 years earlier: [38.9021,-115.0326], [38.9516,-115.0130], [39.0015,-115.0157]. Note: The final dirt road - starting about 1 mile west of the point - requires a fairly high-clearance vehicle, but the other roads could be driven with just a 2wd vehicle (which would leave you with a 2-mile round-trip hike). With my 4wd SUV, I was able to drive to within 100 meters of the confluence point.

Yet again (as is typical for Nevada), the confluence point lies within a sagebrush-covered patch of desert. However, less than 100 meters to the east, the desert has been cleared and converted to farmland. (The farm's boundary line was clearly laid out to follow the 115 degree west line of longitude.)

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.

Just to the east of the confluence point - across the Egan Range - lies Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, which is worth visiting if you're in the area. (You can't get there directly from the confluence point, however. Instead, you must first heard north to Ely, and then south on the Great Basin Highway.)


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#1: Yet again, desert sagebrush!
#2: View North
#3: View East (across the adjacent farmland, towards the Egan Range)
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, just across the Egan Range to the East of the point
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