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United States : Montana

5.4 miles (8.7 km) SSW of Craig, Lewis and Clark, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1056 m (3464 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 47°S 68°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East (towards Beartooth Road) #4: View South #5: View West (towards the Missouri River - not visible in this photo) #6: All zeros! #7: A view of the Missouri River from its bank - just 200 feet from the confluence point #8: A view of the Missouri River from Beartooth Road - 460 feet from the confluence point, which is in the lower left of this photo

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  47°N 112°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point lies in flat grassland, just 200 feet from the bank of the Missouri River

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

11-Jun-2014 -- I'm surprised that this confluence point has not been visited more often, as it's close to a major freeway (I-15), very easy to reach, and also quite beautiful.

Driving south on I-15 between Great Falls and Helena, I took Craig Frontage Road, and followed it alongside the Missouri River to Beartooth Road, which started climbing up a hill, passing just 460 feet east of the confluence point. I parked at a small pullout beside the road, climbed over a barbed-wire fence (which conveniently had the top two strands of wire tied together), and walked down the gentle, grassy hillside to the confluence point, which lies in grassland, just 200 feet from the east bank of the Missouri River.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point. (Note: My quadcopter's usual camera system was unavailable for this video. A replacement camera - with much lower quality - was used instead.)


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#1: The confluence point lies in flat grassland, just 200 feet from the bank of the Missouri River
#2: View North
#3: View East (towards Beartooth Road)
#4: View South
#5: View West (towards the Missouri River - not visible in this photo)
#6: All zeros!
#7: A view of the Missouri River from its bank - just 200 feet from the confluence point
#8: A view of the Missouri River from Beartooth Road - 460 feet from the confluence point, which is in the lower left of this photo
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