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United States : New Mexico

17.8 miles (28.6 km) E of Mesita (Cibola), Bernalillo, NM, USA
Approx. altitude: 1670 m (5478 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 73°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East (with part of I-40 visible at the top left) #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies in sparsely-vegetated grassland, among gently rolling hills #6: All zeros! #7: Nearby "Petroglyph National Monument", on the western edge of Albuquerque

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  35°N 107°W (visit #6)  

#1: View North (towards I-40, beyond this hill)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

04-Oct-2015 -- During my brief stay in Albuquerque, I had originally planned to spend the afternoon mountain biking in the Sandia Mountains, but the weather there was bad, so instead I decided to attempt to hike to this Degree Confluence Point.

My approach was the same as that taken by Shawn Fleming 4 years ago: I took I-40 to exit 140, then drove about 3.5 miles along the north frontage road until reaching the freeway underpass at 35.01888°N 107.00335°W - 1.3 miles from the point - where I parked and started hiking through grassland towards the point.

The terrain started out flat, but turned into rolling hills as I approached the point. The soil was sandy, with grass (often growing in patches), and the occasional cactus. The confluence point lies near the top of a ridge.

On my way back to Albuquerque I stopped and hiked at “Petroglyph National Monument” - on the western edge of the city. This involved a 2.2 mile hike, giving me almost 5 miles of hiking for the day.


 All pictures
#1: View North (towards I-40, beyond this hill)
#2: View East (with part of I-40 visible at the top left)
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies in sparsely-vegetated grassland, among gently rolling hills
#6: All zeros!
#7: Nearby "Petroglyph National Monument", on the western edge of Albuquerque
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  Notes
In the Laguna Indian Reservation.