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United States : Oregon

16.9 miles (27.2 km) W of Diamond, Harney, OR, USA
Approx. altitude: 1470 m (4822 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 61°E

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

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies on a rock-strewn hillside. Fortunately, these rocks appear to be natural; not a rock cairn #6: All zeros! #7: A closeup view of the rocky bluff to the southwest #8: Homestead #9: An unusual rock formation, seen en route to the point

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  43°N 119°W (visit #2)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

23-May-2016 -- I usually find that satellite imagery helps me with my visits to a Degree Confluence Point. This time, however, satellite imagery deceived me, because it appeared to show a mellow dirt road - named “Foster Flat-Harney Lake Road” - passing just 80 m from the point. Surely this point would be easy, despite not having been visited in almost 15 years?

The truth is that although there is a dirt road that passes just 80 m from the point, this road is far from mellow. In reality, it is a very rough 4WD doubletrack that is in places difficult to follow. Furthermore, it wasn’t obvious how to access the road from “Jack Mountain Road” (a more established - though still non-trivial - dirt road). My detailed “Oregon Road and Recreation Atlas” showed three possible access points. By trial and error, I found that the best (if not only) access point was at 42.97203°N 118.94834°W.

Nonetheless, the point is quite scenic. It overlooks a small stream, with a small rocky bluff to the southwest.


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies on a rock-strewn hillside. Fortunately, these rocks appear to be natural; not a rock cairn
#6: All zeros!
#7: A closeup view of the rocky bluff to the southwest
#8: Homestead
#9: An unusual rock formation, seen en route to the point
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