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United States : Utah

16.3 miles (26.2 km) WSW of Clear Lake, Millard, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1495 m (4904 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 67°E

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

#2: View East (towards the Cricket Mountains) #3: View South #4: View West (towards Sevier (Dry) Lake) #5: The confluence point lies in desert terrain near the eastern shore of Sevier (Dry) Lake.  A piece of broken electronic equipment marks the point. #6: All GPS zeros! #7: A closeup look at the piece of electronic equipment that I found at the point

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  39°N 113°W (visit #4)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

28-Aug-2016 -- While driving from Moab, Utah back towards my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, I stopped by this remote Degree Confluence Point that had not had a recorded visit (on this site) for more than 11 years. After passing through the small town of Delta, and the even smaller town of Deseret, my GPS receiver’s navigation software directed me onto a series of increasingly rough gravel and dirt roads; the last of which ran north-to-south along the eastern edge of Sevier (Dry) Lake. This road passed just 0.42 miles east of the point, leaving an easy hike across the desert.

The point lies in thinly-vegetated desert terrain, next to a small wash. Part of the rock cairn (grumble) - found by David Mower at his visit (the first recorded visit) back in May 2001 - is still visible. But even stranger: Right at the point there was a broken plastic box containing electronic equipment. At first I thought that it might have been left there by Shawn Fleming - the last recorded visitor to this point, in August 2005 - but he told me that it wasn’t his. He did, however, identify the equipment as a ‘geosonde’ - carried by weather balloons. It is too much of a coincidence for this to have landed by itself right on the point, so it must have been placed there by someone. Sure enough, this point is also a ‘geocache’ that has had several visitors in recent years. (I didn’t see a ‘geocache’ box, however, but I usually don’t make an effort to look for them.)

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


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East (towards the Cricket Mountains)
#3: View South
#4: View West (towards Sevier (Dry) Lake)
#5: The confluence point lies in desert terrain near the eastern shore of Sevier (Dry) Lake. A piece of broken electronic equipment marks the point.
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: A closeup look at the piece of electronic equipment that I found at the point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)