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United States : Montana

7.7 miles (12.4 km) WSW of Brady (Pondera), Teton, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1135 m (3723 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 68°E

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

#2: A zoomed-in view to the East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies on a patch of farmland, surrounded on three sides by a creek.  (This is also a view to the East.) #6: All GPS zeros! #7: A piece of old farm equipment near the point #8: A dam on one of the Arod Lakes, 0.7 miles from the point #9: Pelicans on one of the Arod Lakes, about a mile from the point #10: Sign at the Arod Lakes, 1.3 miles from the point

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  48°N 112°W (visit #4)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

15-Aug-2017 -- This was the first of two adjacent Degree Confluence Points that I visited while driving from Whitefish to Great Falls, Montana. After driving around the southern end of Glacier National Park, I passed through the town of Browning, and took US-89 south-eastward across the rolling plains of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. I then took a pair of gravel roads: Montana 219 to Montana 220. The previous visitors had approached the point from the north - walking across about a mile of farmland. I wanted to avoid as much private farmland as possible, so instead I decided to approach the point from the southwest - from Arod Lakes. These are small lakes - formed by damming small streams - that form a refuge for birds (and provide an opportunity for fishing). After turning onto Arod Lakes Road, I found myself beside the lakes, 1.3 miles from the point, at 47.99512°N 112.02821°W. I then hiked around the southern end of the lakes, across grassland scattered with small prickly pear cactus. The lakes were full of pelicans and ducks. The ducks would flee as I walked nearby, but the pelicans didn’t seem to care.

Just before reaching the point, I crossed a fence into farmland, then crossed a culvert across a small creek (lined with bullrush) to reach the point - which lies on a patch of farmland, surrounded on three sides (west, north, and east) by the creek.

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


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: A zoomed-in view to the East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies on a patch of farmland, surrounded on three sides by a creek. (This is also a view to the East.)
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: A piece of old farm equipment near the point
#8: A dam on one of the Arod Lakes, 0.7 miles from the point
#9: Pelicans on one of the Arod Lakes, about a mile from the point
#10: Sign at the Arod Lakes, 1.3 miles from the point
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