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United States : Nevada

14.0 miles (22.5 km) W of Winnemucca, Humboldt, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1471 m (4826 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 62°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 near the top of a sagebrush-covered ridge #6: All GPS zeros!

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  41°N 118°W (visit #5)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

24-Aug-2017 -- After spending the night in Winnemucca, Nevada (while returning to the San Francisco Bay area after watching the solar eclipse at 44N 114W), I remembered that this point wasn’t far away. I noticed that it had not been visited since my previous visit to this point, in June 2006, so I decided to visit it once again (in part, to get better photos, and to get an aerial video of the spot).

Once again, I drove westward along Jungo Road, and continued as the road turned to dirt. Previous visitors (including I) had faced a round-trip hike of at least 2 miles to reach this point. However, by looking at recent satellite imagery, I figured that there was now a way to shorten the hike. I noticed that - at 40.97606°N 117.98484°W - there is now a narrow dirt road that heads northward, then turns westward, passing just 0.4 miles south of the point. This lead to a round-trip hike of only 0.8 miles.

Once again, the point lies near the top of a small, sagebrush-covered ridge. Unlike my previous visit (in late June), there were no ‘Mormon Crickets’ to be seen.

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


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies near the top of a sagebrush-covered ridge
#6: All GPS zeros!
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