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United States : Nebraska

2.4 miles (3.9 km) E of Henry, Scotts Bluff, NE, USA
Approx. altitude: 1240 m (4068 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 76°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (towards a dirt road, 0.1 miles away) #3: View East #4: View South #5: Ground cover at the confluence point - most notably a large prairie dog burrow. #6: All zeros! #7: This train - laden with coal - passed by as I walked to the point

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  42°N 104°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point lies within a field, just next to this embankment (with railroad tracks).  (This is also a view to the West.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

11-May-2019 -- From Scottsbluff, Nebraska I drove 30 minutes each way to visit this easy point, which lies in a field (currently unfarmed), about 0.1 miles South of a dirt road. Much closer, however, is a set of railroad tracks running on top of an embankment - just to the southwest. As I walked towards the point, a long train passed by. Each car on the train seemed to be filled with coal. I suspect that the coal was coming from coal mines in neighboring Wyoming. (So much for the fight against global warming...)

There were several prairie dog burrows in the field, and in fact the Degree Confluence Point lies on top of (or very close to) a large burrow. (I’m not sure how long these burrows last; could this be the same one that Shawn Fleming photographed almost 13 years ago?) While at the point, I heard several prairie dogs in the distance letting out warning cries, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to photograph any of them.

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


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies within a field, just next to this embankment (with railroad tracks). (This is also a view to the West.)
#2: View North (towards a dirt road, 0.1 miles away)
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point - most notably a large prairie dog burrow.
#6: All zeros!
#7: This train - laden with coal - passed by as I walked to the point
ALL: All pictures on one page