23-Jun-2019 -- Once again, this project has taken me to an interesting, beautiful place that I might not otherwise ever have experienced. In this case, it was western Utah's Deep Creek Valley (also called Ibapah Valley) - home to the Goshute Indian Reservation, and part of the route of the Pony Express, and the old Lincoln Highway.
This was the fourth visit to this Degree Confluence Point, but the first in almost 14 years. The previous visitors had all approached the point from the North, and had had difficulty reaching the point. So instead, I tried an approach from the South. Satellite imagery showed a dirt road leading to the point from the South. On maps, this road is named Skinner Springs Road. In reality, it is signposted as Lower Cemetery Road, and starts at [39.94879,-114.00002]. This road turned out to be ideal; it passes just 50 feet West of the point! And all but the last 1 mile of the road was drivable, leading to an easy 2-mile round-trip hike.
The point lies in a slightly marshy area (beginning just South of the point). One notable difference from the previous three visits is that several small trees have now grown up near the point.
Unfortunately this point is in an aerial no-fly zone (from the neighboring Dugway Proving Ground), so I wasn’t able to fly my drone to get an aerial view.