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United States : Wyoming

4.0 miles (6.5 km) S of Jelm, Albany, WY, USA
Approx. altitude: 2385 m (7824 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 41°S 74°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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

#2: View North #3: View South #4: View West #5: Ground cover at the confluence point - on a creek bank #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m #8: Looking North (up the Maggie Creek drainage) from 120m above the point #9: Looking East from 120m above the point #10: Looking South (down Maggie Creek, towards the Laramie River) from 120m above the point #11: Looking West from 120m above the point #12: The fence that marks the Wyoming-Colorado state line, about 0.2 miles from the confluence point.  (Wyoming is on the left; Colorado is on the right.)

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  41°N 106°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies on the bank of small creek (Maggie Creek - currently dry).  (This is also a view to the East.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

29-Jun-2019 -- After driving through Rocky Mountain National Park (and Granby, Colorado), I continued north towards Laramie, Wyoming - where I planned to stay the night. I visited this Degree Confluence Point en route.

Shortly after crossing into Wyoming, I turned South onto Wyoming Road 10, heading back towards the Colorado state line. Shortly after crossing back into Colorado - about 0.5 miles from the point - I turned left onto a rough doubletrack road. I ended up parking about 0.3 miles from the point.

As I began my hike, I was attacked by a horde of mosquitos, which continued to torment me all the way to the point and back. These mosquitos were as bad as any that I’d seen in visits to Degree Confluence Points above the Arctic Circle! This surprised me, as there were no mosquitos at all at [40,-106] - just one degree to the South, and just 1300 feet higher in elevation - that I’d visited two days earlier.

About 0.2 miles from the point, I crossed a barbed-wire fence that seems to mark the Colorado-Wyoming state line. The Degree Confluence point lies on the bank of a creek. (I took the North, East, South, West photos standing just above the bank.) This creek (named “Maggie Creek”) flows into the Laramie River, which flows into the North Platte River, which flows into the Platte River, which flows into the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi River.

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


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies on the bank of small creek (Maggie Creek - currently dry). (This is also a view to the East.)
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point - on a creek bank
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m
#8: Looking North (up the Maggie Creek drainage) from 120m above the point
#9: Looking East from 120m above the point
#10: Looking South (down Maggie Creek, towards the Laramie River) from 120m above the point
#11: Looking West from 120m above the point
#12: The fence that marks the Wyoming-Colorado state line, about 0.2 miles from the confluence point. (Wyoming is on the left; Colorado is on the right.)
ALL: All pictures on one page