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United States : Colorado

3.9 miles (6.4 km) SE of Trinchera, Las Animas, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 1870 m (6135 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 37°S 76°E

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

#2: View to the north #3: View to the east #4: View to the south #5: View to the west #6: Ground cover (lots of prickly pear) #7: All zeroes #8: Triumph! #9: View east toward the car on my way back #10: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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  37°N 104°W (visit #6)  

#1: View NW toward the confluence in the foreground

(visited by Gavin Roy)

21-Jul-2020 -- I attempted this confluence in 2013 but was deterred by cows and I never zeroed out. Today I succeeded, and have now officially visited all 31 confluences in Colorado. After completing 37N 105W I drove east on dirt roads from Trinidad, leaving a droughty trail of airborne dust through the “town” of Trinchera, veered right (south) just before the railroad tracks, then continued southeastward along a one-track road and through a few open gates marked simply “No Hunting”. Does confluence hunting count?

I parked 700 feet due east of the confluence and departed from my Turo rental car at 12:24pm. The temperature was 85 degrees F. I zeroed out five minutes later and kissed the earth, the dust clinging to a fresh layer of chapstick on my lips. I raised my arms in triumph.

My quest to complete all 31 Colorado confluences began on April 4, 2013 when I was 24 and ended today, 2,666 days later (and likely many more miles) at the age of 32. What new confluence adventures await me in the future? I enjoy the challenge of “gotta catch ‘em all," so Nebraska? Czech Republic? Paraíba? Maybe an as of yet unvisited confluence in Manitoba or Maranhão? I love confluence hunting because it gets me out there, beyond where tourists and even backpackers go, giving me a deeper understanding of the extent of man and what truly lies on the surface of the Earth.

To be continued.


 All pictures
#1: View NW toward the confluence in the foreground
#2: View to the north
#3: View to the east
#4: View to the south
#5: View to the west
#6: Ground cover (lots of prickly pear)
#7: All zeroes
#8: Triumph!
#9: View east toward the car on my way back
#10: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
ALL: All pictures on one page