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United States : Colorado

4.1 miles (6.6 km) ESE of Hoyt (Morgan), Adams, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 1443 m (4734 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 76°E

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

#2: View to the south. #3: View to the east. #4: View to the west. #5: Cacti and cow patties. #6: Obligatory GPS shot.

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  40°N 104°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the north.

(visited by Ben Manthey and Michelle Lyon)

24-Jun-2000 -- Michelle and I left home around noon and drove for about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the general area of the confluence. My atlas showed two small lakes preventing us from approaching from the west so we were going to try from the east. Unfortunately the road was fenced off about two miles away; however we did startle two pronghorn antelope. We then drove around to approach from the west. This also proved unsuccessful. The lady at the nearest farmhouse thought we were very strange but said it was her land and we could go on it. We passed through a latched gate and drove across a pasture populated by white cattle. They looked at us like we might be bringing them food. We then passed through a barbed wire gate. The path ended on the far side of the gate. We decided to walk the final quarter mile. The pasture was heavily covered with cow patties and cacti blooming with yellow flowers. The confluence turned out to be exactly under some power lines. The two lakes were nowhere to be found during this dry spring. As we were walking back to my truck a pickup approached on the other side of the fence, the lady had obviously called her husband. He didn't stop so we climbed into my truck and drove home.


 All pictures
#1: View to the north.
#2: View to the south.
#3: View to the east.
#4: View to the west.
#5: Cacti and cow patties.
#6: Obligatory GPS shot.
#7: MPEG movie of the confluence (221K)
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