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United States : Nevada

2.9 miles (4.7 km) W of Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village, Douglas, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1899 m (6230 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 60°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS as we floated in the lake #3: Troy, Russ, Barry #4: Russ, Barry & Bob #5: Looking south-east at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort #6: Looking north-west

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  39°N 120°W (visit #1)  

#1: Morning sun looking east at Dagget Pass

(visited by Russ Irwin, Troy Irwin, Bob Beuhler and Barry Beuhler)

17-Jun-2001 -- The confluence of 39N and 120W is probably one of the most easily recognized ones in the United States. The confluence forms the "Elbow" where California and Nevada meet, somwhere out on the waters of one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the world--Lake Tahoe. A cursory glance at any map shows this "Elbow".

Fathers Day, 2001 seemed like a nice day to locate this confluence. Our group consisted of me - Barry Buehler, my brother Bob and two of our friends Russ and Troy Irwin.

Troy was visiting from Minnesota. We set out from where I live, namely Snug Harbor, on Bob's Zodiac with GPS in hand. We headed southwest toward Zephyr Point then veered west toward Mt. Tallac. The confluence is in the southwest portion of Lake Tahoe and as you can see from our pics it affords spectacular views in all directions.


 All pictures
#1: Morning sun looking east at Dagget Pass
#2: GPS as we floated in the lake
#3: Troy, Russ, Barry
#4: Russ, Barry & Bob
#5: Looking south-east at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort
#6: Looking north-west
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the middle of Lake Tahoe, about 2 mi from the eastern shore.