13-Mar-2000 -- My brother and I had intended to
drive down to the Grand Canyon over Spring Break, but I started feeling
sick on Sunday and did not figure that such a road trip would be a good
way to get better. On this Monday, though I was feeling a little worse
than on Sunday, I was not too bad, so we decided to go visit our Grandma
and stop by this degree confluence on the way.
It took us a little bit of driving on the roads across the river from
Grand View since the road signs and the maps we had did not seem to
agree all the time. In the end, we made it where we intended and walked
about .75 miles across desert pasturelands from where we parked to the
confluence point. The confluence point was at the edge of the slope
down into the bottomlands through which the Snake River makes its way.
To the South and Southwest, the Owyhee Mountains were visible, though in
pretty much every other direction there was not much to see except for
sage brush, dirt, and the occasional power lines.
Picture one is part of a panoramic view. To see the entire view,
click on the picture.