11-Oct-2001 -- I finally had a chance to get back to one of my attempted confluences. About six months had passed since my attempt in March. Today my mode of transportation was by touring car, by mountain bike and by foot. As it turned out, I didn’t need the bike, but since I had it I took a little extra ride through the pinion pine forest.
Today was a beautiful day. The sky was overcast and the temperature was pleasant. The area was typical Great Basin land with broad valleys, some grass, much sage brush, pinion pine and juniper trees.
I parked within about 20 meters of the spot. Once there I built a small rock cairn and took some pictures. I saw three pickup trucks on the entire 30-mile round trip from Modena, Utah to Hamlin Valley and back.
I was intrigued by the sign near the DCP. It had been a “For Sale” sign, but had been painted over with the words “No Liberals.” I could see some type of structure farther up the road from this sign. Maybe someone would be there who could tell me if I qualified as a Liberal. But, then I thought to myself, “You know, people that search for confluences are seen by some as a little bit “goofy.” Perhaps being “goofy” is the same as being Liberal.” I decided that I didn’t want to find out if I was a Liberal.
It was a great day.