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United States : Colorado

12.0 miles (19.3 km) WSW of Rangely, Rio Blanco, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 1709 m (5606 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 71°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: looking east #3: looking south #4: looking west #5: GPS on the rock cairn I built #6: the confluence hunter himself #7: sunset from Rangely, Colorado

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  40°N 109°W (visit #2)  

#1: looking north

(visited by David Mower)

01-Nov-2001 -- I visited this DCP on a beautiful fall afternoon after working in Duchesne, UT. I saw deer and antelope along the way. The flora is typical of the high mountain desert found in northern Arizona, eastern Utah, southwest Wyoming and southeast Idaho, with one exceptional difference. This is oil-producing country. There are pumping wells and storage facilities in great abundance. Much of the local economy is based on the well servicing industry.

The closest town is Rangely, CO, a beautiful small town near the White River. The DCP was found after driving west along the river and then a bit south. Arriving at the point involved a bit of a climb up a steep hill, but there were many deer trails to follow, so the ascent was not difficult.

I returned to Rangely after visiting the point. The town provides a hospital, public schools and a community college. I saw a beautiful sunset while there.

It was a great day!


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#1: looking north
#2: looking east
#3: looking south
#4: looking west
#5: GPS on the rock cairn I built
#6: the confluence hunter himself
#7: sunset from Rangely, Colorado
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