18-Nov-2001 -- I had just spent the night camped at one of my favorite hot springs south of Austin, Nevada in order to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower (which was a fabulous experience). Since 39N117W was not far away, I decided to visit it on Sunday even though it had been previously visited by two other parties.
39N117W is in the flat sagebrush covered central Nevada desert at about 5500 feet elevation and only a few meters from a good gravel road leading to Northumberton Mine. You can see Emma (my Explorer) on the nearby road in photo #2. When I walked over to the zero point, a small white marker flag was still there from a previous visitor. I confirmed its accurate placement as my GPSR gave an all zeros reading (see photo #4) not more than a foot from the marker. (The Garmin EPE reading was 38 feet at that time/location.) Photos #1 and #3 show views to the east and south respectively.