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United States : Montana

5.8 miles (9.3 km) SSE of Evaro, Missoula, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1529 m (5016 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 47°S 66°E

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#2: Are we sure it's here ? #3: Up ahead.

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  47°N 114°W (visit #1)  

#1: The Witching Stick Verification!

(visited by James Diefenderfer, Claudia Johnston and Steven Holloway)

28-Sep-1999 -- On Tuesday, Sept. 28 1999 at approximately 10am, Claudia Johnston (a Salty Sailor), Steven Holloway (my Cartography Advisor) and myself went in search of 47N 114W. This confluence lays just outside Missoula, Montana and after intense study of the topographical map, we discovered that it was actually just outside Claudia's wonderful mountain side home.

47N 114W was located almost centerline on Snow Bowl road and what a verification it was. We each brought our own GPS receiver, a professional Trimble from the Geography Department, a Garmin 12 used for hiking and a Magellan 300 that was given away for free just for test driving a Cadillac. Sure, you might think this was overkill but like most outdoor adventures, it always pays to have extra gear. The Trimble died as soon as we pulled up to the spot and the Garmin died while trying to get a good fix on the confluence. So the Cartographer professor and his student had to be rescued by the salty Sailor and her free Magellan.


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