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United States : Nevada

22.2 miles (35.8 km) NE of Nixon (Washoe), Pershing, NV, USA
Approx. altitude: 1390 m (4560 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 61°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the north #3: View to the west #4: View to the south #5: GPS showing all zeros #6: Nearby US General Land Office Survey marker

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  40°N 119°W (visit #2)  

#1: View to the east

(visited by Jack Frickey and Janice Kennedy)

31-Mar-2002 -- The confluence at 40N 119W is one of those places out in the middle of the Nevada desert that is miles and miles from nothing but miles and miles. We were there on a beautiful sunny spring day and saw no other vehicle or person including off road racers reported by the previous visitors a year ago. The confluence point lies about a third of a mile east of a decent (meaning 30 MPH is not out of the question) desert dirt road. The stroll across the flat sage covered desert from the truck to the zero point was easy (I made an extra trip for film for the camera). Curiously, about halfway between we noted two strands of coax cable running from no apparent location on our right to an equally obscure location on our left. Further investigation revealed breaks in both so they were clearly no longer serving any electrical purpose. The scenery as evident from the photos (#1 - #4) is typical desert wide open spaces. Photo #5 shows our GPS with all zeros. On our walk back to the truck, we investigated a stake sticking up a short distance southwest of the confluence (39 59.912N 119 00.012W) that turned out to be marking a US General Land Office Survey marker (see photo # 6).

 All pictures
#1: View to the east
#2: View to the north
#3: View to the west
#4: View to the south
#5: GPS showing all zeros
#6: Nearby US General Land Office Survey marker
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