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United States : California

10.5 miles (16.9 km) ESE of Mojave, Kern, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 779 m (2555 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 62°E

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

#2: View to the west. #3: The nearby water pipeline. #4: All zeros.

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  35°N 118°W (visit #5)  

#1: View to the north.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

13-May-2002 -- My route from Reno to LA for a job interview took me down US 395 to CA 14 through Mojave. It is only a 10 mile detour on CA 58 from Mojave to the confluence 35N118W. A network of desert dirt roads could have taken me to within just a few meters of the confluence (hindsight). As it was I found one that got me within a quarter of a mile and chose to walk across the open desert to the confluence rather than drive around searching for just the right road to get closer. As is evident from photos #1 (to the north) and #2 (to the west), the landscape is typical southern California desert with pretty much the same scenery in whichever direction you choose to look. There is a water pipeline (photo #3) that runs about 20 meters south of the confluence (with its attendant service "road"). Photo #4 shows all zeros on my GPSR.


 All pictures
#1: View to the north.
#2: View to the west.
#3: The nearby water pipeline.
#4: All zeros.
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