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United States : Texas

5.4 miles (8.7 km) S of Allamoore, Hudspeth, TX, USA
Approx. altitude: 1300 m (4265 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 31°S 75°E

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#2: looking south from the confluence towards railroad tracks. #3: Looking west from the confluence #4: looking north, Bob Reneau confirming location #5: GPS at 31N 105W #6: Bob Babington by cairn

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  31°N 105°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking east from the confluence

(visited by Bob Reneau and Bob Babington)

25-Feb-2001 -- It’s been two weeks since our last confluence so we decide Sunday February 25th is the day to tackle 31N 105W, which is 120 miles southeast of El Paso, south of Interstate 10. We take exit 129 and go south 4.5 miles to the Southern Pacific railroad and Hotwells Crossing. Traveling southeast from Hotwells Crossing on the railroad right-of-way for about 1.5 miles, we arrive at our waypoint to start hiking.

Leaving the car we hike north, cross the railroad tracks, crawl over two barbed wire fences, and after about 1/3 mile locate the confluence. The terrain is typical Northern Chihuahuan Desert, with Creasotebush, mesquite, and an occasional cactus. The confluence is on level terrain that is sloping from the north to the south.

After taking the photos to share with fellow confluence seekers, we build a cairn from rocks we collect in the immediate area and leave a geocache for future visitors.

Bob Reneau


 All pictures
#1: Looking east from the confluence
#2: looking south from the confluence towards railroad tracks.
#3: Looking west from the confluence
#4: looking north, Bob Reneau confirming location
#5: GPS at 31N 105W
#6: Bob Babington by cairn
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  Notes
Take Exit 129 on I-10, and turn right (south) onto an unnamed road. Go 4.3 miles. Cross over railroad tracks and turn left onto an unnamed road that parallels the railroad tracks. Go 1.23 miles and stop. Walk 1590 feet due northeast to the confluence.