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.