11-Aug-2002 -- We visited this confluence quite by accident. We were on a long weekend of GPS activities (confluences and geodashing); and 37N115W was not on our itinerary. However, after leaving our previous visit at 38N115W, I missed a turn and was only 25 miles from this one before I discovered my mistake. Being that close, we got out the laptop and rearranged our itinerary.
The confluence at 37N 115W is only a mile or so west of US 93 some 50 miles north of Las Vegas. I was able to get a bit closer by driving on a very rocky access road to a pole line road just west of US 93. That left .8 mile to hike in noontime desert sun and heat. Jan, who was nursing a broken ankle, had to stay and bake in my Explorer while I did the deed.
My hike to the confluence was west across a broad north to south drainage with numerous washes and gullies. Route selection clearly determined the difficulty of the hike. I also noted quad tracks along my entire hike. The presence of several six foot high PVC stakes with quad tracks around them made me wonder if it was some sort of rally track or off road recreational activity. The environment around the confluence is what's becoming all too familiar on this trip--dirt and sagebrush in wide open desert spaces. This happens to be in the Pahranagat Wash. The pictures show pretty much the same thing in all directions. In photo #4 my fanny pack marks the confluence location. It was easy to get and hold all zeros on the GPSR (photo #5) in the open desert.