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United States : Montana

9.1 miles (14.6 km) SSW of Anaconda, Deer Lodge, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1985 m (6512 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 67°E

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#2: Looking East #3: Looking West #4: Looking South #5: GPS #6: Wood marker leaning North #7: North view from Continental Divide #8: South view from Continental Divide

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  46°N 113°W (visit #2)  

#1: Looking North

(visited by Bruno Nolte)

28-Aug-2002 -- On our annual summer vacation to visit relatives in nearby Anaconda, Montana, we decided to try and find a nearby confluence that had previously been photographed during the winter months. I located the approximate area the previous day as we drove into Anaconda. The next day we decided to find the exact location. We parked on the side of the road when the GPS indicated 46N. We crawled under a cattle fence, then we hiked about 500 meters due west over a small bluff and through a meadow. Topozone photos indicated the confluence was near the edge of the forest at the far end of the meadow. We easily located the location near the trees. There is a camp fire pit and a fallen wooden fence post possibly used as a marker nearby. We raised the post and pointed it north. (WATCH OUT FOR LOTS OF BLACK ANTS LIVING IN THE POST!). This confluence is located on the Pacific side of the Continental Divide. Further along the highway towards Anaconda we drove over the pass which divides the water as it drains from the continent of North America. To the north of the pass, all rivers combine into the Missouri River which eventually flows into the Mississippi River and then into the Gulf of Mexico! To the south of the pass, all rivers drain into the Pacific Ocean!


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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking East
#3: Looking West
#4: Looking South
#5: GPS
#6: Wood marker leaning North
#7: North view from Continental Divide
#8: South view from Continental Divide
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