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United States : Texas

10.2 miles (16.4 km) NW of Fort Stockton, Pecos, TX, USA
Approx. altitude: 884 m (2900 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 31°S 77°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking east from 31N 103W #3: Looking south from 31N 103W #4: Looking west from 31N 103W #5: The Gomez Natural Gas Plant from 31N 103W #6: My GPS at 31N 103W

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  31°N 103°W (visit #2)  

#1: Looking north from 31N 103W

(visited by Robert Fenske, Jr.)

05-Jan-2003 -- After spending the night in Fort Stockton, I set out in the morning for the confluence which was about 16 km away. Driving down TX 18 I quickly left Fort Stockton behind (it's not a big town) and shortly got to within 6 km of the point. Fortunately, a road called Gomez Road headed west from TX 18 almost directly toward the confluence. Driving down this road took me past the Gomez Natural Gas Plant and to about 2 1/4 km south of my target. Gomez Road turned south at this point and looked to be of no further help. Backtracking, I tried going down various gravel roads that went north, but each of these ended in a gate that I couldn't pass. I decided to try one more gravel road near the plant. This one proved to be better as it led me to within 1.6 km (i.e. about a mile) south. With no fence in the way it was a straightforward walk to the confluence. I took my usual north (#1), east (#2), south (#3), west (#4) pictures. As you can see, this area is flat, brush country. Picture #5 is of the Gomez Plant off in the distance.

Picture #6 is of my GPS receiver (it's a little hard to read). After walking back to my car it was off to try for the confluence directly north of this one: 32N 103W.


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#1: Looking north from 31N 103W
#2: Looking east from 31N 103W
#3: Looking south from 31N 103W
#4: Looking west from 31N 103W
#5: The Gomez Natural Gas Plant from 31N 103W
#6: My GPS at 31N 103W
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  Notes
Take Exit 257 on I-10, and turn left (north) onto US 285. Go 7.0 miles (going past the Ft. Stockton Oil and Gas Field on your right) to an unnamed road which crosses the highway. Turn right onto it, and go 2.74 miles north. Stop, and walk 290 feet due east to the confluence.