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United States : North Dakota

2.7 miles (4.4 km) NNW of Prosper, Cass, ND, USA
Approx. altitude: 273 m (895 ft)
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Antipode: 47°S 83°E

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#2: Snowplow clearing the road where we parked #3: Looking North #4: Looking East #5: Looking South

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  47°N 97°W (visit #1)  

#1: Curt and Monique on the point

(visited by Curt Christiansen and Monique Christiansen)

22-Dec-2000 -- After visiting N48 W97 we crossed back over the Red River into North Dakota and headed south on I-29 for Fargo. Approaching Fargo we still had a couple of hours before we could pick up Monique's nephew from school so we decided to catch another point. We took exit 73 at Harwood, N.D.

Heading west we had to circle around some because many of the farm roads in this area are not maintained in the winter so they drift closed with snow. We finally located a road running north-south that took us to within .35 miles of the point.

The point is out in a field. There was very little snow cover so I figured the walk to this one would be relatively easy on the frozen ground, plus it had warmed up to -5F by this time of the day. There was a strong wind blowing out of the southwest so the walk to the point was not bad, the walk back was into the wind though so we had to cover up to avoid frostbite on our faces. The wind chill for the day was reported to be -20F to -30 F.

Being from Alaska and having spent two winters working in the North Slope oil fields I have the appropriate gear, as you may be able to see in the pictures. I have worked outside in this parka and boots at -50F (albeit not comfortably) so this day was a walk in the park, so to speak. Due to the cold we didn't want to over exert so we walked slowly and took breaks on the way out and back. It was quite cold so we hurriedly snapped the photos. Monique didn't want to wait 30 minutes in the car so she came along this time.

By the time we got back to the car I was sweating even with the cold temperatures. Another successful point bagged and the first time I reached two in one day (see 48N 97W).


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#1: Curt and Monique on the point
#2: Snowplow clearing the road where we parked
#3: Looking North
#4: Looking East
#5: Looking South
#6: Monique heading west back to the car
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