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United States : Utah

15.1 miles (24.3 km) NNW of Low (Tooele), Box Elder, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1438 m (4717 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 67°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Use Exit 62 from I-80 #3: Confluence marker #4: Track log from GPS #5: GPS with 10 sats and WAAS corrections #6: 360 degree view from ridge overlooking the confluence

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  41°N 113°W (visit #3)  

#1: Confluence view to the south

(visited by Terje Mathisen)

27-Apr-2003 -- Sunday morning in Utah: All stores are closed, don't want to go snowboarding, but there's a confluence west of Salt Lake City that I haven't visited before.

I first drove about 60 miles due west on I-80, then left the highway at junction 62, and followed a good (paved) road north for about 5+ miles, before taking a dirt road the rest of the way.

As I got close to the area, I watched the GPS counting down the distance to the point, when the numbers increased again, I turned around and parked the car.

At this point it was less than a km to the confluence point, so I put my camera in the front pocket of my jacket, turned on the compass function in the GPS, and started off, following the needle.

As I got close, I had to cross a small ridge, and I can see that the point is located on a little flat area. About 3-4 m before I get all the desired zeroes on my GPS, I walk by the cairn left by a previous visitor.

Today I had perfect conditions, including WAAS differential correction on 9 out of 10 satellites, so I feel confident that the cairn is indeed a few meters away from the exact spot. I did not bother moving it though!


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#1: Confluence view to the south
#2: Use Exit 62 from I-80
#3: Confluence marker
#4: Track log from GPS
#5: GPS with 10 sats and WAAS corrections
#6: 360 degree view from ridge overlooking the confluence
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