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United States : Utah

20.4 miles (32.8 km) SW of Dugway, Tooele, UT, USA
Approx. altitude: 1357 m (4452 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 67°E

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#2: Looking east.  The Simpson Mountains are hidden behind the slight ridge. #3: South.  The Lairds to the right. #4: West.  Dugway Range. #5: North.  Camels Back Ridge #6: Tracks headed south.  Not what you like to see after a 4-mile hike.

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  40°N 113°W (visit #1)  

#1: Picture 1

(visited by R.O. Despain)

22-Feb-2001 -- This confluence is in the West Desert in Utah, east of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge and south of Dugway Proving Grounds. When I first plotted this confluence, I thought it would make a good side trip if I ever traveled the Pony Express Trail through Utah again. But I got there on impluse after an impulsive trip to Baker Hot Springs (N39 36.6305, W112 43.8202).

After camping overnight at the springs, I decided to take the Brush Wellman road through the Thomas range to visit the Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge. On the way home, I took an unnamed road off of the Pony Express road. The road runs north along the east side of the Dugway range to within four miles of the convergence.

I parked the truck a little after 1 p.m. MST and hiked to the convergence, arriving a little after 3 p.m. About a hundred yards south of the convergence, I found vehicle tracks running alongside Pismire Wash, so there is an easier way to get there. After establishing the exact location with my GPS, I took photos and left a geocache.


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#1: Picture 1
#2: Looking east. The Simpson Mountains are hidden behind the slight ridge.
#3: South. The Lairds to the right.
#4: West. Dugway Range.
#5: North. Camels Back Ridge
#6: Tracks headed south. Not what you like to see after a 4-mile hike.
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