15-Jan-2001 -- After visiting the confluence at 39N 119W, I drove down U.S.
95 through a corner of the Walker River Indian reservation, past Walker
and through the small towns of Hawthorne, Luning, Mina, and Coaldale. I
headed west on U.S. highway 6 and went past the Columbus Salt Marsh, a vast
area of dry, light-colored mineral deposits on the surface. I turned south
state highway 773 and after about a mile was directly west of the
I walked a short distance on the open range and found the spot. Someone had
been there before and marked it with a cairn--maybe they'll post their story
sometime. It was about 5:45 and getting dark fast. It was below freezing
The pictures show the views to the north, east, south, and west. Another
is of the cairn in the foreground, looking north. It is a little hard to
appears as a low cone just to the right of the middle foreground. Highway
to the left. I still had a long drive to get to my hotel in California that
so I let the GPS average for a few minutes and then continued my trip.