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United States : Wyoming

16.4 miles (26.4 km) N of Superior, Sweetwater, WY, USA
Approx. altitude: 2327 m (7634 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 71°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: GPS View #6: The sagebrush I got stuck in. The confluence is 3 km away over that ridge. #7: The little yellow car. #8: Sand dunes at the beginning.  The confluence is 7 km away through the gap in the ridge.

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  42°N 109°W (visit #2)  

#1: North

(visited by Michael Hendricks)

16-Aug-2003 -- I recently sold my pickup truck after getting married, so I thought I'd try for the confluence point in our spare car, a little, yellow, 1990 Ford Festiva.

This confluence point had already been visited on 05-Jul-2001 so I thought I'd try a different approach. I parked about 7 km SW of the confluence point and hiked up through Johnson Gap and along the backside of Steamboat Ridge to the confluence. The first 3 km were through sand dunes. After the sand dunes, I found myself in an area full of big sagebrush. The sage was quite dense and about 2 m tall, so that slowed my travel a bit.

Once I got through Johnson Gap onto Steamboat Ridge, it was an easy hike along the top of the plateau at 2400 m elevation to within 1 km of the point. Then another easy walk down off the ridge to the point itself.

There were quite a few cattle grazing in the valleys to the east and west. Back up the ridge to the south of the point was a small stand of trees (rare in this area) which provided nice shade for a brief rest before returning.


 All pictures
#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: GPS View
#6: The sagebrush I got stuck in. The confluence is 3 km away over that ridge.
#7: The little yellow car.
#8: Sand dunes at the beginning. The confluence is 7 km away through the gap in the ridge.
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