30-Aug-2003 -- This would be a confluence filled Labor Day weekend. Nine successful attempts would be made making a large triangle across Nevada and partially into California with four confluences on each side. Proceeding east to 35n-115w, my plan was to proceed north to 38n-115w capturing four (
38n-115w), then due west to 38n-118w for three more (
38n-118w), then diagonally southeast capturing the remaining two (
36n-116w), leaving a single confluence in the center which, at 37n-116w, will likely never be visited. Total round-trip mileage ended up being 1240 miles.
Saturday started out relatively early - we had parked in the lot of a nearby casino with RV parking and figured that 36n-115w would be an easy confluence. We easily found the road leading there and drove past the Shell gas station mentioned by Joseph Kerski's visit and up past new houses on the right and then up a dirt road that circled counterclockwise around two huge mounds of rock where we parked. This was definitely a construction site (guess they don't work on Saturdays of three day weekends) that was only .13 miles from our objective. The whole family went for a rock scramble. Within a few minutes we had all converged on the spot - within a couple feet of the existing cairn. After taking the pictures we made it back to our RV.
Photo 1 looks west. Photo 2 looks north. Photo 3 looks south. Photo 4 looks southeast and shows where we parked the RV behind the rock piles. Photo 5 shows a triply redundant Garmin GPS solution for this point. The last file is a Garmin MapSource file with the GPS Track record of my visit. You will need to right click and save file and then open with MapSource to view.
Total round-trip distance from the main road was 1.71 miles and time was 46 minutes. We were off heading north to our next objective: 37n-115w.