08-Jun-1999 -- We played hooky from work to visit 33N 111W
on a hot, sunny morning in June. We started east towards the confluence
from Phoenix, and after about two hours on real highways, reached
world-famous Tecolote Ranch Road.
The Tecolotes were apparently off somewhere trading in cattle
futures, and so we continued for five miles or so on their
road to within about half a mile of the confluence. The road
was a bumpy, rutted, one-lane affair, but we made it with no
problems in our wimpy 2WD Explorer. Mom's LTD might have
scraped its bottom in a few places.
Photo #1: This is a shot looking east towards the confluence
from the road, about a half mile away. The confluence is at
the top of the little hill that appears in the picture just to
the left of the yucca plant.
Photo #2: Here's a prickly pear cactus in bloom. There are
hundreds of these in the area surrounding the confluence.
Photo #3: This is the obligatory GPS photo, which also shows
an old wooden stake that we found in the ground right at the
confluence! It was apparently put there several years
earlier, most likely by Kevin Tecolote, Boy Surveyor.
Photo #4: A view looking northwest from the confluence,
including the obligatory saguaro cactus. The mountains on the
far horizon are the Superstition range, which lie about forty
miles from the confluence and about thirty miles east of the
city of Phoenix.
Photo #5: A nice example of a yucca plant, with backlit
08-Nov-2000 -- An aerial addendum: the confluence
is slightly below and to the left of the center of the photo. The
town of Kearny, Arizona appears at the top of the picture, about 7
miles to the northeast.