22-Aug-2017 -- My confluence adventure continues from 43N 114W.
Today, I started in Twin Falls and headed east towards Burley where I turned southbound on Highway 27 to the town of Oakley then continued south on College Ave which eventually became Goose Creek Road.
I stopped just off the road at a double track leading into a field. I crossed Goose Creek on a narrow steel I-beam bridge that appears to have replaced the bridge Ross Finlayson crossed on his visit. I continued across a dry and freshly cut hay field. There was an irrigation ditch just before a small rise on to natural sage brush and then single barbed wire fence along my way to the confluence.
There were unobstructed views in all directions. I took my pictures and set up my Trimble GPS and sent a SPOT message. I was just north of the Nevada border in a very sparsely inhabited portion of Idaho!
Post processing of the GPS data (882 positions) reveals that my Trimble GPS receiver was 2.2 meters bearing 040 degrees from the actual confluence with a Horizontal Precision of 2.0 meters.
My round trip hike of 1.5 miles from where I stopped took just under an hour with 30 minutes spent at the confluence. During the entire time I was south of the town of Oakley until I returned, I did not pass or even see a single car or human. There was no cell phone coverage south of Oakley.
My confluence adventure continues at 43N 115W.