the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Montana

4.4 miles (7.1 km) SSE of Frazer (Valley), McCone, MT, USA
Approx. altitude: 615 m (2017 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 48°S 74°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the east #3: View to the south #4: View to the south #5: GPS Display

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  48°N 106°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the north

(visited by Danny Strickland)

26-May-2002 -- I departed 48°N 107°W yesterday and drove back to Glasgow, Montana where I spent the night. I got up this morning and headed east toward this confluence. On the way, I drove along the north shore of Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana’s largest body of water and the 5th-largest man-made reservoir in the United States. The lake is about 134 miles (216 km) in length and has a maximum depth of 220 feet (67 meters) when full. There are over 1,600 miles (2,575 km) of shoreline and the water surface area is approximately 240,000 acres (970 km2). The reservoir was created from 1933 through 1937 by constructing a dam across the Missouri River.

I turned off State Road 24 onto River Road (a gravel road) and drove about 13 miles (21 km) to within 0.2 miles (320 meters) of the confluence. I walked across a plowed field to the spot and took the photos. This confluence was very easy to reach, but I’m not complaining. I’ve had my fair share of difficult ones so far this trip.

I walked back to the truck and proceeded to the next confluence on my plan, 48°N 105°W. This was my 14th successful visit out of 16 attempts in the last 7 days.

Danny Strickland

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#2: View to the east
#3: View to the south
#4: View to the south
#5: GPS Display
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