the Degree Confluence Project

United States : California

11.9 miles (19.1 km) E of Aberdeen, Inyo, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 2342 m (7683 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 37°S 62°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: looking north #3: looking east #4: looking south #5: looking west #6: gps reading #7: got way above the canyon too soon

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#1: Tree at confluence

(visited by Ronald Randall)

28-Oct-2005 -- First I want to thank Shawn; this was the first time in years I did a hike with Levi's and I'm sure glad I did, also long shirt, gloves, and eye protection makes a big difference. I don't think a saw would help, maybe a DR Brush Hog.

Christine and I hiked up the creek bed to the canyon entrance at the big old dead tree, N36°59.732-W117°59.254. Christine stayed here while I went up the canyon. She collected just over 3lbs. of really tasty pine nuts in this area.

About half way into the canyon (N36°59.916-W117°59.724) I found a popped balloon on the canyon floor with the ribbon still attached - where did that come from?

This hike was like a hard rock climb, the closer to the finish, the harder the moves, then the last few moves are the crux.

I tried avoiding one of the crux moves, the jungle, by going up high on the north side of the canyon. It worked but I did a lot more up and down on really loose stuff way above the canyon floor. On the way out I just pushed my way through and stayed mostly on the North edge of the canyon, which ended up being much better than my way in.

There must be a lot of gold back in there, veins of quartz all around up there. I guess it was even too hard for the miners to get back there.

I know if this was a Geo-Cache the difficulty rating would be off the chart, no driving to within 30feet of this one.

Pic 1 is where I got my best reading near the tree.

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#1: Tree at confluence
#2: looking north
#3: looking east
#4: looking south
#5: looking west
#6: gps reading
#7: got way above the canyon too soon
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