the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Nebraska

2.4 miles (3.9 km) E of Henry, Scotts Bluff, NE, USA
Approx. altitude: 1240 m (4068 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 76°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View west #3: View north #4: View east #5: Rodent Home at the confluence #6: GPS position

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  42°N 104°W (visit #3)  

#1: View south

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

22-Jul-2006 -- This confluence is due east of the town of Henry, NE. We turned east onto Hwy 79A where the paved surface quickly became dirt. I continued down this road and noticed that it was lined with weeds that looked just like miniature sunflowers. I passed under some railroad tracks that were a home to many birds and then past a treed area where I saw the old refrigerators described by Joseph Kerski. Shortly beyond this unsightly dumping area, I was able to stop 180 meters north of the point.

It was an easy hike through low shrub grass and weeds to the confluence. Some type of rodent had made his or her home where my GPS located the zeropoint. Just to the south was the set of railroad tracks I had passed under before I had stopped and a train was on its way! To the north was a large irrigation sprinkler and a bit further east, farmers were making large hay rolls.

Picture #1 looks south. Picture #2 looks west. Picture #3 looks north. Picture #4 looks east. Picture #5 shows the rodent hole. Picture #6 shows my GPS position.

This was my second confluence in Nebraska. Total time from the town of Henry and US-26 was less than 30 minutes including some time for lunch!

 All pictures
#1: View south
#2: View west
#3: View north
#4: View east
#5: Rodent Home at the confluence
#6: GPS position
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