the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Wyoming

4.3 miles (6.9 km) S of Taylor, Lincoln, WY, USA
Approx. altitude: 2006 m (6581 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 69°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: GPS Location #6: Groundcover #7: Geocache at point #8: Gate at start of hike #9: Confluence Visitor!

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  42°N 111°W (visit #5)  

#1: View North

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

17-Jul-2018 -- We were coming from 42N 110W and turned west off Highway 30 onto E Main St and then south on 207 until a double track and unsigned gate on the west side of the road.

A 4WD or high clearance vehicle would have made for a much quicker visit but I was only 1600 meters away and would hike out to the point. I followed the double track most of the way there turning south across a small drainage when I was north of the point.

I did not find the cairn observed by Ross Finlayson in 2013 but I did find the geocache plastic canister that was now quite weathered and brittle plastic. I signed my name in the book.

To the north, I could see the town of Cokeville. To the east the view across the river valley was the Rock Creek Ridge and circular fields that were actively being watered. Rolling hills rose to the west. The groundcover was predominately sagebrush and creosote bushes and grass clusters.

I sent a SPOT message to declare success and my wife told me over the radio that she heard my air horn blast. It was much quicker descending down the hill and back to the car.

We were really looking forward to visiting the ID-UT-WY monument at the Triple Point but we only made it a short way up the road before we decided the spoiler on the front of the rental was not compatible with this otherwise good road.

Post processing of the GPS data (725 positions) reveals that my Trimble GPS receiver was 1.6 meters bearing 024 degrees from the actual confluence with a Horizontal Precision of 2.2 meters.

The total time from where I parked was just over an hour and 2.3 miles round trip. It was a climb with an elevation change of 360 feet from the gate.

The rest of our 3500 mile loop took us by confluences we had already visited. Until the next adventure then!

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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: GPS Location
#6: Groundcover
#7: Geocache at point
#8: Gate at start of hike
#9: Confluence Visitor!
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