the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Wyoming

4.0 miles (6.5 km) S of Jelm, Albany, WY, USA
Approx. altitude: 2385 m (7824 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 41°S 74°E

Quality: good

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#2: View to the north #3: View to the east #4: View to the south #5: View to the west

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  41°N 106°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the southwest

(visited by Keith Gawlik)

18-Dec-1999 -- The confluence of 41N and 106W is on the edge of BLM land at the border of Colorado and Wyoming. The Medicine Bow National Forest is nearby to the west. To get to the intersection, I went up to Cheyenne from the Denver area and then drove west to Laramie on I80. At Laramie, I took state highway 230 to Woods Landing, and then a dirt road (10) to the border. It was really blowing. At times, I encountered ground blizzards on 230 that reduced visibility to a few feet in front of the car. The confluence point was about a mile from the road, and I walked 20 minutes to reach it.

The confluence was adjacent to a gully with a frozen stream at the bottom. A national forest map showed this to be Maggie Creek. The pictures show the views to the north, east, south, and west. Picture 1 is a more scenic view to the southwest with the sun about to break through the overcast sky. There were no structures in the vicinity of the confluence, but there were ranch buildings on road 10 about half a mile north of the border. It looked like the area was used for grazing in the summer. The vegetation was mostly sagebrush and grass. It was late afternoon and getting cold, so I started back to the car as soon as I shot a roll.

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#1: View to the southwest
#2: View to the north
#3: View to the east
#4: View to the south
#5: View to the west
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