the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Oregon

6.9 miles (11.2 km) WNW of Oxbow, Baker, OR, USA
Approx. altitude: 1582 m (5190 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 45°S 63°E

Quality: good

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#2: View to the Southeast #3: View to the Northeast #4: View to the Northwest #5: GPS

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#1: View to the Southwest

(visited by Matt Goff)

15-Jul-2000 -- This was the second confluence of a fairly long day which took me over miles of backroads in Northeast Oregon. There is a lot of interesting country in this corner of Oregon, including Hell's (and surrounding) Canyon and the Wallowas. This confluence point is some miles south of the larger peaks of the Wallowas.

A forest service road gets to within a quarter mile (or less) of the confluence point, though this road is closed for much of the year. I was fortunate enough to hit it while it was not closed and this saved me a few miles of bike riding between all of the cows which are allowed to range in this area.

After parking, I made the short walk up towards the top of the ridge where the confluence point is. The point is actually just a little below the top of the ridge, and so there is not much to see from the point itself. I took a picture of the GPS at the point and then walked 20 meters or so to where the view opened up quite a bit. It was from here that I took the other pictures.

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#1: View to the Southwest
#2: View to the Southeast
#3: View to the Northeast
#4: View to the Northwest
#5: GPS
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