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First timer? In this once-a-day blog, I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48). I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near. I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location. To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is and what the various numbers and abbreviations mean), please see “About Landing,” above.
Dan – Well, the slide continues. Four, count ‘em, four WBers in a row. AZ, then WY, then SD, and now . . . NV; 62/60; 2/10; 7; 168.0. This is my highest Score since December 1st! For the 17th time, I landed in the Humboldt River watershed. The Humboldt, as I’m sure you know, is the largest single internally-drained watershed in the U.S. It meanders across northern NV, and ends up in a dead-end lake: Humboldt Lake. From Wiki:
The Humboldt River runs through northern Nevada. At approximately 300 miles (480 km) long, it is the longest river in the arid Great Basin of North America. It has no outlet to the ocean, but instead empties into the Humboldt Sink. It is the largest river in the United States, in terms of discharge, that does not ultimately reach the ocean. Through its tributaries the river drains most of sparsely populated northern Nevada, traversing the state roughly east to west, and passing through repeated gaps in the north-south running mountain ranges.