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United States : Texas

6.3 miles (10.1 km) NW of Madisonville, Madison, TX, USA
Approx. altitude: 96 m (314 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 31°S 84°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: The front of the property #10: Entering Madisonville

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  31°N 96°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz, Elionora, Liang Zhou and Faye Chen)

13-Feb-2016 -- This is the sixth out of seven reports on confluence visits during our road trip across the USA. The story starts at 39°N 77°W and continues from 30°N 90°W.

After having a brunch with friends in Houston, we detoured to this confluence on our way to Dallas. We left I-45 at Madisonville and reached the property at Honeysuckle Road within 10 minutes while staying on county roads.

Actually, the confluence is located right at the fence of two properties. From Joseph’s visit we learned that the exact location might be 1.5 meters into the property on the right hand side, i.e. on the east side. This is where we parked our car - only 120 m short of the confluence. Nobody was present but the ladies next door to the right told us, that they owned this plot as well. I explained my mission and they gave us permission to proceed to the imaginary point after I had explained that the point is only 100 meters into their property and that this translates into 110 yards.

A bunch of little dogs accompanied us when we left the car. We crossed a pasture that usually sees cows and horses, but at the time of our visit the animals seemed to be on the far side of the plot. The exact location was indeed next to the fence, I measured 3 m from it.

After the visit, we continued our drive to Dallas, were we had crawfish in a casual restaurant.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 140 m
  • Distance to a footpath: 100 m
  • Distance of car parking: 120 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the car: 2 min
  • Time at the CP: 3:20 PM
  • Measured height: 102 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: grazed grass
  • Weather: cloudy 19° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The 110 Yards Confluence

The story finishes at 33°N 97°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: The front of the property
#10: Entering Madisonville
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