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United States : Kansas

2.1 miles (3.4 km) ENE of Manchester (OK), Harper, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 385 m (1263 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 82°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
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#2: West #3: Looking WSW at Manchester, OK's grain elevators #4: East #5: South #6: GPS

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#1: Looking north

(visited by Randy Eggert)

01-Jul-2001 -- Getting there is half the fun, right? South central Kansas is so easy, no fences to climb, just plowed soil to leave footprints in.

I spent Sunday getting to/from this point from home, being about 180 miles one way (as the crow flies). I just parked the bike on the side of the dirt road, then carried the GPS to count down the digits 'till all zeros showed up. I walked about 50 yards into the recently plowed field and took the necessary pictures. This spot is also about 125 yards north of the Oklahoma / Kansas border. (I feel guilty this being so easy, particularly after reading of others hiking / climbing for hours getting to their confluence.)

The photo of the GPS shows the ground in the background, a recently harvested wheat field. The low contrast of the GPS is probably due to the batteries about gone.

Back on the dirt road, a fellow drove up behind me asking if I was having any trouble. (Motorcycle parked, me walking) I said no, and I informed him of the confluence project for several minutes. He thought it rather "odd", but then said it was better than watching an afternoon of televison. He then directed me to the shortest distance to paved road, WSW 2.5 miles to Manchester, OK.

Going through Manchester, I recognized the Co-op that a friend and I had stopped at the previous year. The ladies in the office serve a hot lunch during the weekday noon hour for a reasonable price. If I only had my GPS mounted on the bike, I probably would have nabbed it then.


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#1: Looking north
#2: West
#3: Looking WSW at Manchester, OK's grain elevators
#4: East
#5: South
#6: GPS
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