17-May-2002 -- This morning was our first day of "Shavuot" Holiday. It was a pleasant day, end of spring, where some flowers can be seen. I got a GPS from a friend and talked my neighbour Ehud Ayalon to join me in hunting this Confluence. Previously, I had tried it about a year ago (after Richard Rutledge talked me into this confluence-hunt business).
We took our kids Tal Kuflik and Omer Ayalon (5 years old) and went hunting for the Confluence. We started at Reut, where we live, a small place next to the town of Modyin, in the middle of the way between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.
We travelled west on road 443, about 10 miles, then turned right (north) on road 444 and drove about 4 miles, until we got near the town of Shoham. A little after the town we turned back east, on an numbered road, after a while we crossed under a bridge of the new Highway 6 (currently being constructed) and continued on a narrow road, that seems to be on the edge of a military training zone. We followed the road east until we got to a small parking lot, about a mile north-west from the Confluence (there is a picture of the GPS at this point).
At this point we started our walk, up in a valley, heading southeast, on our way we went past an old cannon, where the two boys are pictured. After about an hour we got to the Confluence, on the northern slope of a small hill. The place is right next to the "Green Line" - the 1967 border between Israel and the West Bank (a little west of it, though).
Coordinator's note: Obviously in good faith, the visitor did not give any proof of his evaluation of the border situation. On the contrary, actual boundary data rather indicate that the point is located east of the "Green Line" (see note below).
We took a picture of the GPS at this point, several pictures of the participants, the best is the one where the two kids are standing next to a huge flower ("Alcea setosa" is its formal name), and headed back to our car. It was not an easy trip for the little ones because of the terrain and the low bushes they had to cross, the walking took us about two hours, but it was enjoyable.