26-Mar-2003 -- San Diego County’s only confluence is located in the city of Poway about 3 miles from my house. It had not been visited for two years, and I thought an update would be a good way for me to start my confluence hunting career. This site is about 300 feet north of Oak Canyon Rd. in a hilly, rustic area called Warren Canyon. See Photo #5 for a view of the confluence vicinity as viewed from the road. Warren Canyon is a southern drainage for Mt. Woodson, which is visible in the background.
After pulling the County Assessor map for this location, it was clear that this confluence is on private property. I parked my car on Oak Canyon Rd. and walked down a driveway towards the confluence and was lucky to meet the owner of this parcel. He is in the process of building a house in a cut he has made just below the confluence. He is aware of the uniqueness of his location, and has seen several Geocachers searching for the site. After speaking with him for a few minutes, he gave me permission to go on his property. While he was tolerant of us "geonerds", it will be even more important to get his permission in the future after his home is completed. It's a pretty steep climb to the confluence and he did express concern that someone could get hurt while doing it.
I found the point quickly (see Photo #6), took the cardinal photos (#1-4) and left so the owner could focus on building his castle. I’m hooked! (I see some challenges in AZ...)