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United States : Louisiana

2.0 miles (3.2 km) N of Rodessa, Caddo, LA, USA
Approx. altitude: 62 m (203 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 86°E

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#2: Follow the yellow brick road. #3: Looking south across clear-cut from a deer stand.  Point is over ridge line behind double tree in left center. #4: Looking west, the blue spot in trees to the left is the east fork of State Line Creek out of banks. #5: Close up of blackberry cane and thorns. #6: That's it!  All balls!

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  33°N 94°W  

#1: Red jacket marks the spot.  Pale stalks are cypressweed, dark ones are blackberry canes.

(visited by Larry Mays)

17-Feb-2001 -- I live in Minden, LA, (32.6255N 93.2764W) so 33 degrees N 94 degrees W is not too far away. After checking various maps I had available, I took off on a Saturday afternoon to check it out. From La 1 north of Rodessa, LA, I turned east on Caddo Parish Capps City Road and went about a mile to where a logging/oilfield road heads south from the pavement. After following this road on foot - it was much too wet to drive - for about a half mile, I came to a point due east of my objective that showed I was going to have to leave the beaten path.The confluence point turned out to be a hundred or so yards off the logging/oilfield road in a clear-cut area that has not been replanted. The predominant vegetation is last year's dead cypressweed stalks interspersed with blackberry canes. The ground is covered with three-year-old deadfall left over from when the pine trees were harvested.

Tripping over dead branches while wading through head-high weeds, a good portion of which are thorny, does not make for easy hiking, but I got there. I was afraid the point was going to be in the flood waters of the east fork of State Line Creek, but it turned out to be about ten feet from the water's edge. Then I realized I had not brought anything to mark the spot, so off with my jacket. By then I had worked up a mild sweat anyway.


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#1: Red jacket marks the spot. Pale stalks are cypressweed, dark ones are blackberry canes.
#2: Follow the yellow brick road.
#3: Looking south across clear-cut from a deer stand. Point is over ridge line behind double tree in left center.
#4: Looking west, the blue spot in trees to the left is the east fork of State Line Creek out of banks.
#5: Close up of blackberry cane and thorns.
#6: That's it! All balls!
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