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United States : West Virginia

2.2 miles (3.5 km) E of Cunard, Fayette, WV, USA
Approx. altitude: 395 m (1295 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 99°E

Accuracy: 30 m (98 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: This lizard showed interest in the GPS when I rested at the stream. #3: View to East showing 10meter diameters boulders and stream to right. #4: View to South looking down hill to brush at edge of stream. #5: View to West with stream to the left. #6: My bike was stopped by this mud hole on the stone access trail forcing a 2.5 mile hike. #7: The confluence is about 20 meters to the left in the trees and up the hill.

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  38°N 81°W (visit #2)  

#1: View to North looking up to a plateau and sharp rise.

(visited by Keith Fender)

05-Jul-2001 -- The confluence is in the Babcock National Park, just off the New River Gorge. On the 4th of July I rode down from Washington DC on my Valkerie motorcycle going to Elkins WV and then South on WV Rt 20 also known as the Mountain ByWay. With the holiday and light showers, I had the road to myself. It was breathtaking. Upon arrival I found the abandoned gravel road and traveled to a big mud hole. The thought of getting a 800lb motorcycle stuck five miles from the next person caused me to walk the last two miles. Going down the hill, perpendicular to the stream was fun. Crossing the stream was spritual. Finding the confluence 20 meters on the far side hillside with only three satelites(2D) was frustrating. The GPS would not hold the location long enough to get a picture but I am sure that I got to the location by topo map and by GPS. Reaching the confluence requires a challenging hike to a remote, boulder (10feet in dia) strewn, heavily forested hike: but worth the trip. A great excuse to take a motorcycle ride.


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#1: View to North looking up to a plateau and sharp rise.
#2: This lizard showed interest in the GPS when I rested at the stream.
#3: View to East showing 10meter diameters boulders and stream to right.
#4: View to South looking down hill to brush at edge of stream.
#5: View to West with stream to the left.
#6: My bike was stopped by this mud hole on the stone access trail forcing a 2.5 mile hike.
#7: The confluence is about 20 meters to the left in the trees and up the hill.
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