26-Mar-2006 -- The Great Adventure – Stage Eleven
- A proposed trip to Mankato, Minnesota to work with three groups named Kids Against Hunger, with Outreach Africa, and Life Tracks which are non profit groups that help disadvantaged groups around the world, sparked my interest in seeing if I could hit a bunch of confluences while on the trip.
After checking GoogleEarth it looked very possible with one minor problem, most would be latitude changes. In this area the distance between latitude change confluences is about 69 miles.
The total round trip was accomplished in 5 days and a total of 11 confluences. Two of the days had 5 confluences visited on each of the days. The trip included 34N 97W, 35N 97W, 36N 97W, 37N 97W, 38N 97W, 44N 94N, 42N 93W, 42N 94W, 41N 94W, 41N 95W, AND 40N 95W.
Arrived just before sunset. Gate was locked but not posted so walked down the road to the confluence. It was cool, being that time of year, but the ground was dry. Glad to have the path to walk down instead of having to walk all the way on the field.
Took the final photos and verification. Nice to have 11 more confluences.
Great Adventure Stage Eleven complete. Now on to back to the house and a nice warm toddy.