06-Sep-2011 -- Hiking to this confluence point is easy, as it lies just 1/4 mile west of a (gravel) road. However, because this is such a remote, out-of-the-way part of California, it takes a special trip for most people to get here.
I first attempted to reach this point in May, as I returned to California at the end of my round-the-US road trip. However, at that time (due to spring rains) the dirt/gravel roads that led to the confluence point were extremely muddy, and I was scared that - even in a 4WD vehicle - I might get stuck if I tried to drive on them. So, I decided to wait until the end of summer, when I knew that the roads would be dry. I combined this visit with a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park, just a few miles to the southwest.
The confluence point lies on a gentle slope in a commercial pine forest, where the trees (all quite young, as of 2011) have been planted in neat rows. Hiking to the confluence point is therefore quite easy; the only real difficulty is crawling under (or climbing over) a barbed-wire fence about halfway through.