19-May-2002 -- This is the first of 24 planned confluence visits. I took a few weeks off work to do this because they are located so far from where I live. I had never been to some of these states, so I loaded up my vehicle with camping gear, cameras, computer, GPS and compass and hit the road. The distance to this location from my home in Mississippi is about 1,900 kilometers (1,200 miles).
This confluence is located less than 200 meters from the Nebraska-South Dakota border in South Dakota. It is less than 20 meters east of an Indian reservation. The scenery consists of rustic old farms and ranches, silos, grazing cattle and rolling hills. The weather this day was perfect. The skies were blue with a few scattered clouds.
I reached the confluence without a hitch. I enjoy meeting landowners whenever I can. I like to send them a certificate thanking them for their assistance along with photos and a printout of the narrative of my visit. I stopped at a farm nearest the confluence, but no one was home. There were no posted signs, so I went to the spot and took photographs.
The next location I will visit today will be 42N 100W.