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United States : Wisconsin

3.6 miles (5.8 km) NW of Berlin (Green Lake), Waushara, WI, USA
Approx. altitude: 231 m (757 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 91°E

Accuracy: 120 m (393 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: There's the confluence, right across that very wet irrigation ditch. #3: The obligatory GPS picture - see, only 4 seconds away #4: The squelchy stubble field I slogged across #5: Another view of the marsh to the right of the confluence

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  44°N 89°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: A self-portrait, with the confluence behind me, and the adjacent wetlands to my right

(visited by Daniel Klein)

Note: The status of this confluence has been changed to unsuccessful, after visitors at the second visit to this confluence determined the photos were from approximately 120 meters from the confluence.

26-Apr-2000 -- After visiting 44N088W yesterday, I am afraid that the land to West of Lake Winnebago wasn't quite as exciting, although the navigating was a bit more interesting.

We're still in dairy country - the unmistakable odor of a lot of cows living in close proximity to each other (but it's not a bad smell, really). What really got me was the gun-barrel straight roads - 15 miles of almost flat, unswerving highway. Acres and acres of stubble fields (well, it was the start of planting season, after all). And the billboards... there are no ads for food or radio stations, but everywhere (and I mean everywhere, even on the minor farm roads) there are pro-life, anti-abortion, or religious billboards. It was kinda creepy. Who are they trying to convert?

Anyway, I started in Fond du Lac, and turned west once I reached Oshkosh, by gosh! From there, it was about 15 more miles to the smaller roads, until I was once again about half a mile from the confluence. Between me and it was a marshy field, and a house. I knocked at the door, but no one was home, so I squelched across the field and there, just across the irrigation ditch (with no way across but a waist deep wade), I contented myself with seeing (but not standing on) the confluence. I was easily within 90 yards, so I made it fine :-)

Naturally enough, on the walk back, the owner of the house drove up, and not wanting to seem suspicious, I explained what I was doing. I am not sure he understood, because he wanted to know who I worked for, but now I know the kind of people that put up those billboards... If anyone else comes here, make sure you ask permission to cross his field.


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#1: A self-portrait, with the confluence behind me, and the adjacent wetlands to my right
#2: There's the confluence, right across that very wet irrigation ditch.
#3: The obligatory GPS picture - see, only 4 seconds away
#4: The squelchy stubble field I slogged across
#5: Another view of the marsh to the right of the confluence
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