25-Mar-2006 -- The Great Adventure – Stage Six
- 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.
There was no easy way to get to this one. It is in the middle of a large field and at the time is was cold but very sunny. Having been introduced to black soil I knew that the walk to this one was going to be another “uplifting” experience.
The walk was a bit over 2,000 feet which was topped of by the “confluence dance” and the resulting ALL ZERO’S. Now with another 2,000 feet back, to the truck and the heater, this one done.
Great Adventure Stage Six complete. Now on to 42N 93W