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United States : Washington

3.8 miles (6.1 km) N of Vantage (Kittitas), Grant, WA, USA
Approx. altitude: 174 m (570 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 47°S 60°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North #3: Looking West #4: Looking East (at Craig) #5: The GPS zero'ed out #6: Ervin

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  47°N 120°W (visit #2)  

#1: Looking south

(visited by Joby Lafky, Craig McLuckie and Ervin Peretz)

08-Sep-2002 -- I read Mike Blaszczak's attempt, so I knew where to drive, and that I'd need a boat.

I roped a couple friends in to helping me, and we drove the two hours from Seattle with a canoe on the roof.

We got to the boat launch and put the canoe in. The water was really choppy, and the canoe rode pretty low with 3 people in it.

As we paddled the ½ mile to the confluence, we noticed that there was a motorboat anchored straight ahead in the direction we were traveling. It appeared for a while that they were parked exactly on the confluence. As it turned out, they were about .07 miles past it. It took us 4 passes to get to all zeros, but we finally hit it.

We snapped a few pictures, and headed home.


 All pictures
#1: Looking south
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking West
#4: Looking East (at Craig)
#5: The GPS zero'ed out
#6: Ervin
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In Columbia River, about 0.2 mi from the western bank.