22-Mar-2006 -- The Great Adventure – Stage Three
- 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.
The trek now moved slightly east and I picked up Hwy 177 for a run north for the next three confluences.
Getting to this one was fairly easy. Down paved roads to parking next to ground zero.
There were plenty of cars at the home near the site so I decided to “reach and click” rather than disturb the home owners. So appropriate pictures taken and a long reach with the GPS it was back to the road and rush off to the next target.
Great Adventure Stage Three complete. Now on to N37 W97