22-Mar-2006 -- <The Great Adventure – Stage Five
- 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.
Another location just off the side of the county road. Upon arrival I drove up to the house to explain what I wanted to do but no one was home. Drove down to the road and began an uplifting experience. Black mud tends to lend to one’s height.
It took almost as long to get the mud off the boots as it did to log the confluence. Day was getting late so off north to pick up the next point.
Great Adventure Stage Five complete. Now on to 44N 94W