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United States : Oregon

5.1 miles (8.2 km) ENE of Florence, Lane, OR, USA
Approx. altitude: 38 m (124 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 56°E

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View north (across Duncan Island in the Siuslaw River) #3: View east (along Bernhardt Creek Road) #4: View south (up the steep bank where the confluence point lies) #5: View west (along Bernhardt Creek Road) #6: My GPS receiver, 20 feet from the confluence point #7: A majestic Douglas Fir, growing near the confluence point

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  44°N 124°W (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence point is somewhere on this steep, forested bank

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

28-Aug-2006 -- The location of this confluence point is rather interesting - it lies close to the south bank of the Siuslaw River, near Florence, Oregon. From Florence, I drove east along highway 126 (towards Eugene) as it ran along the north bank of the river, and then crossed over the river at the small town of Mapleton. From Mapleton, I took Sweet Creek Road, and then Bernhardt Creek Road (aka. County Road 5034) westward, back along the south bank of the river. A locked gate prevented me from driving closer than about 1/3 mile from the confluence point; I hiked the rest of the way.

The road passes just 100 feet or so from the confluence point, which lies up a steep, heavily vegetated bank to the south. Scrambling up this bank, I was able to get about 20 feet (+/- GPS error) from the point. Getting 'all zeros' here will be very difficult, because of the steepness of the bank.


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#1: The confluence point is somewhere on this steep, forested bank
#2: View north (across Duncan Island in the Siuslaw River)
#3: View east (along Bernhardt Creek Road)
#4: View south (up the steep bank where the confluence point lies)
#5: View west (along Bernhardt Creek Road)
#6: My GPS receiver, 20 feet from the confluence point
#7: A majestic Douglas Fir, growing near the confluence point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)