18-Feb-2007 -- This was the last of seven confluences on a trip out to Portland to see my sister.
As I continued east from 48-106, I noticed that I would pass very close to this confluence. I had not researched this confluence prior to turning down the nearest road. Surely, there was a reason that I did not put it on my list for this trip. I was able to make my way to within 500 meters of the point. I had to try. I continued downhill down a little animal trail between two northwest pointing fingers on a ridge that faced generally north. The ground was soft and muddy and I found the confluence in a ravine. It took quite awhile and a couple dozen pictures to capture my two receivers agreeing on a horizontal position.
Picture #1 looks north-north east just above the ravine where the confluence is located and well within the 100 meter circle. Picture #2 looks northwest parallel to the ridgelines. Picture #3 looks northeast and shows the rock from where picture #1 was taken. Picture #4 looks southeast and shows the terrain you will need to hike down to get to the confluence. Picture #5 looks southwest and shows the west side of the ravine. Picture #6 shows 24 zeroes! It took several minutes moving the GPS receivers ever so slightly to capture this shot. The Garmin was steady for a long time. The Trimble was updating in the thousandths of seconds continuously! Picture #7 is a closeup of the GPS screens. Picture #8 shows where I had parked along the road to the south by the double track leading towards the confluence.
It was a 31km and exactly 1 hour diversion off US-2 for this visit.
Another great confluence adventure! Time to head home!