01-Mar-2008 -- In January, 2008 I was introduced to the Degree Confluence Project by some friends from my hometown (Brasília) who enjoy confluence hunting as a hobby. I live now in Manaus, capital of Amazonas State, and I could check that there are many unexplored confluences all over northern Brazil. So I decided to do some expeditions around Amazonas and Roraima States in order to going to unexplored ones.
On March, 1st 2008, my brother and I decided to visit a confluence located in the urban area of Manaus city. This confluence was already visited in 2003, but our visit would be a training one for us. First of all, we looked for it in Google Earth, so that we could have the exact idea of where it was located. Once we knew its address, we left Manaus Downtown at 11:30 am and arrived at Monte das Oliveiras District, where the confluence is located, around noon. We parked our car about 150m far from the point, and started walking through some dense vegetation, poor wooden houses and an irregular mud track all the time. But we could reach the point in about 15 minutes, and it was located inside a private property. We asked the owner for entrance permission, and after having it, we took the formal pictures in order to sending them to www.confluence.org.
This 3S 60W confluence is 56m high. The temperature that point was about 35 degrees Celsius, and about 80% air humidity. We used a Garmin eTrex Legend GPS, and a Sunto Compass. The confluence hunters are the Cesarino brothers Frederico and Bernardo.