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United States : Virginia

2.8 miles (4.5 km) W of Paris (Fauquier), Clarke, VA, USA
Approx. altitude: 396 m (1299 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 102°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: North #6: GPS #7: A fallen tree #8: The abandoned house where the hunt started on foot

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  39°N 78°W (visit #9)  

#1: Confluence Point about 20 meters away located across the road

(visited by Yip-Bannicq Group and Ray Yip)

07-Apr-2008 -- 39N – 78W Paris, Virginia, United States

Line Hunting Date: April 7, 2008

Confluence hunting – the best cure for jet lag

I came near this confluence point around 7.30 am but it was raining rather hard, so I went on and hunted for 39N-79W in West Virginia. On the way back toward Washington DC, the rain became a drizzle, and I was able to visit this point without getting soaking wet.

The Google Map provided direction to within 0.5 km from this confluence point which was very helpful. Between the Navigator GPS of the car and Google Map, it pretty much took away all the guess work of line hunting in the US.

The last part of the kilometer of the road (Lakeview Drive) was marked as private road and posted no trespassing but the gate was open so I drove in and reached an unoccupied house about 460 meters from the confluence point.

The first half of the approach by foot was crossing a wet grass field and the second half was in a forest with half the trees have been cut down recently. I found the confluence point right next to a muddy logging trail, and most the trees nearby are down. Looks like this area is getting developed. The wet and broken forest was not the most inspiriting sight.

I reached this point about 1 pm, and got back to DC around 2.30 pm. Two confluence points in 8 hours.

Rating of this hunt:

Degree of Challenge:

2 – Wet and muddy, otherwise easy (1= very easy - drive to the point; to 5= a death march – glad it is over)

Scenery:

1– A broken forest – somewhat depressing (Scale: 1= not interesting at all; 5= take your breath away)

Culture-social factors:

1 – rural Virginia has the suburban feel (Scale: 1=dull; 5= most stimulating)


 All pictures
#1: Confluence Point about 20 meters away located across the road
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: North
#6: GPS
#7: A fallen tree
#8: The abandoned house where the hunt started on foot
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
1000 ft from the Appalachian Trail.