14-Feb-2009 -- Interested in the thought of taking an unvisited primary confluence, I determined a few practice runs would be needed to see if investing the time and money in such a trip would be worthwhile. Either way, I figured it would be a fun way to get some good exercise and a chance to do a little exploring. For my first confluence hunt, I picked this visited confluence, which is just south of my hometown Omaha, Nebraska. I was able to recruit a buddy of mine from work that was willing to join me in the quest.
We headed down highway 75 around 10:00 A.M. on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It had just snowed six to eight inches the night before. The temperature was around 30 degrees with little to no wind. After turning eastbound in the Plattsmouth area, we meandered our way to highway 66 where we determined the location of the confluence. Since it was such a nice day, we decided to park south of the confluence and hike our way to it. Our starting location was N 40° 59.255’ W 95° 59.848’.
After an hour and a half of hiking through forested areas and crossing several creeks we came upon the area where the confluence was located. Getting the GPS to zero out was a little more difficult than expected. Since both of us had a GPS unit, it was funny to see how we started out in different spots for the confluence dance, but ended up right next to each other in the end. After taking several photos, we hiked back to the car with a confluence under our belts.