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United States : Virginia

2.8 miles (4.6 km) ESE of Callaway, Franklin, VA, USA
Approx. altitude: 481 m (1578 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 100°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros!

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  37°N 80°W (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence point lies in thinly forested terrain, on a slope.  It is close to the natural indentation visible in the foreground.

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

19-Apr-2011 -- From satellite maps, I could see that there were houses just to the south of the confluence point, so to avoid them, I decided to approach the point from the west, starting from Brook Run Drive - a street shown on the maps.

It turned out that "Brook Run Drive" is nothing more than a double-track farm road, but nonetheless I was able to drive along it, and park at exactly 37 degrees north. At this point, I was about 0.4 miles west of the confluence point.

Reaching the confluence point involved an easy hike over gently sloping terrain, up the side of a ridge. The high point of the ridge occurs shortly before the confluence point, which lies on a southeast-facing slope. Also, about 100 feet from the confluence point, I had to step over a barbed wire fence, which suggests that the point may be just inside a property line.

Because of the sloping, forested terrain, the 'confluence dance' to get 'all zeros' was quite difficult, but after about 1/2 hour of trying, I finally got it.


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#1: The confluence point lies in thinly forested terrain, on a slope. It is close to the natural indentation visible in the foreground.
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
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