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United States : Washington

2.5 miles (4.0 km) NE of Machias, Snohomish, WA, USA
Approx. altitude: 148 m (485 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 58°E

Accuracy: 36 m (118 ft)
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#2: GPS screen #3: East view #4: North view #5: West view #6: Seattle and Mount Rainier in the background

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  48°N 122°W (visit #7)  

#1: Crossroad view

(visited by Philippe Burtin and Antonella Burtin)

20-May-2011 -- I stayed in Vancouver BC to attend the IARS 2011 annual meeting (www.iars.org) and present results of our team on the Sunday, 22 May session. I allowed me a few days more to visit both British Columbia and Washington state with my wife Antonella. This was a perfect occasion to make some tries on CP in the Northwestern area. The story begins at 48°N 122°W, then goes through 50°N 123°W and 49°N 124°W and ends at 48°N 123°W.

We came in through Seattle airport as the flight schedules were much more convenient for us with a starting line in south France and a connecting flight in Paris. We choose this CP because it was on our way to Vancouver and payed a visit on 20 May immediately after leaving Seattle airport with our rented car.

The point is of the drive-in kind and is very easy to reach by car. As already mentioned by previous visitors, it lies in a private property and we decided to stop our search on the way to the landowner’s house without trying to gain authorization to get closer. We went back to our car after taking the usual pictures at the entry of the property.

The discovery of Seattle and the nice view of the city from the Needle space with wonderful Mount Rainier (4392 m) in the background, associated with that easy-success on the CP made it a perfect greeting for our first day in Washington state.


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#1: Crossroad view
#2: GPS screen
#3: East view
#4: North view
#5: West view
#6: Seattle and Mount Rainier in the background
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