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United States : Wisconsin

0.5 miles (0.8 km) WSW of Ridgeway, Iowa, WI, USA
Approx. altitude: 340 m (1115 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 90°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Trees and shrubs to the east. #3: More trees and shrubs to the west. #4: Still more trees and shrubs to the south. #5: Almost all zeros. #6: The road 30 meters west of the confluence.

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  43°N 90°W (visit #6)  

#1: Trees and shrubs to the north.

(visited by Jack Frickey and Cheryl Corrigan)

19-Jun-2011 -- Cheryl and I were on our annual pilgrimage to Milwaukee for the AACE (Academy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts) annual national square dance event. Normally we leave immediately to get back to our home in DC for work the next day. This year, however, we had another event the following weekend in Atlanta and had all day Sunday to get to Moline, IL, for the next activity on our itinerary. Thus we had time and opportunity to visit both 43N89W and 43N90W.

We drove north from US-151 (US-18) on Ternes Ct to latitude 43 and stopped at the edge of the gravel road (photo #6). Actually we were only about 30 meters from the confluence at that point. The confluence was to our right (east) in a moderately dense wooded area. I traipsed into the woods to the zero point and did the customary GPS dance made difficult by the heavy tree cover. I actually saw all zeros briefly, but the best I could capture in a photo was photo #5. As can be seen in the photo #1 through photo #4 (north, east, west, & south) the immediate environment is pretty much the same, small to medium sized trees with dense vines and shrubs undergrowth. Having had ample rainfall this year, it was very green and lush.


 All pictures
#1: Trees and shrubs to the north.
#2: Trees and shrubs to the east.
#3: More trees and shrubs to the west.
#4: Still more trees and shrubs to the south.
#5: Almost all zeros.
#6: The road 30 meters west of the confluence.
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