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United States : California

5.7 miles (9.2 km) W of Hayden Hill, Lassen, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 1632 m (5354 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 59°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West (into the afternoon sun) #6: All zeros!

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  41°N 121°W (visit #3)  

#1: The confluence point lies among thinly-spaced pine trees (in a commercial forest)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

06-Sep-2011 -- Hiking to this confluence point is easy, as it lies just 1/4 mile west of a (gravel) road. However, because this is such a remote, out-of-the-way part of California, it takes a special trip for most people to get here.

I first attempted to reach this point in May, as I returned to California at the end of my round-the-US road trip. However, at that time (due to spring rains) the dirt/gravel roads that led to the confluence point were extremely muddy, and I was scared that - even in a 4WD vehicle - I might get stuck if I tried to drive on them. So, I decided to wait until the end of summer, when I knew that the roads would be dry. I combined this visit with a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park, just a few miles to the southwest.

The confluence point lies on a gentle slope in a commercial pine forest, where the trees (all quite young, as of 2011) have been planted in neat rows. Hiking to the confluence point is therefore quite easy; the only real difficulty is crawling under (or climbing over) a barbed-wire fence about halfway through.


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#1: The confluence point lies among thinly-spaced pine trees (in a commercial forest)
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West (into the afternoon sun)
#6: All zeros!
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