05-Jun-2012 -- This would be the sixth of a dozen successful visits on a clockwise loop east of Colorado Springs continuing from 39N 99W and would be the third of seven on this day. It would also be the eastern limit of my travels. This adventure continues into next week where I will travel west in an attempt to create an unbroken line of 26 confluence visits along 39N from 123W to 98W. Keep reading!
I parked about 200 meters north of the confluence and made a short hike across a very dry and fallow corn field to the point. The farm house off to the west was completely obscured by trees. I started collecting data and taking pictures. Another Spot custom message declaring success and it was back to my vehicle.
Picture #6 shows a TerraSync screen shot on the left captured at the confluence and the resulting Pathfinder Office post processed GPS data on the right.
Picture 10 is a cylindrical panoramic QuickTime Virtual Reality movie. You can interactively zoom in and out throughout the image when displayed.
My exit took me through the small town of Beverly which was the classic friendly small farm town – well manicured houses and American flags were everywhere!
I was not only taking pictures at the confluences, I was also taking pictures on my travels between confluences. Between the dashboard and the front windshield of the Tahoe was a mount holding a GoPro camera facing forward. Utilizing the time lapse setting, a picture was being taken every 10 seconds along my journey. By the time I got back home, over 20,000 HD frames were captured of my adventure. A feature length HD movie would probably be of little interest but small segments of my travel to a couple of extremely remote confluences in southern Utah would probably be of interest. Look for them as this adventure continues west into the mountains of Colorado and Utah next week!
It had been over 10 years since the last recorded visit here. It was now time to head south for 38N 98W!