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United States : Kansas

2.9 miles (4.7 km) S of Coolidge, Hamilton, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 1027 m (3369 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 78°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View east. #3: View south. #4: View west. #5: GPS position. #6: Raw TerraSync data on the left and post processed position on the right. #7: Looking towards the grain elevators through Theodolite. #8: Ground cover.

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  38°N 102°W (visit #3)  

#1: View north.

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

06-Jun-2012 -- This would be the eleventh of twelve successful visits on a clockwise loop east of Colorado Springs continuing from 38N 101W.

I spent the night along River Road at a parking area for wilderness viewing that was 3 km due north of the confluence. At sunrise I drove another 1 km further south and parked by the bend in the road. I hiked along a barbed wire fence line until it disappeared and continued south. About 94 meters away, I came upon an east-west fence line that made a corner and headed south. The confluence is just west of this fence in scrub. The descendants of the grasshoppers mentioned by Joseph Kerski 5 years ago were out in force.

At the confluence I began collecting data and taking pictures. Two large grain elevator complexes are visible to the north. A windmill is visible off to the east. In the distance was the rhythmic grunting of a cow in distress.

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 #9 is a cylindrical panoramic QuickTime Virtual Reality movie. You can interactively zoom in and out throughout the image when displayed.

My final goal for this eastern confluence adventure was 38N 103.


 All pictures
#1: View north.
#2: View east.
#3: View south.
#4: View west.
#5: GPS position.
#6: Raw TerraSync data on the left and post processed position on the right.
#7: Looking towards the grain elevators through Theodolite.
#8: Ground cover.
#9: Interactive QuickTime movie of confluence.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)