13-Feb-1999 -- At the end of a two week business trip
to Oregon and northern California, I successfully completed another
confluence, just south of Eugene, Oregon and only about 1000 feet
from exit 188A off of Interstate 5. I headed east on Route 58 for a
few hundred feet to the first road that is heads off to the north. After
crossing a very small bridge over a very small stream, there is a 90
degree left bend in the road. At that point the confluence is only
about 250 feet from the edge of the road. This turned out to be the
break I needed because I've never seen so many "No Trespassing"
signs in front of so many yards in a rural setting such as this was.
They created an atmosphere more foreboding than the cloudy skies
that hung overhead every single day that I was in Oregon. Since I was
within 300 feet I decided that it would be a lot safer to document my
moment through the car window. The confluence was just beyond that
very small, yet overgrown stream which ran past the edge of the
mowed lawn (Photo #1).
Exactly one hour and fifteen minutes later I snapped a single
picture of the next confluence to the north, at N45 W123. But I knew
someone else had already completed that one so I moved on, headed
for Portland, thinking "Maybe one more ..."