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United States : Florida

2.5 miles (4.0 km) SW of Glencoe, Volusia, FL, USA
Approx. altitude: 8 m (26 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 29°S 99°E

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

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: Latitude/Longitude from one of these photos' EXIF header (from my camera's GPS recorder) #7: One of a pair of sandhill cranes, seen beside a small pond, en route to the confluence point

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  29°N 81°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point lies in a small clearing in an overgrown commercial pine forest

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

21-Mar-2013 -- I ended my 'mini vacation' in Florida with a visit to this deceptively difficult confluence point. At first glance, it seemed that this would be quite an easy point to visit, because it's only about a mile from Interstate 95 - the primary north-south freeway along the US East Coast. But there had to be a reason why it had been successfully visited only once before. The first difficulty was finding a good access point, because so many of the roads nearby are closed by gates, and/or marked with "no trespassing" signs. I found the dirt road (off highway 44) that had been used by a previous visitor, but it was much too sandy to be drivable by my small rental car.

Instead, I found a point on highway 44 - just west of I-95 - where power lines cross the highway, about 0.9 miles from the confluence point. I parked my car beside the highway, and followed the power line right-of-way in the general direction of the confluence point. Along the way, I saw a small pond; on my way back, I had the pleasure of photographing a pair of sandhill cranes nearby.

When I got within about 6/10 of a mile from the confluence point, I found that I had to 'bushwhack' through thick forest to get to the confluence point. This was a difficult hike, with many vines and thorny plants to negotiate. (Fortunately, though, at this time of year, the ground was mostly dry.) After a lot of effort, I reached the confluence point, which lies in a small clearing, in a section of commercial pine forest.

I was able to get 'all zeros' on my Garmin GPS receiver, but unfortunately after I returned, I found that its USB connector had broken, and I was unable to download the screenshot that I had taken. I mailed my GPS receiver in to Garmin for repair, but unfortunately they sent me back a different, refurbished unit - so my 'all zeros' screenshot was lost. Instead, I've posted an EXIF reading from one of my photos; it shows my camera's GPS recorder very close to the point.


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#1: The confluence point lies in a small clearing in an overgrown commercial pine forest
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: Latitude/Longitude from one of these photos' EXIF header (from my camera's GPS recorder)
#7: One of a pair of sandhill cranes, seen beside a small pond, en route to the confluence point
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