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United States : California

2.4 miles (3.9 km) NE of Whittier, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 295 m (967 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 62°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros!

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  34°N 118°W (visit #25)  

#1: The confluence point lies atop a steep, scrub-covered hill

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

30-May-2014 -- I previously visited this confluence point more than 11 years ago, but back then didn't leave Athel Drive to climb up the steep hill to reach the exact point. Being back in the LA area this week, I decided to visit this point again, in hopes of getting 'all zeros', and better photographs than before.

As expected, I found the short climb up the steep hillside to be difficult, but I was surprised at just how difficult it was. Two abnormally dry winters has left California in a state of extreme drought, and the hillside was bone dry, with no moisture in the soil to hold it in place. My boots had very little traction, and the vegetation (apart from some hardy-looking ivy that, somehow, remained green) appeared so dry that it seemed that a single spark could cause it to burst into flames.

I got 'all zeros' on a scrub-covered area on top of the hill. The only available view was a view across the canyon to the north. I saw a 'for sale' sign in front of the house at the bottom of the hill (on Oak Canyon Drive), so if you act quickly, you can live close enough for a successful visit!


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#1: The confluence point lies atop a steep, scrub-covered hill
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
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