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United States : California

3.7 miles (5.9 km) E of Calimesa, Riverside, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 1024 m (3359 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 63°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies on a steep, scrub-covered hillside #6: All zeros! #7: The city of Yucaipa cannot spell!

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  34°N 117°W (visit #19)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

26-Sep-2015 -- Way back in December 1999 I recorded the first visit to this confluence point. This was in the era of “Selective Availability”, so I wasn’t able to get ‘all zeroes’ then. So, almost 16 years later, I decided to return to this point while en route to southern Arizona and New Mexico.

As I drove along County Line Road, I could tell that there were noticeably more houses in the area than in 1999. From reading the report from the most recent visit (by Joseph Kerski), I knew that - unlike in 1999 - I would not be able to approach the confluence point by descending from the ridge to the east, because of a recently-built mansion on the ridgeline.

Instead, I approached the confluence point by climbing up from the lowlands to the west. Satellite imagery helped me a lot, but it still took a convoluted route, involving both climbing and descending, before I was finally able to get up on the ridgeline that’s just to the north of the point. From there, I scrambled down to the drainage, then a short way up the hillside on the southern side, to reach the point, which lies on a steep, scrub-covered hillside. I saw (but didn’t bother opening) a ‘geocache’ box nearby.


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies on a steep, scrub-covered hillside
#6: All zeros!
#7: The city of Yucaipa cannot spell!
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