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United States : Kansas

2.1 miles (3.4 km) E of Linwood, Leavenworth, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 237 m (777 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 85°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 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 in thickly-vegetated woodland #6: All GPS zeros! #7: A freight train passes along the railroad tracks, just north of the point #8: The Kansas River, just 300 feet south of the point

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  39°N 95°W (visit #5)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

13-May-2017 -- My final visit of the day was to this interesting-looking point, just east of Kansas City, close to the Kansas River. My first challenge was finding a good place to park along the narrow rural road - with no shoulders - that ran just north of the point. I finally found a turnout at 39.00170°N 94.99654°W. From there, I hiked south through a bare field, then climbed up a bank onto the railroad tracks. I had to stop for a few minutes while a freight train passed by. This is apparently a busy route, as two more trains passed by later, as I was exploring the point.

After the train passed, I walked westward along the tracks for a short distance, then headed down the bank (southwards, off the tracks) to cross a small wheat field. Then, just before the point, I entered thickly-vegetated woodland (with stinging nettles).

The point lies in this thickly-vegetated woodland - just 300 feet north of the Kansas River. The ‘North, East, South, West’ photos look pretty much the same. After visiting the point, I slogged south through the vegetation some more to reach the bank of the Kansas River - just 300 feet away. (So, it would be possible to make a successful visit to this point by boat!)


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies in thickly-vegetated woodland
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: A freight train passes along the railroad tracks, just north of the point
#8: The Kansas River, just 300 feet south of the point
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