06-Oct-2000 -- I woke up that friday
morning, and realized that I didn't have class.
So on a whim, I looked at my gps reciever and figured out the nearest confluence to me.
Without any kind of map, I drove west on 20 out of Fort Worth. It was a very cold day by texas
standards, probably around 50 degrees. I kept on driving west till was a few miles from the
target longitude and then I headed north. I was able to find major roads and highways that
took me about 20 miles to a small dirt road that got me within a mile of the confluence. I got
out of the jeep by a locked gate (with no signs regarding trespassing) and hopped over.
Inside the fence I walked about a mile over drought stricken texas ranchland. It hadn't rained
pretty much all summer, but it had last night, allowing purple wildflowers to bloom (pic 1.) I
saw the old oil well mentioned in the earlier visit. The confluence was inside another fenced
off area. Once I hopped over that fence, the confluence was a few feet left (your left) of the
tree in pic 2. I photographed the four directions, and called it a success! I think in the
north-looking picture you can see the spot where the previous visitor, Richard, was standing.
Note how the bushes are all dried out.
All in all a fun trip (because I made it :-) This was my first confluence. I approached from
the south, and had plenty of water, so I had a slightly easier time than the previous visitors.