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United States : California

10.5 miles (16.9 km) SE of Dinkey Creek, Fresno, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 2162 m (7093 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 61°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Panorama #2 #3: Panorama #3 #4: The displays of our GPS receivers at the confluence #5: The 'McKinley Grove' of Giant Sequoias - just 6 miles from the confluence #6: More Giant Sequoias

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  37°N 119°W (visit #1)  

#1: A view from the confluence (panorama #1)

(visited by Ross Finlayson and Brian Warkentine)

22-Oct-1999 -- The N37 W119 confluence - despite lying in the midst of northern California's Sierra Nevada Mountains - is surprisingly easy to reach, as it's less than a mile from a main road. The confluence is located on a forested ridge near Wishon Reservoir (which is east of Shaver Lake, and north of Fresno).

From Shaver Lake, we took the road that heads east towards Wishon Reservoir. Past Dinkey Creek, the road passes through "McKinley Grove" - a magnificent stand of Giant Sequoias (see pictures #5 and #6 below). This is about 6 miles from the confluence.

Continuing along the road, we were 1 mile from the confluence when we saw a narrow dirt road branching off to the right. This dirt road takes you 0.3 miles from the confluence. At this point, we hiked up a gentle slope to the confluence, which is located in a thinned out clearing near a small granite formation. Pictures #1 through #3 are a panorama taken from this site. Picture #4 is a photo of our two GPS displays at the confluence. (Unfortunately the lighting was bad here, so the displays are hard to read.)


 All pictures
#1: A view from the confluence (panorama #1)
#2: Panorama #2
#3: Panorama #3
#4: The displays of our GPS receivers at the confluence
#5: The 'McKinley Grove' of Giant Sequoias - just 6 miles from the confluence
#6: More Giant Sequoias
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)