10-May-2019 -- Yesterday, while driving from Wichita to Dodge City, Kansas, I had hoped to visit three ‘easy’ Degree Confluence Points sitting in-between, but torrential rain the previous day had left the rural dirt roads wet and muddy, and I didn’t want to risk driving on them in my 2WD rental car. Today, I did a long drive from Dodge City, Kansas to Big Springs, Nebraska. En route, I visited two interesting geographical points: Mount Sunflower (the highest point in Kansas), and the ’tripoint’ where Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas meet. Both of these points happen to have Degree Confluence Points located nearby, but I didn’t have time to visit either of them, because visiting either one would take about an hour of my time.
Instead, I managed to visit this point - South of Big Springs, Nebraska - just before sunset. The point lies in a cornfield (currently fallow), just 0.2 miles South of a rural road - making it easy to visit. Although much of the nearby countryside consists of gently rolling hills, the field that contains this point is completely flat. The views in each direction were about the same (and rather boring). However, this was the first recorded visit to this point in more than 10 years, so for that reason alone, it was worthy of a visit.