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United States : Oregon

3.4 miles (5.4 km) SSE of Springfield, Lane, OR, USA
Approx. altitude: 143 m (469 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 44°S 57°E

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS unit showing the confluence coordinates

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  44°N 123°W (visit #2)  

#1: The owner's driveway

(visited by Matt O'Brien)

24-Nov-2000 -- While visiting relatives in Springfield for Thanksgiving, I decided to make an attempt at N44xW123 as the previous (currently posted) attempt had fallen a few hundred feet short. Armed with the previous visitors information, I easily located the area and decided to take a more proactive role in achieving my goal. The confluence is located on private property, so I parked the Jeep in the empty driveway and knocked on the door of the property owner. Multiple attempts to make contact failed. I assume the house was vacant due to it being the Thanksgiving weekend. I walked across the street to a mobile home park and talked to it's owner. I explained the project in layman's terms and they said it should be OK to "go on over". I assured them I would make my visit hasty. With that, I followed a trail that ran beside the property to the west until it led to a section of the fence that was down. I stepped accross and followed my Garmin until it gave me the reading I needed (see pic 2). The barking dogs were a bit disconcerting but they must've been secured as they never approached. I quickly made my exit and revisited the trailer park to let them know I was leaving.

Coordinator's Note: Accuracy estimated in 2008


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#1: The owner's driveway
#2: GPS unit showing the confluence coordinates
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