18-Feb-2001 -- This is an interesting confluence. It is located in the Coosa River in Alabama not far
from the river edge. I had seen the location on the aerial photograph on Terraserver, and
printed it to have as a reference. I have included it as picture 5.
To reach the confluence I went into the Forest River Apartment complex. Driving to
the back, I could see the river. I parked near the Information Center, grabbed my GPS
and my boots and started to the river. I headed to the point where my GPS read
N34°00'00.0" and looked west. I was in a muddy area next to the river where
a runoff stream comes into the river. I am sad to say that the area has a great deal of
trash, as is evidenced in my photos. Photo 1 shows a close up with
the N34 line noted at the top. You can see the funeral
home to the left, and a white building by the boat launch area to the right. Photo 2
shows my GPS reading at the location. I would estimate that I was about 20 yards east
of the exact confluence.
I went to the other side of the river to take photo 3 and 4. Photo 3 shows the apartment
complex at left, and you can just make out the old trashcan from photo 1 on the river edge
near where I took photo 1. For photo 4, some ducks happened to be coming
down the river, and I photographed them as they were near the actual confluence. You
can see the trashcan better in this photo. Photo 5 is the aerial photo of the area, with some
of the landmarks noted. There are two faint "+" symbols in the image that mark
the exact confluence.