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United States : Wisconsin

0.5 miles (0.8 km) WSW of Ridgeway, Iowa, WI, USA
Approx. altitude: 340 m (1115 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 90°E

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#2: Tom stands about ten feet back from the big stick upright in the snow marking our confluence estimate #3: Blurry picture of the GPS reading in the fading light.

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  43°N 90°W (visit #2)  

#1: The view west.  We're not far off the gravel road at all.

(visited by Dr. Mark W. Palmer and Thomas C.H. Mueller)

04-Mar-2001 -- My co-explorer Thomas C.H. Mueller and I made this visit on the way home from N43 W91. With this visit, we confirm the claim made by Randy Joswig and Jeremy Joswig 10-Sep-1999. Randy and Jeremy never left the gravel road to try to get right on the confluence, but Tom and I agree that they were nevertheless well within 100m of it.

This visit was made considerably easier by the winter season making the wooded area off the east side of the gravel road more passable. We parked the car on the gravel road close to N43, jumped the barbed wire and entered the woods. It was a very short walk (about 100 ft or less) to W090 and then we refined our north-south location. The GPS was not receiving as many satellites as we would have liked, so our confluence estimate could be off by up to 60 ft. Regardless, in the west-facing photo you can clearly see the car where we parked it on the gravel road, probably pretty close to where the Joswigs stood during their visit. The contrast you can see between the dense summer foliage in the Joswig photos and the sparse winter scene here is also rather striking.


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#1: The view west. We're not far off the gravel road at all.
#2: Tom stands about ten feet back from the big stick upright in the snow marking our confluence estimate
#3: Blurry picture of the GPS reading in the fading light.
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