01-Jan-2001 -- What better activity for starting off the (real) new millenium
than to go confluencing? Especially if you have a brand-new
GPS unit to find one with? So that's what we did.
We set off mid-morning for Denver City, Texas, home of the
Wasson Oil Field. It's about a two-hour drive, mostly through
flat, irrigated cotton country with lots of oil wells. It was
cold, and, as usual, real windy. The confluence is a few miles
west of town; the aerial photo showed it to be in the middle of an
irrigated field near a road.
As the eTrex directed us in, we realized that we were very
lucky: a track road led north off the county road almost exactly
along 103 West! We turned up the track, past a mobile home, and
drove maybe a quarter-mile past the circle of one center-pivot
irrigator into a large peanut field. The GPS ticked down to
almost all zeros as we drove; I walked about ten feet east to
get the paydirt in Picture 4.