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United States : Kansas

3.8 miles (6.1 km) SW of South Hutchinson, Reno, KS, USA
Approx. altitude: 478 m (1568 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 82°E

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: Looking north from the Confluence

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  38°N 98°W (visit #1)  

#1: Picture of the confluence - about 60 steps in from the road

(visited by Randy Eggert)

14-Jan-2000 -- After visiting 37N 97W, I coded the 38N 98W as a waypoint into the GPS to use as a countdown. Armed with a local map showing the streets around the confluence from Street Atlas 7.0, I headed northwest.

This is the simplest confluence I've visited. The eastbound road was smooth, packed and sandy, and led me to within 40 yards of what appears to be a wheat field, small sprouts of green growing in non-furrowed, which I assume to be winter wheat. No fence, either. Going north from the car I attempted to tread lightly the 60 or so steps to arrive. Although the sun was out and not too cool (about 45°F), the 25+ mph breeze made me glad it was a short excursion.

I took the required pictures and headed back to the protection from the wind in the car. The two pictures north, barely show the traffic on US-50, about a mile away. These pictures seem to show what I think most people visulize when you say, "Kansas."


 All pictures
#1: Picture of the confluence - about 60 steps in from the road
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: Looking north from the Confluence
#6: Hand held GPS while standing on the point
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