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United States : Ohio

2.9 miles (4.6 km) SE of Belmont, Belmont, OH, USA
Approx. altitude: 394 m (1292 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 99°E

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#2: Turkeys #3: On the way #4: GPS #5: The gang

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  40°N 81°W (visit #1)  

#1: House

(visited by Henry C. Schmitt, Katherine Schmitt, Dean Sutherland, Libby Sutherland, Greg Schmitt and Jason Schmitt)

16-Apr-2000 -- My hardest confluence yet. Not that it was very hard to reach, although I had to walk more than 500 feet further off the road than I had to before. No, I just managed to come down with an intestinal flu that weekend. I did the confluence anyway as we were on our way home from Columbus, OH and it only added a short detour. Add to that the fact that the confluence was at the edge of a patch of woods filled with pricker bushes, and you get the idea.

Picture #2 is approaching the confluence where we startled a flock of wild turkeys. Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough with the camera to get the white tailed deer we saw a moment later. Picture #3 is approaching the crest of the hill which the confluence is on the other side of. Picture #4 is the obligatory GPS shot. If you look closely it shows 39 59 59.3 north; we were at 40 even, but then SA (which is going off the night I write this) drifted into the pricker bushes and we dared not follow.

Picture #5 is the group shot; from L to R: Henry Schmitt, Libby Sutherland, Kath Schmitt, Greg Schmitt (doing his Wallace saying "Cheese!" imitation), Jason Schmitt (in Kath's arms), and Dean Sutherland. Picture #1 is of the house on the property of which the confluence lies. And finally picture #6 is looking from the crest of the hill cross country to the nearby farms. The minivan we arrived in is by the telephone pole near the roadway.


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#1: House
#2: Turkeys
#3: On the way
#4: GPS
#5: The gang
#6: Nearby farms
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