31-Dec-2000 -- This was our second hunt for a confluence point,
and probably the best one so far. We had a lot of fun doing our first one,
and that night we planned this one out. After looking at some aerial
photographs, we knew we were going to have to ask someone permission
to get to the point, or make a mad dash and take a quick picture before
getting shot at.
We drove out to the point, and eventually we found Boyd. We used
our Mapquest maps to get right to the edge of the farm field where the point
was located, and saw that there was a house on the property. There were
some kids playing outside, so we figured we would go in and ask if we could
walk on the land. The GPS was showing that the point was pretty much
directly behind the house along a fence line.
The guy that lived at the house was awesome. Really friendly, and really,
really surprised to see us out there. After asking us why we drove about 60
miles to go and take a picture, he let us walk on the land. We started hiking
across the field, and what a workout. The snow was up to our waists from
drifting, and we had to cross quite a few fencelines. A couple were electrical,
but luckily not turned on.
It was an awesome day out, and it was a great walk. It turns out that the
point wasn’t on the guy's land who we got permission from. We had to walk
about five feet off of his land onto a field right next to his. We found the spot,
stopped to take a picture, and started walking back with one of the guy's kids
who followed us out to the spot.
When we got back, everyone from the house was out sledding, and we
talked to the property owner for awhile about the project. If he ever reads this,
I just want to let him know that we say thanks for letting us on the land. He
was really friendly, and really interested in what we were doing. This was
probably the coolest one we’ve done yet. I would have had more pictures of
it, but we ran out of film.