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United States : North Carolina

3.1 miles (4.9 km) N of High Point, Guilford, NC, USA
Approx. altitude: 251 m (823 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 100°E

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: West, looking towards the manmade lake #3: South #4: East, looking up a steepish hill

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  36°N 80°W (visit #2)  

#1: North, looking up the hill I just walked down

(visited by Russell Nelson)

04-May-2002 -- This confluence had already been visited, but it was a few years ago, so I figured "why not?" Maybe something has changed. Nope. The confluence is still a few hundred feet from a major road, a hundred feet from a house, and right on the edge of the lawn.

It was no challenge to find, really. Rather a sitting duck. I loaded up pygps with the aerial photos of the area. Unfortunately, Terraserver doesn't yet have the 7.5' topo maps for this area. The larger scale maps sufficed to let me know that it was just a little bit off a road.

The one meter per pixel maps are just the keenest. If you take big steps, the map scrolls with every step you take. I used ACME Mapper to create maps with the 0'0" point in red.

Best way to get to the confluence is through the apartment complex. It says "No Trespassing", but I can't imagine how they could enforce that, except against people who were being pests. I drove around to the north of the confluence, where there are two parking spots marked "GUEST", right at a gap between buildings.

I walked south, and got to the confluence in about sixty seconds. I took four pictures: North, West, South, and East (1-4 respectively). I didn't bother taking a GPS shot because the fonts I had in that version of pygps were quite small. I've since updated it with larger fonts.


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#1: North, looking up the hill I just walked down
#2: West, looking towards the manmade lake
#3: South
#4: East, looking up a steepish hill
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