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United States : Washington

2.5 miles (4.0 km) NE of Machias, Snohomish, WA, USA
Approx. altitude: 148 m (485 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 58°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS reading -- all zeroes... #3: Large local resident #4: Forget-me-nots in the driveway #5: Lake Stevens

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  48°N 122°W (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence at the end of the driveway

(visited by Eric C. Lincoln and Michelle Lincoln)

20-May-2002 -- At the last possible instant, we decided to go up to nearby Lake Stevens and visit this confluence, previously visited only once, and not since 1999.

We found the confluence in the same corner area as the previous visitors. We first checked to see whether the confluence was accessible directly from Price road, but it was clearly back in the corner lot. But we did run into the local wildlife, a banana slug, about 5" long.

Undeterred, we decided to try to find someone home at the house most likely attatched to the area and ask permission to look for the confluence in their forest. On the way up the driveway, we passed the point the previous visitors reached in their quest, as well as a thick patch of forget-me-nots, which grow almost wild in Washington.

After failing to find anyone home, we noticed, to our surprise, that we were AT the confluence right at the end of their driveway. We quickly took photos of the GPS and The Spot (to protect the homeowner's privacy, we didn't take pictures toward their house) and went on our merry way.

On our way back to the metropolis, we took a quick detour to Lake Stevens, from which the confluence is indexed.

The whole trip to that point took less than an hour from home, and our first Washington State confluence was in the bag!


 All pictures
#1: The confluence at the end of the driveway
#2: GPS reading -- all zeroes...
#3: Large local resident
#4: Forget-me-nots in the driveway
#5: Lake Stevens
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