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United States : Oregon

1.0 miles (1.6 km) W of Neotsu, Lincoln, OR, USA
Approx. altitude: 36 m (118 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 56°E

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#2: The confluence is behind this fence

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  45°N 124°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking south from the confluence

(visited by Ada Kerman and Herald Williams)

05-Feb-2000 -- I wanted to visit another confluence, so I looked at maps and decided that 45ºN, 124ºW would be easier to visit than any of the unvisited confluences closer to Portland, Oregon, which all appear to be in the mountains. This one is practically on US 101. I talked my husband into the trip, printed out directions from Street Atlas USA, checked that the camera still had film and I had spare batteries for the GPS, and we headed out.

The first part of the drive went through various suburbs of Portland; after that the countryside opened up and the drive along Oregon 99 and Oregon 18 had some nice scenery. Eventually, we approached the confluence. Street Atlas USA 6.0 doesn't show many streets in the area but apparently a housing development has been put up since the program was made, so we were able to drive to a side street quite close to the confluence. At this point, the GPS indicated that the actual confluence was either in a house, or in its back yard. No lights were on in the house that we could see, so we ruled out asking the inhabitants for permission to roam around their back yard and instead skirted the fence. The reading was so close that we were well within 100 meters, so we took a picture of the back yard from outside (Picture 2), then a picture of the view to the south (Picture 1).

While we were trying to get the GPS to the closest reading possible so we could take a photo of it, a dog showed up in the back yard and started barking. Guess it had finally noticed we were near its territory. I tried to take a picture of it, but the camera came to the end of the film and started rewinding. Its display had only said we'd taken one picture when we started, but we must have reset the counter at some point. Having gotten some pictures and having no more film, we went home.

Narration by Ada Kerman


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#2: The confluence is behind this fence
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