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United States : California

2.4 miles (3.9 km) NE of Whittier, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 295 m (967 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 62°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The urban sprawl below. #3: Looking up Oak Canyon with Oak Canyon Drive below. #4: The confluence is on the ridge above this steep slope. #5: The house at 14478 Oak Canyon Dr. #6: All zeros.

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  34°N 118°W (visit #6)  

#1: The confluence is in this thicket.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

03-Jan-2003 -- While in LA for the week of New Years and all the square dance activities that week, I thought I should take Uwe Luettringhaus up on his suggestion that more people should visit this confluence. Actually I've been eyeing it for a long time and just waiting for an opportunity to visit it. On my way from Tarzana to a Friday night square dance in Orange County was just the time. I found myself winding my way around the hills above Whittier and finally at that same intersection of Athel Drive and Oak Canyon Drive. I parked in the bare area to the side of Athel Drive and looked up the steep slope toward where the confluence must be (photo #4). It is a couple hundred feet above the house at 14478 Oak Canyon Drive seen in photo #5. I donned my hiking boots and made my way through the soft dirt up the hill to the ridge above. I do believe I reached the same point that Mr. Luettringhaus reached. At least I recognize some of the same scenes in our pictures. For example photo #2 of the urban sprawl below. It was with some difficulty that I finally got a photo (photo #6) of all zeros on my GPSR (with a Garmin EPE of about 7 meters). It seemed to be in the dry thicket of bushes seen in photo #1, not as lush in January as Mr. Luettringhaus' photo in May. Photo #3 shows the view up Oak Canyon with Oak Canyon Drive below.


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#1: The confluence is in this thicket.
#2: The urban sprawl below.
#3: Looking up Oak Canyon with Oak Canyon Drive below.
#4: The confluence is on the ridge above this steep slope.
#5: The house at 14478 Oak Canyon Dr.
#6: All zeros.
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