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United States : California

2.3 miles (3.7 km) NE of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 67 m (219 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 58°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: Cheryl in view to the east. #3: Jack in view along footpath to the west. #4: Looking across the 10th fairway towards the confluence. #5: GPS reading from the footpath at the confluence.

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  37°N 122°W (visit #9)  

#1: Tall trees in view to the north.

(visited by Jack Frickey and Cheryl Corrigan)

25-Jan-2003 -- Unable to attend a planned square dance weekend, Cheryl and I opted to spend Saturday (1/25/03) GPSing in the area around San Jose and Santa Cruz. Included in the day's itinerary was a visit to 37N 122W near Santa Cruz. After a picnic lunch of Togo's sandwiches on a table near the ocean at Natural Bridges State Park and a visit to the monarch butterfly "hangout" there, we headed for the nearby De Laveaga Golf Course in Santa Cruz. The confluence 37N 122W lies in the dense woods near a pathway alongside the 10th fairway. We parked across the fairway and waited to cross as a party of 3 men and one woman played through. Photo #4 is looking north across the fairway toward the woods where the confluence was found. We found an access to the pathway quite easily and proceeded quickly to the vicinity of the confluence. Homing in on exactly where the zero point lay was something of a problem because of the dense forest of tall trees (photo #1) making satellite access a bit spotty and the steep hillside with dense vegetation making off path movement nearly impossible. My estimate is that the confluence is about 10 to 15 feet north of the footpath where we were. Since I was wearing just my tennis shoes and had already fallen once on the slippery footing, I did not attempt to enter the dense underbrush to do the GPS dance and capture all zeros on my GPSR. Photo #5 shows the reading from the edge of the path nearest the confluence. Photo #2 shows Cheryl beside a fallen tree across the footpath looking east and photo #3 is looking the other direction (west) along the footpath.


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#1: Tall trees in view to the north.
#2: Cheryl in view to the east.
#3: Jack in view along footpath to the west.
#4: Looking across the 10th fairway towards the confluence.
#5: GPS reading from the footpath at the confluence.
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