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United States : Missouri

2.9 miles (4.7 km) NW of Macks Creek, Camden, MO, USA
Approx. altitude: 244 m (800 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 87°E

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#2: Northbound on State Road "N" - looking out across the ridge tops #3: Final stretch on Coffey Hollow Rd - "X" marks the spot #4: Panoramic view from confluence spot #5: Kevin with Garmin GPS for verification

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  38°N 93°W (visit #1)  

#1: West view from confluence spot

(visited by Kevin Vap)

18-Nov-2000 -- I frequently go from Overland Park, KS (Kansas City metro area) to the Lake of the Ozarks to work on my vacation rental property. The spouse was out of town and wouldn't be accompanying me, so I took that opportunity to visit the 38N 93W confluence. She supports my GPS habit, but less so than when I was a senior engineer for Garmin. I always had good excuses for my habit back then ("gotta go test my latest software changes, honey").

Anyway, I elected to make the drive down the scenic military route of US69 to Ft. Scott, KS and then east on US54 to Mack's Creek, MO. The fall scenery was quite spectacular, even for being a few weeks past foliage peak. The area where this confluence is located is near the northwest edge of the multi-state Ozarks region. This was my first confluence visit, so with the sun shining, temperatures at 45 degrees and having picked a confluence being very near a road, everthing was coming together to make for a successful visit.

Once in Mack's Creek, I took the State Road "N" turnoff just on the east side of town. After traveling a couple of miles north, I turned west on a gravel road called Coffey Hollow Rd. This road winds around the bottom land between two ridge lines. After a couple of miles, you'll come around a bend and see a large tree and a small barn on the left. The confluence is just a few hundred feet before you get to them, and is in the left ditch. The road runs from southeast to northwest at this point.

Arrival time was around 11:45am. I walked around, took some pictures and tried to explain myself to the two vehicles that passed by and wanted to know if I needed some help. My first confluence visit turned out quite easy (can they get any easier?), so I hope to venture forth on some tougher ones in the future.

Visit http://www.funlake.com for more information on Lake of the Ozarks. It is a popular vacation spot for the midwest and even has a Marriott resort. The confluence is about 10 miles west of the southwest edge of the lake area (Camdenton), so it would make a good day trip from the lake, especially if you combine it with a recommended visit to Ha Ha Tonka State Park & Castle, where there are lots of hiking trails.

Visit http://www.vap.org/confluence for more photos & information of the confluence visit.


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#1: West view from confluence spot
#2: Northbound on State Road "N" - looking out across the ridge tops
#3: Final stretch on Coffey Hollow Rd - "X" marks the spot
#4: Panoramic view from confluence spot
#5: Kevin with Garmin GPS for verification
#6: Confluence spot
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