27-Sep-2003 -- I've long wanted to reach this confluence. Since moving to WA two years ago, I researched all the nearby confluence points. I've visited the Grand Coulee site twice before without an attempt, so on this trip I was determined to give it a try.
My team was friend and co-worker Dick Richter, and his friend and visitor from Chicago, Lee Farrell. I had the report from Matt Goff's visit in 2000 and maps from MapSource and ExperGPS to guide me. We left our motel in Coulee City after
breakfast. The ladies stayed behind to contribute to the local Native American casino.
We drove south on Highway 155 through the city of Grand Coulee and then northwesterly 1.9 miles on Highway 174 to a paved road going to the right. This is Crown Point Road. It leads to an excellent point to view and photograph the Grand Coulee Dam. About 0.6 mile (1.0 km) along Crown Point Road the is a gravel road to the left heading uphill and northerly. The road is signed "Primitive Road". The Confluence is about 2.3 miles (3.66 km) northerly along this gravel road.
The land at the point is covered with sagebrush and other dry-land vegetation typical of much of eastern Washington. This is an easy Confluence to visit and both the natural views and the Grand Coulee Dam are spectacular.