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United States : New Jersey

1.1 miles (1.8 km) SE of Riverton, Burlington, NJ, USA
Approx. altitude: 13 m (42 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 105°E

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#2: View to the South from confluence #3: View to North from confluence #4: View to East from confluence #5: View of confluence from the West (looking East)

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  40°N 75°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the West from confluence

(visited by Charles Hayden)

12-Mar-2000 -- I travel back and forth to Philadelphia, where my daughter is a student at Temple University. When I noticed that there was an unclaimed confluence near my travel route, I made up my mind to visit it the next time I had a chance. It helped that the confluence was easy to get to: on a golf course.

I had allocated plenty of time to find the exact spot of the confluence, and to see my GPS unit reading all those zeros. Although it was mild when I left home in the morning, by the time I got to the area of the confluence, it was windy and raw, and I was not dressed at all warmly enough. To my surprise, there were also golfers out hitting balls all over the place and giving my funny looks.

I managed to park my car by the side of the golf course, a couple hundred yards from the confluence. It took me a while to get the hang of navigating toward a given reading, especially when I was also trying to stay on the paths as much as possible. Just when I would get the numbers all down to 0, the reading would jump 5 or 10 in the least significent digits, and I would walk about trying to get it down to 0 again. Eventually my hands got so cold I was having trouble working the camera, so I returned to the spot I had wandered across most frequently and declared it THE SPOT. According the the "final" reading taken there, it was within .00021 degrees of true, or well within the GPS accuracy. I now know the disadvantage of not having an "averaging" GPS.

THE SPOT is at a little tree at the end of a path, near one hole and the next tee-off spot. Pictures one through four show the view from this point. Picture five shows THE SPOT from 50 years away (behind the trees and a little right of center). Picture six shows a view of the golf course from where I entered, near where I parked.


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#1: View to the West from confluence
#2: View to the South from confluence
#3: View to North from confluence
#4: View to East from confluence
#5: View of confluence from the West (looking East)
#6: View of golf course
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