26-Aug-2022 -- While staying a couple of nights in nearby Eugene, I couldn’t resist revisiting this Degree Confluence Point that I had previously visited 13 years ago. Astonishingly, despite being close to the I-5 freeway (and the city of Eugene), there had been no other recorded visits since mine.
Last time, I approached the point from the South, from an RV park. This time I wanted to avoid the RV park’s residents, so I chose a different approach - from the Northwest. Because high-voltage power lines passed just North of the point, I figured that there would be a public access route underneath the power pylons. I parked on the side of Seavey Loop Road at [44.00148,-123.00192], 0.14 miles Northwest of the point. After crossing a fence, I hiked (through long grass, sprinkled with brambles) underneath the power lines. I had to detour slightly to the North to bypass a creek, then crossed a barbed wire fence to continue hiking south (still through long grass and brambles), just East of 123 Degrees West.
13 years ago, there was a line of pine trees growing just East of 123 Degrees West. Sometime since then these trees were cleared; the area is now long grass (with some abandoned trucks, for variety). Also, to my surprise, part of the blackberry bush that encompasses the point was also cleared. Last time, I could get no closer than 27m (including GPS error) from the point. Today, I was able to get 14m from the point; I launched my drone from there.
Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.