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United States : California

5.0 miles (8.1 km) ESE of Los Molinos, Tehama, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 112 m (367 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 58°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: Ground cover at the confluence point #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m #8: View North, from 120m above the point #9: View East, from 120m above the point #10: View South, from 120m above the point #11: View West, from 120m above the point

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  40°N 122°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies on a grassy hillside, in ranchland.  (This is also a view to the North, across the access road, 200 feet away.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

08-Jul-2022 -- While returning from Oregon to my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, I decided to revisit this point that I had last visited 14 years ago (and, surprisingly, by nobody else since). The point lies just 200 feet to the South of a gravel road. However, there’s a gate - 1.3 miles from the point - that is often locked. Such was the case during my earlier visit, in 2008, but not during the previous visits in 2001.

Fortunately, today the gate was unlocked once again, so I could drive directly to the point; I didn’t need to take my mountain bike, as I did in 2008. The point looked exactly the same as it did 14 years ago: a grassy hillside scattered with rocks, with sparsely-growing live oak trees nearby - typical California ranchland.

The Central Valley is a dominant feature of California's geography - running north-west to south-east, along much of the state. By my count, there are eight Degree Confluence Points located in or around the Central Valley: four located on the flat valley floor; three in the western foothills surrounding the valley; and this point, in the eastern foothills.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies on a grassy hillside, in ranchland. (This is also a view to the North, across the access road, 200 feet away.)
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m
#8: View North, from 120m above the point
#9: View East, from 120m above the point
#10: View South, from 120m above the point
#11: View West, from 120m above the point
ALL: All pictures on one page