the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Colorado

3.1 miles (5.0 km) E of Woodland Park (Teller), El Paso, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 2805 m (9202 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 39°S 75°E

Quality: good

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#2: There's a farm house out there #3: There's a house on a hill #4: More scenery #5: US Air Force sign

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  39°N 105°W (visit #1)  

#1: Beginning of the panorama

(visited by Gila Mon and Gila Mon Sr.)

10-Sep-1999 -- My Summer Vacation 1999, by Gila Mon

Me and my family went on vacation to my grandparents house in Colorado. My cousin Hank brought his global positioning satellite unit. I hadn't seen one of those things since a failed attempt at a confluence near my home town in Payson.

Hank showed me how to use the GPS and I told him about the Confluence Project. He liked it. While fishing at Lake Antera we noticed we were close to a confluence near Fairplay, but we weren't close enough and didn't get it.

The next day my dad and I went to Woodland Park for a big yard sale and to get another confluence in the general direction. We had breakfast, bought a Lego set at the yard sale and headed out.

When we got close to the point we had to cross a gate that was posted private property and dad thought it risky. We tried to go around the property and meet the point on the other side. It didn't work so we had to cross that posted line and get the pics.

I opted for a panorama style photo collage of the site. It was beautiful. I look forward to many more summer vacations and conquering more confluence points in the next summer.

The sign in picture 5 read: Warning - US Air Force Installation, It is unlawful to enter this area without the permission of the Installation Commander. While on this installation all personnel and the property under their control are subject to search.

 All pictures
#1: Beginning of the panorama
#2: There's a farm house out there
#3: There's a house on a hill
#4: More scenery
#5: US Air Force sign
ALL: All pictures on one page
Currently (2004-08-26) closed to the public.
It is located on Air Force property, no access unless you are in possession of proper Department of Defense identification.