the Degree Confluence Project

United States : New Jersey

0.9 miles (1.4 km) SW of Old Tappan, Bergen, NJ, USA
Approx. altitude: 16 m (52 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 41°S 106°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking South #3: Looking East #4: Looking North #5: GPS reading

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#1: Looking West

(visited by Po Shan Cheah)

12-May-2005 -- The previous visitor to this degree confluence placed a geocache at the location and submitted a geocache listing to geocaching.com. Seeing the new geocache listing pop up, I decided to go to the location myself, both to find the geocache and to visit this degree confluence.

Like the previous visitor, I chose to approach from the North. There are a few choices for the entry point. I noticed that there was a parking lot and trailhead on Old Tappan Road approximately 0.8 of a mile from the confluence. However, I drove into the residential area and saw another entry point about 0.3 of a mile from the confluence.

Once in the woods, I followed some well-worn trails until I got to within 180 feet of the confluence. The terrain was dry and firm all the way, except for one minor creek crossing. According to the GPS, the error was about 30 feet. Tree cover caused the GPS reading to vary somewhat, but with a bit of adjustment and some patience, I was able to photograph a set of coordinates with exact degrees.

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#1: Looking West
#2: Looking South
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking North
#5: GPS reading
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