the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Wisconsin

6.4 miles (10.3 km) E of Webb Lake (Burnett), Washburn, WI, USA
Approx. altitude: 305 m (1000 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 46°S 88°E

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking North #3: Looking South #4: Looking East #5: Looking West #6: GPS

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#1: A view of the confluence point

(visited by Jon Amon)

20-Aug-2006 -- I decided to make a visit here on a beautiful mid-August Sunday afternoon. I left my home in Osceola and made the drive to Danbury via highway 35 for a quick bite to eat and to review my exact route to the confluence. After that I struck out east on highway 77 and headed south on Lower McKenzie Lake Road. I then turned east on Zehm road, leading further into Washburn County Forest land. I wasn’t paying attention and I initially made a wrong turn and ended up at Lower McKenzie Lake a mile or two further south, but then I backtracked to the previous intersection and continued east down a seemingly abandoned stretch of unpaved forest road. It’s labeled “Dolly Road” on Mapquest, but is no longer marked at all in reality except by a naked metal signpost and a stop sign (as if there’s ever any traffic). Actually, Dolly Road wasn’t really anything more than an undulating and deeply-rutted, sandy double track, complete with a couple of downed trees partially blocking it, that I wouldn’t want to tackle in any two-wheel-drive passenger car. Luckily my Jeep took me a little over half a mile to an intersection with a dirt lane heading north and another heading a few yards northwest before fizzling out in the woods. I parked there and hiked into the forest, GPS in hand. After a few minutes I found the confluence, but it took awhile to get a perfect reading. Eventually my patience paid off with my first confluence visit.

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#1: A view of the confluence point
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking East
#5: Looking West
#6: GPS
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