the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Connecticut

1.6 miles (2.6 km) WSW of West Hartland, Hartford, CT, USA
Approx. altitude: 326 m (1069 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°S 107°E

Accuracy: 13 m (42 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Forest to the south. #3: Forest to the north. #4: And forest to the west. #5: Almost all zeros.

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  42°N 73°W (visit #7)  

#1: Forest to the east.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

27-May-2007 -- This was the third of three confluences on the second day of a Memorial Day Weekend GPS marathon. 42N 73W is just west of Hartland, CT about 400 feet east of Mill Street. This is a densely wooded area on both sides of Mill St. We parked next to a red dumpster near a boxy gray house with green trim. It appeared to be undergoing renovation as there was clearly no one living in it. Sharlene, who had accompanied me on the first two confluences of the day decided to sit this one out and remain in the car while I ventured forth into the woods. Although it was still daylight, the sun was low and the dense forest made the conditions quite dark. I made my way around the house, over several stone fences downhill to the confluence. With the heavy tree cover, I spent significantly more time dancing back and forth (and being eaten by flying forest insects) trying to get zeros on my GPSr. Although I did see all zeros for a fleeting moment, the best I could catch with my camera is in photo #5. As you can see from the photos in the cardinal directions, it was forest in all directions. As mentioned before, it was quite dark and required use of the flash to get the photos. By the time I was ready to retreat to the car, I realized two things; my internal compass was dizzy from the GSP dance trying to get all zeros and I had forgotten to set a waypoint for the location of the car. Fortunately I had set my (real) compass for the bearing from the car to the confluence. By reversing that direction I made it back to Sharlene and the car with little trouble. Sharlene, who is a relatively new navigator on these GPS outings admitted to being a bit concerned by the time I finally made it back from the confluence (only 400 feet away).

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#1: Forest to the east.
#2: Forest to the south.
#3: Forest to the north.
#4: And forest to the west.
#5: Almost all zeros.
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