the Degree Confluence Project

United States : California

2.9 miles (4.7 km) W of Wheeler Ridge, Kern, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 458 m (1502 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 35°S 61°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking East #3: Looking north #4: Looking west #5: All zeros #6: Looking back at the GrapeVine

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  35°N 119°W (visit #7)  

#1: Looking south (see the water tower)

(visited by Marshall Clow and David Kaplan)

28-Nov-2009 -- On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Dave and I left San Diego at oh-dark-thirty; we wanted to get a few confluences along 35N. When we left San Diego, it was cold and spitting rain, and as we drove up I-5 through the Grapevine, there was snow on the road, but it turned back to rain as we came down the hill into the central valley.

Since the last visit, there has been a bunch of building along the frontage road mentioned in previous visits (now named Dennis McCarthy Dr.). Go past the new fire station before you find the access road at (35° 0' 23.0N 118 57' 08.1W ). Follow that road over the hill, and over the acqueduct at (34° 59' 39.7N 118° 59' 34.8W ), and you will get within about 400 yards of the confluence (opposite the water tower across the valley) Then just hike up the hill about 400-500 yards.

When we were there, the rain had made the hill muddy and very slippery. Other than that, this was an easy confluence (though not as easy as our next one at 35°N 118°W).

 All pictures
#1: Looking south (see the water tower)
#2: Looking East
#3: Looking north
#4: Looking west
#5: All zeros
#6: Looking back at the GrapeVine
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