the Degree Confluence Project

United States : North Carolina

5.7 miles (9.2 km) W of Durham (Durham), Orange, NC, USA
Approx. altitude: 106 m (347 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 36°S 101°E

Accuracy: 12 m (39 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: Orange marking tape #6: GPS photo

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#1: North

(visited by David Mower)

23-Oct-2015 -- I visited this confluence about 1700 hours on 23 Oct 2015. North Carolina is a beautiful place with lovely weather, at least this time of year. We have family living here now, so we will be visiting again. I went to the confluence area thinking I would reconnoiter and prepare for a family visit the next day. However, once I found a parking spot and started to walk, it became clear that it would be impossible to make a family visit, considering the configuration of our family group. So, I forged ahead through the deep forest over a bed of crunching leaves. The going was fairly easy owing to the limited undergrowth and the fairly wide disbursal of the mature trees.

I walked for about 20 minutes and was very close to ground zero. The forest canopy was rather dense so it was difficult to get an 'all zeroes' reading on the GPS. In fact, I never did see all zeroes -- it was getting late. I took photos and walked back to my car.

There is development going on in the confluence area. I saw large, new homes, some enclosed by fences and some adorned with 'No Trespassing' and 'Keep Out' signs. I saw orange and blue marking tape and markers showing lot numbers of undeveloped, subdivided land. It is likely that access to this confluence will be more difficult in the future.

Thanks for getting me out!

By the way, the GPS I was using was an app on my iPad. The app is called Spyglass.

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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: Orange marking tape
#6: GPS photo
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