04-Aug-2023 -- I first learned about the confluence in 1997 when reading the obituary of Stanley R Smith, a local surveyor. I was playing with rather primitive GPS at the time, but I was able to find the monument without too much trouble. Since that time the entire area of the monument was buried in brush, weeds and poison oak.
My friend, Jan Bentley, lives next door to the park and frequently hikes the numerous trails there. When I mentioned the monument to him, he was very interested, and we set out to find it. We were successful, and we determined to make the confluence accessible for everybody. We returned a week later and cleared two paths to the monument. One was downhill from the Branciforte Creek Trail, and the other was uphill from the parking lot of Baseball Field One.
We returned to the confluence on August 4 in order to take photographs and GPS readings. We used a Garmin Colorado 680 and a Garmin Montana 700. There seems to be an error in the area of 9 or 10 meters. We will attempt to get a perfect reading, but it will involve cutting through more brush and poison oak.
To visit the confluence, drive north on Branciforte Drive and turn right into the entrance to Delaveaga Park. Drive in until you come to the first ballfield, then park close to the left outfield fence. Head a few meters uphill where you find an unnamed path that follows the first base side of the field. Follow the path along the ballfield, and after about 40 meters, you will see a cleared path to your right. That path will take you uphill a very short distance to the monument.
Coordinator's Note: The monument mentioned here was emplaced in 1937, so it used the NAD27 reference frame. This means that it has an offset of 4.857m in the N-S direction and 96.293m in the E-W direction, for a total offset of 97 meters from the standard GPS (WGS84/NAD83) datum used by the confluence project.