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United States : Iowa

2.6 miles (4.2 km) NE of Kingston, Des Moines, IA, USA
Approx. altitude: 162 m (531 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 89°E

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#2: Looking Down at Geospot #3: Looking South From Confluence #4: Looking West From Confluence #5: Looking North From Confluence #6: GPS Screen with Zero Minutes

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  41°N 91°W  

#1: Looking  East From Confluence

(visited by Ron Hicklin)

12-May-2001 -- I was visiting my old home town on May 12th, 2001 and had some extra time available. Since I knew this confluence was about 17 miles away, I decided to take a look at it with a view towards recording it, but due to its location I expected that the terrain might be too inaccessible or wet for me to actually get to, especially since I was cleaned up for a change. But it was located in flat agrarian river bottoms so it was worth a try.

I took highway 99 to Oakville, Iowa which is located very near where the Iowa River empties into the Mississippi River. The confluence is located about 7 miles SSE from there. I drove East off 99 on Meekers Landing Road, North on 136th Ave, ENE on Lake Road and was able to drive within a quarter of a mile of it. There it was, wide open in the northeast corner of a picked corn field not yet reworked for spring planting because of previous rains in the area. So I walked in through the stubble and recorded what you see here, then walked out with nary any harm to my finery and I hardly worked up a sweat. Too bad I was solo on this trip, It was a nice day for a stroll in the country.

I dedicate this confluence to my daughters Cheryl and Linda and my son Bob.


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