24-Mar-2002 -- After last year's summer vacation, I didn't have time to make more confluence point trips. As a matter of fact, the whole idea had escaped my mind for quite a while because of that. That was until yesterday, when it suddenly dawned on me that I need to take a break and this sort of trip would be the right thing to do.
After preparing extensive maps on the confluence point, I took a train to the nearest town so I could access the point without much waste of time. One trouble that rose, however, was that the area was very sparsely populated and I couldn't catch any kind of transportation to reach near the point. So I had to walk all the way.
After walking about 10km for two hours, I reached an entrance to the mountain where the confluence point is supposed to reside in. There was a half-paved way that got me to within about 800m from the destination. At that location, though, the point was at due east, so I had to get out of the path and into the mountains.
Apparently, few people ever traversed where I was about to go. There was no previous path of sorts, and the trees and branches made it hard to penetrate within. Thankfully, following up a small, almost non-existent stream helped me keep the sense of directions as well as providing a relatively less cumbersome way to travel (the trees don't grow on or right beside the streams, so you can see why).
Following the said stream in the direction of east, I was able to get to within 200 meters of the point, but now the GPS told me to go up north. I had to climb up the steep mountain in front of me. After much slips and missteps, I was able to get within about 70 meters of the confluence point, much to my joy. I celebrated this by opening up and eating the snacks I had prepared.