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United States : California

4.3 miles (6.9 km) NNE of Femmons, Tuolumne, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 1673 m (5488 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 60°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: 360-degree pano #3: Warning sign #4: Narrow logging road #5: Quest with WAAS corrections #6: 76CSx tracking more satellites #7: Sunrise

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  38°N 120°W (visit #7)  

#1: View north towards a huge treefall

(visited by Terje Mathisen)

21-Sep-2009 -- A very nice confluence trip!

I started as planned very early in the morning, while it was pitch dark, and followed Ross F's route very carefully, leaving the main two-lane road about 5 km before the point, and including a km on a dirt road before the final hike through the morning forest.

At this time the sun had still not risen, but it was getting close to doing so, making it light enough for jogging through the old growth forest, and the temperature was perfect.

I found the point in about 5 minutes, spent 10 minutes getting all the images and marveled at the size of some of the pine acorns that the magnificent trees have dropped all over the area.

Another 5 min back to the car, then the one hour return trip to my motel in Sonora Oaks.

Just as I started the return trip the sun rose over the pine-covered hillsides, making the views even nicer.


 All pictures
#1: View north towards a huge treefall
#2: 360-degree pano
#3: Warning sign
#4: Narrow logging road
#5: Quest with WAAS corrections
#6: 76CSx tracking more satellites
#7: Sunrise
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