27-Oct-2000 -- I visited this confluence on my way back from Kansas
City to my home in St. Louis. I visited the other two
confluence points off of I-70 on the way to Kansas City.
N39 W94 had already been visited, but since I was really
close to it off of I-70 I wanted to see it anyway.
My N39 W92 visit has been posted.
This one was a lot more difficult.
I am glad I had a lot of time on my way back to St. Louis
for this one. The closest road was about a third of a
mile from the confluence. I tried just driving around
until I could get to the point easily.
But it wasn't meant to be. I first was at a dead end road.
Then I went in a small town and couldn't get to it from
those roads. I went around the town and wound up waiting
about 30 minutes at a RR crossing for a train to make its
way at around 2.5 mile per hour.
I was finally on the right road to get there.
I wound up going down DD highway to the closest point
along the road to the confluence.
I parked at a farmers small entrance to the field, and then
started walking across the field to the point. I thought
this was going to be easy. . .Nahh. .. I walked down a hill
to where the point was and came to a small stream (but big
enough that I couldn't cross it though)
I was only 350 ft from the confluence at this point. . .
I almost gave up and went back the car at this point.
I didn't feel like getting my feet wet and didn't want
to take the time to find a crossing point. But, I knew
that I would later regret it being so close and all.
So I decided to head up stream to see if I could cross
safely (and not get my feet wet).
I went about 300 or 400 yards and found two trees that
made two really nice bridges. I first had to go over a
barbed wire fence.
I had to hike upstream about another 100 yards to find
a place that I could get through. Back down stream to the
bridge I went.
At this point, I was walking in an area that was a cow
pasture. I stepped in one place that was really wet and
"soiled" and the "stuff" squirted up on my leg just above
my knee. So now I smelled like cow$#!t.
Lovely... well, I marched on none the less.
I stepped up on the bridge and started across. I had
already visited two confluence points on this trip. So
I only had 4 or 5 pics left in my camera. So I didn't get
any pictures of the bridge. I wish I could have, it was
neat. As I walked to the other side, I was startled by a
sudden rustling sound in the bushes along the stream.
I looked up and almost fell off the bridge. I have never
been this close to a deer before. I was only about 15 feet
from it. I wish I could have gotten a picture, but it
Now I had to walk back down stream to the point.
This was a piece of cake. It was in the middle of a corn
field that had been harvested already. So it was easy
The first picture is of the point looking south.
I then walked right to the point. I was pleased to finally
have reached it after so much work and aggravation.
Picture #2 is closer to the confluence. Picture three is
closer still. And finally the Standard GPS picture.
Right on the Money.
Walking back was a little easier.
I just used the coordinates that I saved for the car and
used the GPS and headed in that direction from the fence
crossing. Got back to the car and was really glad to
finally be back there. I was really glad that I was on
a trip because I had clothes to change into. But I still
smelled when I got home. Even after two more hours of
driving. But I was pleased to have reached this confluence.
I plan on many more trips to confluence points.