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United States : California

3.4 miles (5.5 km) WSW of Whitethorn (Humboldt), Mendocino, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 658 m (2158 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 56°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: This trail marker lies about 60 feet from the confluence point, and so has made a 'successful visit' #8: A view of the ocean from the Lost Coast trail, near the confluence point #9: View from the lookout point on Chemise Mountain, on the way to the confluence point

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  40°N 124°W (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies in a Tan Oak forest, next to the Lost Coast trail

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

25-Aug-2009 -- This confluence point is one that I'd been looking forward to visiting for some time, as it lies next to a hiking trail through the beautiful "Lost Coast" area of northern California. However, I wanted to wait until the weather was suitable, because this area is often foggy or rainy. This day, however, the weather was perfect - an offshore flow kept the fog offshore, and there was clear sunshine and mild temperatures (in the low 70s Fahrenheit).

Starting from the Nadelos campground, I hiked up the Chemise Mountain Trail to the Lost Coast Trail, which passes within 60 feet of the confluence point, in a Tan Oak forest. Because of the tree cover, getting "all zeros" was difficult, but I eventually succeeded. From the Nadelos campground, the hike to the confluence point and back was about 5 miles.


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#1: The confluence point lies in a Tan Oak forest, next to the Lost Coast trail
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: This trail marker lies about 60 feet from the confluence point, and so has made a 'successful visit'
#8: A view of the ocean from the Lost Coast trail, near the confluence point
#9: View from the lookout point on Chemise Mountain, on the way to the confluence point
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