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United States : New York

5.6 miles (9.0 km) S of Downsville, Delaware, NY, USA
Approx. altitude: 595 m (1952 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 105°E

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#2: Looking North from confluence point #3: Looking South from confluence point #4: Looking East from confluence point #5: Looking West from confluence point #6: GPS shot #7: Petersen road #8: Path to confluence #9: House on path

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  42°N 75°W (visit #4)  

#1: Confluence point, GPS marks the spot

(visited by Kenneth Girodias)

24-Jul-2009 -- I was visiting my parents in New York and wanted to get the last of the four confluence points that surround my parents home. I made arrangements with a friend to drive down to the confluence. Starting from Knox NY, we drove down route 30. Unfortunately there was a lot of road construction and we had to make several detours. We crossed over the Pepacton Reservoir and drove around the reservoir, still on route 30, until we got to 206. We took 206 to 17 and 17 to Horton Brook Rd. We drove up Horton Brook Rd to Baker Hill Rd. When we got to Petersen Rd, we saw a number of posted signs. There was a house at the junction of Baker Hill and Petersen and there was an old man sitting on a porch. I got out of the car and asked him about the posted signs. He said the people who live on Petersen don't mind people walking around as long as they don't hunt. I thanked him, got back in the car and we drove up Petersen Rd. The confluence point is just west of the road. We had to drive pretty slow down Petersen Rd as is was a dirt road. We came to path heading to the confluence. At this point we were only about .15 miles away. We parked the car and I headed in. Unfortunately it took us a lot longer to get to the confluence than we thought it would take and I had to get back home. I ran down the path and came upon a house. At that point the confluence was about 270 feet to my right. I headed to the confluence and found it pretty quickly. Unfortunately the woods were pretty thick and I was having trouble taking pictures because of the longer exposure time needed (about 1/30 sec.). I took several shots of every picture and uploaded the best shots, thank goodness for digital cameras. I took photos of the confluence point, the four approximate compass points and a few other. This is not a real interesting confluence point, just you ordinary, everyday forest. There were quite a few blue ribbons tied to trees, maybe marking trees to cut down.


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#1: Confluence point, GPS marks the spot
#2: Looking North from confluence point
#3: Looking South from confluence point
#4: Looking East from confluence point
#5: Looking West from confluence point
#6: GPS shot
#7: Petersen road
#8: Path to confluence
#9: House on path
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