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United States : Oregon

6.4 miles (10.3 km) SW of Prescott, Columbia, OR, USA
Approx. altitude: 315 m (1033 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 57°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Full 360-degree panorama #3: Sign at start of logging road #4: Rocky gravel road #5: Turned the car around and parked in the intersection #6: GPS #7: Track log on topographic map

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  46°N 123°W (visit #3)  

#1: View back across the confluence junction

(visited by Terje Mathisen)

17-Apr-2005 -- My longest confluence trip: By car 3 km to the airport express train station for a 45 km ride, Oslo-Copenhagen-Seattle (8356 km) by plane, then rental car down I5 to Kelso/Longview and across the Columbia river, a bit west, and then Apiary road south to the logging road that my maps indicated would get me closest to the point (211 km). Total distance so far: 8615 km!

Followed the (in places very rocky) logging road for a few km, until I got to a junction where I could turn the car around. I had read the previous visitors' narratives, so I realized that I could probably follow it further, but at this point it was getting to be very bumpy, so I put on my running shoes and track suit, then started jogging along.

The road makes a couple of wide turns, but in the end I discovered that there was another road junction almost on top of the point itself: I could have driven all the way there if I had a car with higher clearance!

At this point sunset was geting really close, the rain showers threathened to move back in (it rained again 3 minutes after I got back on Apiary road), and I had been on the move for 18 hours, so I spent just 5 minutes trying to get all zeroes on the GPS.

Partly due to the fading light I didn't quite manage to get a photo of it, but a close check of my track log shows that I did pass both over and around the actual point.

The next day I visited 45°N 123°W.


 All pictures
#1: View back across the confluence junction
#2: Full 360-degree panorama
#3: Sign at start of logging road
#4: Rocky gravel road
#5: Turned the car around and parked in the intersection
#6: GPS
#7: Track log on topographic map
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