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United States : California

3.3 miles (5.3 km) NE of Poway, San Diego, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 364 m (1194 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 63°E

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  33°N 117°W (visit #1)  

#1: Suburbia encroaches on the hillside

(visited by Jeff Wilson and Seth Kroeck)

15-Sep-1998 -- No description has been written.

19-Feb-2001 -- Warren Talbot writes: "I've wondered exactly where N33 W117 was for some time and wanted to set foot on the location. Then, after visiting the http://www.geocaching.com web site, and discovering a cache posted there, I made up my own geocache and placed it at the N33 W117 location. It is a tupperware box with the 'geocache' page, log book and pen. The outside of the tupperware is marked N33 W117."


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  Notes
Tom McCollum writes:
I am a property owner adjacent to the 117 W 33 N confluence in Poway, CA. My house is visible in some of the panoramic photos on the website. In order to access the confluence you must use my road and driveway. I welcome people participating in this Project and will allow access if permission is requested. Unfortunately, I can only get you to about 50 meters. To get any closer would be on my neighbor's property. He has an easement through my land. I can help coordinate a visit with him as he has allowed access in the past. We have enjoyed most of the geocachers who have been respectful of the area. It is kind of interesting to live next to the only degree confluence in San Diego County. I have wondered if there was at cold war no decimal targeting missile aimed at us.
Any requests can be sent to the Western USA coordinator, and they will be forwarded to Tom.

Update (from visit 7):
While we were there, one of the homeowners came out, and apparently confusing us with geocachers, explained that the confluence "had been removed". He also said that he was having a lot of problems with mudslides, and asked that we not come back, and tell other people that the confluence was on private property.