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United States : California

0.4 miles (0.6 km) E of Applegate, Placer, CA, USA
Approx. altitude: 675 m (2214 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 59°E

Accuracy: 95 m (311 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (towards Meadow Gate Road) #3: View East (one of the nearby houses is visible) #4: View South.  (Interstate 80 is less than 1/4 mile away.) #5: View West (another of the nearby houses is visible) #6: Not 'all zeros' this time, but still close enough for a successful visit

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  39°N 121°W (visit #5)  

#1: This is as close as I got.  Manzanita scrub is everwhere.

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

06-Jul-2006 -- Although I got within the 100 metres required for a successful confluence, I feel that this was one of my least satisfying confluence visits, because all of my other recent visits have gotten 'all zeros'. This confluence point lies in a semi-rural area in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, but thanks to 'urban sprawl', it is now surrounded by houses. The confluence point appears to lie on private property.

This confluence point lies just off Interstate 80, near the town of Applegate. Meadow Gate Road (which has apparently been renamed from "Shrimp Road") passes just 140 meters North of the confluence point. From here, I hiked up the bank towards the confluence point. Because it seemed that I was on private property, and because I could hear residents of one of nearby houses apparently having a backyard summer party, I didn't venture any closer than 90 meters from the confluence point. This - combined with my GPS receiver's displayed error of +/-5 meters - produced a successful confluence visit (barely).


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#1: This is as close as I got. Manzanita scrub is everwhere.
#2: View North (towards Meadow Gate Road)
#3: View East (one of the nearby houses is visible)
#4: View South. (Interstate 80 is less than 1/4 mile away.)
#5: View West (another of the nearby houses is visible)
#6: Not 'all zeros' this time, but still close enough for a successful visit
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