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).