27-Sep-2007 -- I’m not sure how common "team confluence hunting" is but maybe we’ll start a trend. Nine members of the Newmerix, Corp. Engineering team "bagged" this confluence on Sep 28, 2007. As this was the first confluence visit for each of us we decided to make it an easy one. 40N 105W is only 9 miles from where we work in Superior, CO and access is direct. This confluence is probably one of the easiest to visit on the planet, but you have to start somewhere, right?
We left work at 4 PM in mostly separate cars since everyone planned to head home after the visit (and a beer). We arrived very close to the confluence, parked at the intersection of Highway 7 and Huron and then walked west a couple of hundred yards on the south side of the highway. The confluence is off the road, down a small berm, over a barbed wire fence and then about 15 feet south. One member of our team (who will remain unnamed) made it to the zeropoint but the rest of us stayed next to the fence for the picture.
This was fun. We figure maybe "team confluence hunting" will get popular. We also like the idea of simultaneous confluence visits – tough to coordinate around the globe but a very interesting challenge. Maybe we’ll do that next.
Visitors: Brian Staton, Tom Guzik, Paul Brill, Jeff Osborn, Wylie Streeter, Cooper Jager, Chris Murdock, James Hafer and Michael Lawless. Oh, and Jeff’s 8 week old puppy was there by coincidence.