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United States : North Carolina

5.7 miles (9.2 km) W of Durham (Durham), Orange, NC, USA
Approx. altitude: 106 m (347 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 101°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the west. #3: View to the north. #4: View to the east. #5: All zeros. #6: Tree stump near the confluence.

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  36°N 79°W (visit #7)  

#1: View to the south.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

17-Apr-2008 -- Cheryl and I were on our way to a square dance weekend at Lake Junaluska, NC, and arranged our route to include 36N 79W. It is only a couple miles south of I-85 near Durham. I had considered visiting this confluence several times before on my trips down I-85 between DC and Atlanta, but never quite had the time to do so.

The obvious approach is from Taproot Lane as reported by those who visited before me. I proceeded south from Taproot Lane in a wooded area between two of the large homes there. At the bottom of the hill, I crossed a small stream near a bench someone had placed to sit and enjoy the beauty of the forest. I was not the only one to choose that location to cross the stream as there were several fresh deer tracks there. I continued southward generally uphill to the accompaniment of birds singing and the rustling of old leaves beneath my feet. I found the confluence with little trouble near a large tree stump (photo #6). The photos to the south (photo #1), west (photo #2), north (photo #3) and east (photo #4) show the sunlight filtering through the trees with their adornment of spring leaves. Getting all zeros on my GPSr (photo #5) was not difficult. We had more stops to make


 All pictures
#1: View to the south.
#2: View to the west.
#3: View to the north.
#4: View to the east.
#5: All zeros.
#6: Tree stump near the confluence.
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