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United States : Maine

1.2 miles (1.9 km) W of East Corinth, Penobscot, ME, USA
Approx. altitude: 92 m (301 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 111°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East from the confluence #3: Ann got it zeroed in! #4: Chris(sweating profusely) and Grady (the little one) at the Confluence #5: Ann to the north from the confluence

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  45°N 69°W (visit #3)  

#1: West from the confluence

(visited by CHRISTOPHER PELKEY, Ann Hawley (Soon to be Pelkey) and Grady Thompson)

21-Sep-2008 -- We got out of the house at a decent hour to go off in search of this confluence. We headed west on Rt 15 into East Corinth. This is familiar ground to us as I hunt out this way and Ann used to live out this way. Even the Delorme Gazetteer isn't updated enough to know that there is now a paved road that runs out toward this spot. It stops about a half mile or so from the actual confluence. The road is called Bradbury Drive, by the way for future confluence searchers! It makes a sharp left, but on the corner i another dirt extension that continues on toward the confluence for a couple hundred more yards. We parked in a field and got our gear together and headed off on foot the rest of the way.

As the previous confluence finder said, there is a large blowdown of cedar trees that you have to navigate through. It made for really tough walking especially for poor Grady who is six years old. He wound up on the ground nearly cursing mad quite a few times. We also crossed the power lines and then some more blow-down. (Actually, most of it was due to clear cutting and leaving the small stuff on the ground.) Eventually, we made it through that stuff and into some nice forest. It was very easy walking for about the last 800 to 1000 feet.

We made it to the confluence site after about 20 to 30 minutes. I wandered around for a bit cursing because I couldn't get the GPS to zero in. There are large evergreen trees all through this area and I figured they were the culprit. Ann said "No, you aren't being nice to the GPS. You have to talk nicely to it!" I told her to have at it! I was about to throw the thing! She started talking to it like it was a baby or your favorite kitten and walking around slowly. I'll be darned if she didn't get it to zero in within 30 seconds! I took the picture of proof and sighed a sigh of relief!

We made our way out finding a little easier way of going on the trip back. We also left a cache within 20 feet of the confluence. It isn't hidden really well, just concealed a bit near a couple of trees that are growing together. Sign the log and replace it as you found it please.


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#1: West from the confluence
#2: East from the confluence
#3: Ann got it zeroed in!
#4: Chris(sweating profusely) and Grady (the little one) at the Confluence
#5: Ann to the north from the confluence
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